Juno probes the depths of Jupiter's Great Red Spot - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary series 20 Episode 98

Dec 22, 2017, 08:42 AM

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*Juno probes the depths of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its first pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot in July indicate that this iconic feature penetrates well below the clouds. Other revelations from the mission include that Jupiter has two previously uncharted radiation zones.

*Life discovered living on just thin air Scientists have discovered microbes that literally live on thin air. 01The findings have implications for the search for life on other planets, suggesting extra-terrestrial microbes could also rely on trace atmospheric gases for survival.

*Claims that Mars does have a protective magnetosphere after all A new study claims the Martian atmosphere is well protected from the effects of the solar wind despite the absence of a global Earth-like magnetic field. While Mars now lacks Earth’s geodynamo driven magnetic field, the Sun’s solar wind instead induces currents in the ionized upper Martian atmosphere -- creating an induced magnetosphere.

*Sceptics guide to Christmas Eran Segev joins us to look at the real origins of Christmas

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