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Greece to Host Next-Generation European Supercomputers

Greece is one of five locations for the next generation of European supercomputers, as announced by the European High Performance Computing (EuroHPC) Joint Undertaking on Wednesday. The five selected sites do not include Germany, which will host the first European...

Jupiter’s Moon Europa May Be Hiding Alien Life

A new study exploring the icy shell of Europa, one of Jupiter’s largest moons, finds the frigid satellite shares striking similarities with Greenland. Evidence of the shallow pools—not far beneath the frozen surface of Europa—emerged when scientists noticed that giant...

Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede Emits Dial-Up Noises

Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede, which was named after a Trojan prince in Greek mythology, actually has a sound, according to NASA; unfortunately, it doesn't sound like Greek music but rather emits an odd stream of sounds that is reminiscent of...

Planet Survived its Dying Star: Lessons for the End of Our Solar System

For the first time ever, astronomers have astrophysical evidence that Jupiter and other planets in the solar system will survive the death of the Sun.  By Dimitri Veras How will the Solar System die? It’s a hugely important question that researchers...

NASA’s Lucy Mission Prepares to Launch to the Trojan Asteroids

NASA's announced on Thursday that its Lucy mission is ready for launch on Saturday, October 16. The mission is set to explore the Trojan asteroids that surround Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. The spacecraft will reach the...

NASA Space Probe Explores Ganymede, the Moon of Jupiter

NASA’s space probe called "Juno" is now passing by Ganymede, the largest Moon in the solar system, in the closest flyby in two decades of any spacecraft near the heavenly body named after the handsome son of King Tros, whom Jupiter...

Planets Align Before Christmas to Produce "Star of Bethlehem"-Like Phenomenon

As the year 2020 has had one unusual occurrence after another, it seems fitting that the year will end with another extremely rare event -- what astronomers say is a "triple conjunction" of planets, which will perhaps be another...

Jupiter’s Recently Discovered Moons Receive Ancient Greek Names

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science announced last year that they had found twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. This new discovery has brought the total number of moons orbiting around the planet...