Jupiter Current Affairs, GK & News

Near Identical Twin of Jupiter Planet

Astronomers have recently discovered a planet that is a near-identical twin of Jupiter. The newly discovered twin of Jupiter is also located at a similar distance from its star as the distance between Jupiter and the Sun. Overview: The newly discovered planet has been dubbed K2-2016-BLG-0005Lb. This exoplanet has been discovered by an international astrophysicist’s ..

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Europa Clipper Spacecraft

The Europa Clipper which is formerly known as the Europa Multiple Flyby Mission is an interplanetary mission being developed by NASA and also includes an orbiter. The spacecraft, which is scheduled to launch in October 2024, is being designed to study the moon Europa through a series of flybys while in Jupiter’s orbit. Overview: Follow-up ..

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Earth Trojan Asteroid

The Trojan asteroids are those asteroids that share a common orbit with a planet in the solar system. These rocks circle the same star as that of the planet in the same path. So far only one Trojan asteroid was known to revolve in earth’s orbit. It was called 2010 TK7. Recently astronomers have found ..

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NASA’s Lucy Mission- Key Facts

American Space Agency, NASA, is set to send its first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. Key Points Spacecraft will be launched from “Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida” on October 16, 2021. This spacecraft would obtain new insights into the formation of solar system 4.5 billion years ago. The spacecraft has been named as ..

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JUICE: Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer of European Space Agency

The Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer of the European Space Agency recently entered into a critical sequence of tests. About Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer It is called JUICE. It is an interplanetary spacecraft developed by European Space Agency. It is under its development phase. The main contractor of the mission is Airbus Defence and Space. The ..

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Jupiter- Saturn Great Astronomical Conjunction

On December 21, 2020 the world is to witness a rare celestial event, the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter. How often does this occur? The next time, the two giants will come this close only on March 15, 2080. The last time these planets came this close was on July 16, 1623. Earlier to this, ..

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