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NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter made the first definitive detection beyond our world of an internal magnetic field that changes over time, a phenomenon called secular variation. Juno determined the gas giant's secular variation is most likely driven by the planet's deep atmospheric winds.

New Earth-based telescope observations show that auroras at Jupiter's poles are heating the planet's atmosphere to a greater depth than previously thought -- and that it is a rapid response to the solar wind.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot

This striking view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet.

Jupiter or Earth?

It's reasonable to think that Jupiter--a gaseous planet more than 11 times the diameter of Earth--would have little in common with our home.

Jupiter Jet and Brown Barge

The southern edge of Jupiter's north polar region is captured in this view from NASA's Juno spacecraft.

Juno Spots An Eruption On Io

A team of space scientists has captured new images of a volcanic plume on Jupiter's moon Io during the Juno mission's 17th flyby of the gas giant.

Juno Mission Halfway to Jupiter Science

On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128,802 mph (207,287 kilometers per hour).

Juno Detects Jupiter Wave Trains

Massive structures of moving air that appear like waves in Jupiter's atmosphere were first detected by NASA's Voyager missions during their flybys of the gas-giant world in 1979.

Jovian Swirls

Clouds in a Jovian jet stream, called Jet N5, swirl in the center of this color-enhanced image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.

Jupiter's Southern Hemisphere

In the final minutes of a recent close flyby of Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a departing view of the planet's swirling southern hemisphere.

Jupiter's Swirling Cloudscape

Intricate swirls in Jupiter's volatile northern hemisphere are captured in this color-enhanced image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.

For centuries, scientists have worked to understand the makeup of Jupiter.

Magnetic fields around a planet or the Sun can overpower the zonal jets that affect atmospheric circulation.

Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter have been found -- 11 "normal" outer moons, and one that they're calling an "oddball."

Ever since NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft flew past Jupiter in March, 1979, scientists have wondered about the origin of Jupiter's lightning

Chaotic Clouds of Jupiter

This image captures swirling cloud belts and tumultuous vortices within Jupiter's northern hemisphere.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will use its unparalleled infrared capabilities to study Jupiter's Great Red Spot.

NASA Updates Juno's Jupiter Mission

NASA has approved an update to Juno's science operations until July 2021.

Scientists working on NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter shared a 3-D infrared movie depicting densely packed cyclones and anticyclones that permeate the planet's polar regions, and the first detailed view of a dynamo, or engine, powering the magnetic field for any planet beyond Earth.

The findings are part of a four-article collection about Juno science results in the March 8th edition of the journal Nature.

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