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NASA’s Juno captures stunning Jupiter image showing ‘white oval’ storm

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a gorgeous image of Jupiter’s dynamic surface.

A group of swirling clouds can be seen in Jupiter’s North-North Temperate Belt, along with several bright-white “pop-up” clouds, as NASA describes it.

The color-enhanced image was taken when Juno was about 4,400 miles from the planet’s cloud tops.

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NASA’s Juno captured the above image of Jupiter. (Enhanced image by Gerald Eichstädt and Sean Doran (CC BY-NC-SA) based on images provided courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS)

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According to the space agency, two citizen scientists created the photograph using data from the spacecraft’s JunoCam imager.

An anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval, can also be seen in the image.

Juno launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in 2011, and it was a mission to examine Jupiter’s gravity field, composition and polar magnetosphere. The craft will also seek clues on the planet’s formation and its winds — which can reach speeds of up to 384 miles per hour.

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NASA’s Juno captures stunning Jupiter image showing ‘white oval’ storm

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a gorgeous image of Jupiter’s dynamic surface.

A group of swirling clouds can be seen in Jupiter’s North-North Temperate Belt, along with several bright-white “pop-up” clouds, as NASA describes it.

The color-enhanced image was taken when Juno was about 4,400 miles from the planet’s cloud tops.

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NASA’s Juno captured the above image of Jupiter. (Enhanced image by Gerald Eichstädt and Sean Doran (CC BY-NC-SA) based on images provided courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS)

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According to the space agency, two citizen scientists created the photograph using data from the spacecraft’s JunoCam imager.

An anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval, can also be seen in the image.

Juno launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in 2011, and it was a mission to examine Jupiter’s gravity field, composition and polar magnetosphere. The craft will also seek clues on the planet’s formation and its winds — which can reach speeds of up to 384 miles per hour.

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Navy SEAL, doctor becomes astronaut: ‘A true privilege and honor’

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He was a physician who trained at Harvard University.

He served as a Navy SEAL.

Now he is set to become the first Korean-American to join a NASA mission in space.

Dr. Jonny Kim, son of poor South Korean immigrants who arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, is the American Dream.

The 35-year-old started his career as a seaman recruit after graduating from Santa Monica High School in 2002.

“I didn’t like the person I was growing up to become,” Kim said in a 2017 profile in the Harvard Gazette about his decision to enlist. “I needed to find myself and my identity. And for me, getting out of my comfort zone, getting away from the people I grew up with, and finding adventure, that was my odyssey, and it was the best decision I ever made.”

As a member of SEAL Team 3, he served as a combat medic, sniper, navigator and point man on more than 100 combat operations across two deployments to the Middle East.

His duty led him to his next career.

Kim told the Gazette about a wounded comrade: “He had a pretty grave wound to the face. It was one of the worst feelings of helplessness. There wasn’t much I could do, just make sure his bleeding wasn’t obstructing his airway, making sure he was positioned well. He needed a surgeon. He needed a physician, and I did eventually get him to one, but … that feeling of helplessness was very profound for me.”

In 2012, he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at University of San Diego. He earned a medical degree in 2016 at Harvard Medical School.

One year into a four-year residency at Massachusetts General Hospital he was selected as a NASA astronaut candidate.

Out of more than 18,300 applicants, only Kim and 11 other Americans were selected for the 2017 class.

Training started in 2017, and he graduated the program last Friday.

“A true privilege and honor to walk among the @NASA Astronaut Corps with my brothers and sisters. We know there are many qualified and deserving candidates out there – we’re the lucky ones to represent humanity. Let’s work towards a better future for our world and our children,” he tweeted on Monday.

As a member of NASA’s Artemis program, the triple threat is eligible for future missions to the moon, and perhaps even Mars.

“I’m excited for the adventure,” Kim told the Gazette in 2017. “I think it’ll be another occupation where I say, ‘I can’t believe I’m getting paid for doing this.'”

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Mysterious Saturn moon could be best place to look for extraterrestrial life, top physicist says

NASA has previously said Saturn’s moon Enceladus could support life, making it one of, if not the most intriguing place in the solar system. Now, the former director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the current project scientist for the Voyager program is pleading with the space agency to head toward the icy celestial satellite in hopes of discovering life.

“We really need to get back and look at that moon,” Ed Stone told The Guardian. “We know there’s water ice evaporating – geysering – from its south pole. It’s snowing all the time. That means there’s liquid water beneath the icy crust. Here on Earth, wherever there’s water there’s microbial life.”

Stone, 83, is also a professor at California Institute of Technology and has been the project scientist for the Voyager program since 1972.

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With its global ocean, unique chemistry and internal heat, Enceladus has become a promising lead in our search for worlds where life could exist. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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NASA has not yet responded to a request for comment for this story.

Prior to the flybys by Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 in the early 1980s, not much was known about the moon, known as an “ocean-world,” discovered in 1789. “When we flew by, it was this bright white,” Stone added. In 2005, the Cassini spacecraft did several flybys of the celestial satellite, discovering water plumes from its south pole.

In 2017, NASA found the presence of hydrogen in its atmosphere, something Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist at NASA’s JPL, said at the time could be meaningful as a “potential source for energy from any microbes.”

One year later, scientists made a startling announcement when they said they had found complex organic molecules, the “building blocks” for life, on the moon. Separately that year, researchers determined Enceladus’s ocean is likely 1 billion years old, placing it in the sweet spot for supporting life.

The Cassini spacecraft intentionally plunged itself into Saturn’s atmosphere in September 2017, leaving Stone to wonder what other finds a future craft could discover. “There are people thinking how to fly through the geysers,” he said. “I think it would be best to fly through the geysers and bring back samples to Earth to see if there were microbes there.”

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This unprocessed view of Saturn’s moon Enceladus was acquired by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft during a close flyby of the icy moon on Oct. 28, 2015. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

Cassini was launched in 1997 at a total cost of $3.9 billion ($2.5 billion in pre-launch costs and $1.4 billion in post-launch) and spent 13 years circling, studying and taking data of Saturn and its moons.

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“Microbes are the most likely things for us to find,” Stone continued. “We’d want to look at that to see if microbes are related to those here on Earth or distinctly different.”

Though NASA has said previously Enceladus is a “promising ‘ocean world,'” it was not included in the itinerary for its latest mission to explore one of Saturn’s moons. As part of its New Frontiers program, NASA will send the Dragonfly spacecraft to explore Titan, which like Enceladus, is also an “ocean world” that could potentially host extraterrestrial life.

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NASA finds ‘Godzilla galaxy,’ 2.5 times wider than Milky Way, in deep space

The “king of the monsters” has been found in deep space.

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a massive galaxy known as UGC 285, 232 million light-years from Earth, that could be nicknamed the “Godzilla galaxy” due to its massive size.

It is 2.5 times wider than the Milky Way galaxy and contains nearly 10 times the number of stars, according to a statement released by the space agency.

It has been nicknamed “Rubin’s galaxy,” after astronomer Vera Rubin, according to the University of Louisville astronomer Benne Holwerda, who observed the galaxy using the Hubble.

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This Hubble Space Telescope photograph showcases the majestic spiral galaxy UGC 2885, located 232 million light-years away in the northern constellation Perseus. The galaxy is 2.5 times wider than our Milky Way and contains 10 times as many stars. A number of foreground stars in our Milky Way can be seen in the image, identified by their diffraction spikes. The brightest star photobombs the galaxy’s disk. (Credit: NASA, ESA and B. Holwerda (University of Louisville))

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“My research was in a large part inspired by Vera Rubin’s work in 1980 on the size of this galaxy,” said Benne Holwerda in the statement, adding that Rubin measured the galaxy’s rotation, giving evidence that dark matter exists. “We consider this a commemorative image. This goal to cite Dr. Rubin in our observation was very much part of our original Hubble proposal.”

Described as a “gentle giant” by NASA, the galaxy, which is located in the Perseus constellation, “looks like it has been sitting quietly over billions of years, possibly sipping hydrogen from the filamentary structure of intergalactic space,” according to the space agency.

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It’s unclear at the moment how it got so big, Holwerda added.

“How it got so big is something we don’t quite know yet. It’s as big as you can make a disk galaxy without hitting anything else in space.”

It may be that the galaxy consumed smaller nearby galaxies in the past or it could possibly have slowly accreted gas for new stars. “It seems like it’s been puttering along, slowly growing,” Holwerda continued.

The findings were presented at the winter American Astronomical Society meeting in Honolulu.

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NASA loses contact with satellite searching for distant planets

This may be a big year for NASA with a number of upcoming projects, but 2020 is off to a rocky start for the space agency, as it announced it lost contact with the ASTERIA satellite, a small spacecraft that’s designed to look for planets outside the Solar System.

NASA JPL said it lost contact with the Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics (ASTERIA) satellite on Dec. 5. The craft, smaller than a suitcase and known as a CubeSat, was observing “a handful of nearby stars” and was able to demonstrate “that it could achieve precision measurements of the stars’ brightness,” the agency said in a release dated Jan. 3.

“With that data, scientists look for dips in a star’s light that would indicate an orbiting planet passing between the satellite and the star. (This planet-hunting technique is called the transit method.) Mission data is still being analyzed to confirm whether ASTERIA spotted any distant worlds.”

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Left to right: Electrical Test Engineer Esha Murty and Integration and Test Lead Cody Colley prepare the ASTERIA spacecraft for mass-properties measurements in April 2017 prior to spacecraft delivery ahead of launch. ASTERIA was deployed from the International Space Station in November 2017. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Since it completed its initial mission in February 2018, ASTERIA has been used to test a variety of functions to make CubeSats more autonomous, including the use of artificial intelligence, NASA said. “ASTERIA also made opportunistic observations of the Earth, a comet, other spacecraft in geo-synchronous orbit and stars that might host transiting exoplanets,” the space agency added.

“The ASTERIA project achieved outstanding results during its three -month prime mission and its nearly two-year-long extended mission,” said JPL’s Lorraine Fesq, current ASTERIA program manager, in a statement. “Although we are disappointed that we lost contact with the spacecraft, we are thrilled with all that we have accomplished with this impressive CubeSat.”

ASTERIA could also aid with missions such as the Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey (TESS), the replacement for the Kepler satellite. TESS has made a number of exoplanet discoveries, including its most recent find of an alien world that “should not exist” in its current location.

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Even if NASA is unable to regain contact with ASTERIA, it said scientists will still be able to conduct experiments on the autonomy programs utilizing the mission testbed, a replica of the craft’s internal hardware.

ASTERIA has been sending data to NASA since 2017. Since completing its initial mission in February 2018, it has performed three mission extensions. NASA said attempts to contact the craft “are expected to continue into March 2020.”

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NASA reveals galactic ‘fireworks’ in stunning new image

A new image released by NASA shows a gorgeous display of fireworks in a galaxy located about 23 million light-years away.

However, it’s not paper, powder and actual fire that’s creating this stunning image, but a huge black hole, shock waves and vast amounts of gas, according to NASA.

The galaxy shown, NGC 4258, is well known for having two extra spiral arms that glow in X-ray, optical and radio light.

“The anomalous arms are seen in this new composite image, where X-rays from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory are blue, radio data from the NSF’s Karl Jansky Very Large Array are purple, optical data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope are yellow and infrared data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope are red,” the space agency explains in a statement.

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NASA captured this image of a spiral galaxy some 23 light years away. (X-ray: NASA/CXC/Caltech/P.Ogle et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA)

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As NASA notes, a new study made with Spitzer shows that shock waves, similar to the sonic booms from supersonic planes, are heating large amounts of gas – equivalent to about 10 million suns.

Scientists believe the black hole at the galaxy’s center is creating powerful jets of high-energy particles.

Those jets, in turn, strike the galaxy’s disk and generate shock waves.

Lastly, the shock waves heat the gas to thousands of degrees.

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What I taught 60,000 NASA employees about cybersecurity

Working for NASA is a big job and a true honor. Every day, the talented men and women of NASA must think on a cosmic level because it’s not just about space exploration and research. Sometimes it’s about planetary safety, such as their plan to destroy Earth-ending asteroids. Tap or click here to read about NASA’s innovative plan.

Other work involves preventing cyberattacks on Earth or the International Space Station. Like corporations or government agencies, NASA has to protect itself from the most sophisticated hackers.

But it begs the question: Do tens of thousands of NASA employees and contractors know how to protect their personal devices at home?

One vulnerable moment on a private server could lead to astronomical problems. So how do NASA employees defend their personal computers and myriad of devices? It starts by practicing good habits online. Tap or click to read 8 stupid things you’re doing on the web that put you at risk. Are you guilty of any of these?

I recently had the distinct pleasure of giving a keynote speech at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I discussed essential safety procedures everyone needs to know these days.

I covered three major topics during the event and, while each is important, luckily it’s not rocket science. You need to adhere to all three in 2020.

1. Your first line of defense

I get it; no one spends much time thinking about their router; you just want it to work. But for meaningful cybersecurity, your router is your first line of defense for keeping criminals out of your network.

Hackers could have compromised your router already and have complete access to your data, files, and network. Tap or click here for a free test to see if your router has been hacked.

Right out of the box, your router comes with a default username and password. Since these credentials are available on the internet, amateur hackers how to break in and do all kinds of damage. So, the first order of business is to log into your router’s administration console and get that generic password changed.

If you don’t know your router’s password, tap or click here to learn how to find it and change it.

Next, update your router’s firmware to the latest version. The exact steps depend on your router brand and model, but all the modern options have an administrator page you can access via browser.

All you have to do is type the default IP address of your particular router on your browser address bar, and that will take you directly to that page. Tap or click here for detailed steps on updating your router’s firmware.

Once the credentials have been changed and the system is up to date, it’s time to adjust a few settings. If you’ve been using the same router for years and all you see in your security options is WPA or WEP, trust me, it’s time to go shopping for a new one.

Look for WPA2 or the latest standard, WPA3, and make sure your new router has a firewall, which comes built-in on just about every newer model. While you’re at it, there’s even more you can do. Tap or click here for 5 security settings to turn on before it’s too late.

2. Don’t leave home without it

Every time NASA provides a laptop for working remotely, the employee is required to use a VPN. That’s precisely why they were created in the first place — to securely connect business networks through the internet to allow secure access from home.

A virtual private network, or VPN, is a layer of protection between your devices and the internet. It hides your IP or MAC address along with your location and encrypts the data that travels from your device to websites you visit.

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Most importantly, when you’re using public Wi-Fi and not a trusted network, a VPN provides a critical layer of security. They’re inexpensive and easy to procure.

If you’re on an unsecured network like the one you might find at a coffee shop, airport, library, or other public places, you send queries through cyberspace, and they route through private networks to other computers or servers, exposing you to skilled hackers.

If you want a more in-depth look at VPNs, tap or click for a complete guide to choosing and setting up your own VPN.

3. Beware the inbox

Phishing attacks are no joke. Scam attempts that come into your email, social media accounts and text messages can be persuasive at first, until you take a closer look.

Phishing scams have become more sophisticated in recent years. Instead of the long-lost uncle leaving you a $10 million inheritance, scammers pose as real businesses or government agencies.

You might get an email that looks like it’s from Netflix, saying your account has been compromised, and you need to reset your password. Tap or click here to see what it looks like. If you click the link from your email, you’ll be taken to a website that probably looks like the real thing.

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The next type of scam is called spear phishing, and it’s a little more personal: Realistic-looking emails from real companies or agencies might include your name, phone number, and even your job title or home address. This information could be culled from social media, or maybe it originated from a data broker.

Phishing attacks could include malicious links or even attachments that can infect your system with malware. That way, they can access what’s on that device or worse: infect your entire network and potentially any other device on it.

So don’t wait. If these techniques are good enough for NASA, they’ll definitely work for you.

BONUS TIP FOR EXTRA KNOW-HOW: How to see all the devices connected to your network

If you use wireless internet at home, you probably have several devices connected to your network. It’s so easy to keep piling on additional devices, too: your new laptop, another video game console, a new tablet or even your friend’s phone.

You may even begin to lose track of everything that’s connected, or worse, notice things that don’t belong. There may even be users who have tried to connect to your Wi-Fi network without your permission or knowledge.

This is bad news for a few reasons. Someone could be stealing your network bandwidth — or your personal information. Luckily, there are simple ways to determine which devices are connected to your network, and you can prune what should and shouldn’t be there.

Tap or click here to take a closer look at who’s using your connection.

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Morocco’s Anti-Atlas Mountains seen in colorful new NASA image

NASA released a gorgeous image of the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco on Thursday that uses infrared bands to depict different rocks and show complex folding.

The mountains formed as a result of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates colliding about 80 million years ago, according to NASA.

“The limestone, sandstone, claystone and gypsum layers that formed the ocean bed were folded and crumpled to create the Anti-Atlas Mountains,” the space agency said in a statement that accompanied the image.

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The Anti-Atlas Mountains are seen above. (NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team) (NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team)

“In this image of southwest Morocco, visible, near-infrared and short wavelength infrared bands are combined to dramatically highlight the different rock types, and illustrate the complex folding,” NASA said.

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Terra launched 20 years ago in December 1999 and is the flagship of the agency’s Earth Observing System, providing scientists with consistent data about Earth.

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NASA astronaut celebrates Hanukkah from space, shows off festive socks

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She took Hanukkah celebrations to new heights.

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir marked the first night of the eight-day holiday Sunday by tweeting an image of her festive socks from the International Space Station.

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The photo — taken in an observatory module — shows Meir’s menorah and Star of David-printed socks, seemingly dangling above the Earth.

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“Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate it on Earth! #HappyHanukkah,” she wrote.

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Meir, who arrived on the space station in late September, is scheduled to spend more than six months on board.

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She took part in the historic, first all-woman-spacewalk in October, with fellow astronaut Christina Koch.

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