Jupiter: Latest Discoveries and Photos

Learn the latest discoveries about Jupiter and the Jovian moons and rings. The gas giant Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system.
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NASA Europa Mission May Search for Signs of Alien Life
This view of Europa is based on information from NASA's Galileo mission of the 1990s. This new, remastered version, released in 2014, features more realistic colors, showing how the Jupiter moon would look like to the human eye.
February 20th, 2015
NASA officials have asked scientists to consider ways that a Europa mission could search for evidence of alien life in the plumes of water vapor that apparently blast into space from Europa's south polar region.
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Mars is a Test, and Europa is the Prize (Op-Ed)
Europa, deep space exploration
February 6th, 2015
The icy moon Europa is perhaps the most tantalising destination in our solar system.
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Living on Other Planets: What Would It Be Like?
Solar System Montage by NASA
February 24th, 2015
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the moon? What about Mars, or Venus or Mercury? We sure have and that's why we decided to find out what it might be like to live on other worlds in our solar system, from Mercury to Pluto and beyond
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Tiny Microprobes Could Explore Jupiter's Atmosphere By 2030
Artist's impression of "microprobes" headed for Jupiter to probe the gas giant's atmosphere.
February 18th, 2015
Bantam spacecraft should survive for about 15 minutes in Jupiter's thick air before bursting into flame, according to researchers developing a concept mission called SMARA (SMAll Reconnaissance of Atmospheres).
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How to See the Brightest Planets in February's Night Sky
Venus is an "evening star" in February 2015. Look for it in the southwestern sky just after sunset.
February 5th, 2015
Jupiter will dazzle all night long for the entire month, and if you’re awake in the early morning hours, look for the ringed wonder, Saturn. Skywatchers will also have good opportunuties to see Mercury, Venus and Mars this month.
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Best Space Stories of the Week – Feb. 22, 2015
Two photos of the dwarf planet Ceres taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Feb. 12, 2015, from a distance of about 52,000 miles (83,000 kilometers). The images have been magnified from their original size.
February 21st, 2015
Europe's last cargo spacecraft came down to Earth in a fiery blaze and scientists reported seeing mysterious plumes emanating from Mars. Here are Space.com's picks for the best space stories of the week.
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