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Illustration of two black holes orbiting each other, emitting gravitational waves. Gravitational waves are a prediction of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Gravity is the distortion of spacetime by mass, and changes in this distortion travel ...
Keywords: black hole, gravity, gravitational, wave, spiral, colliding, relativity
Juno at Jupiter
Animation of NASA's Juno spacecraft arriving at Jupiter and examining the planet from a polar orbit. Juno was launched in 2011 on a five-year flight to Jupiter. Unlike previous Jupiter missions, it uses solar panels (three arrays seen here). Previous...
Keywords: Juno, Jupiter, planet, gas giant, spacecraft, animation, astronomical art
Tides of Fire
This picture shows Jupiter seen from the surface of its closest Galilean moon, Io. Because Io is so close to Jupiter, it is constantly engaged in a tug-of-war with the planet's considerable gravity. On Earth, the Moon's gravitational pull, and to a l...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, Jupiter, landscape, traditional art, volcanism