NASA’s Juno Will Perform Close Flyby of Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa

NASA’s Juno Will Perform Close Flyby of Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa

As the spacecraft makes a close approach of the moon, it is expected to provide valuable science – and remarkable imagery – for NASA’s upcoming Europa Clipper mission. On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 2:36 a.m. PDT (5:36 a.m. EDT), NASA’s Juno spacecraft will come within 222 miles (358 kilometers) of the surface of Jupiter’s ice-covered […]

Jupiter’s Moon Europa to Obscure Distant Star

Jupiter’s moon Europa to obscure distant star

On 19 June 2022, Jupiter’s intriguing moon Europa will pass in front of a distant star, making that star appear to disappear for at least a minute. This event will be easy to see with any size of telescope from certain parts of Africa. By timing the event and then comparing the observations from different […]