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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Brightest Planets in April's Night Sky: See Mars, Jupiter and More
This NASA graphic shows the location of Mars in early April at 8 p.m. local time. Mars will reach opposition on April 8, 2014.
April 7th, 2014
Planets abound in the night sky this month, which affords good views of Venus, Jupiter and Neptune. And on Tuesday (April 8), Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in more than six years.
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Moon Passes Brilliant Jupiter Sunday Night: How to See It
The locations of Jupiter and the moon are shown in the night sky at 11 p.m. on March 9, 2014 as they move across the southwestern sky in this Starry Night sky map.
March 8th, 2014
If the skies are clear where you live on Sunday night, you'll be able to see a waxing gibbous moon shining high in the southern sky, and glowing brightly well above it will be the largest planet in our solar system: Jupiter.
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See the Moon Meet Jupiter in Sunday Night Sky: Where to Look
Jupiter will shine near the moon the night of Sunday, April 6, 2014. This sky map shows the location of Jupiter and the moon in the southwestern sky at 11 p.m. local time, as viewed from mid-northern latitudes.
April 5th, 2014
Step outside Sunday (April 6) evening to see a rendezvous of two of the brightest objects in the night sky: the moon and the planet Jupiter.
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New Dwarf Planet Found at Solar System's Edge, Hints at Possible Faraway 'Planet X'
Discovery Images of 2012 VP113
March 26th, 2014
The newfound object, called 2012 VP113, joins the dwarf planet Sedna as a resident of a far-flung region called the "inner Oort Cloud." Further, 2012 VP113 and Sedna may have been pulled into their odd orbits by a big, undiscovered planet.
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Alien Comet Swarms Hint at Mysterious Undiscovered Exoplanet (Video, Images)
ALMA Observations of Beta Pictoris Preferred Model Illustration
March 7th, 2014
An enormous belt of carbon monoxide gas lies in the disk of debris surrounding Beta Pictoris, a young star 63 light-years from Earth. The source of the gas is probably comets, which may have been trapped there by a big alien planet.
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NASA Eyes Ambitious Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa by 2025
Europa Thick Ice Crust
March 4th, 2014
The White House's 2015 federal budget request, which was released Tuesday, allocates $15 million to help develop a mission to Europa, which harbors a potentially life-supporting ocean of liquid water beneath its icy shell.
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Will Ocean Discovery On Enceladus Spur Life-Hunting Missions to Icy Moons of Saturn, Jupiter?
Saturn's moon Enceladus, covered in snow and ice, resembles a perfectly packed snowball in this image from NASA's Cassini mission released on Dec. 23, 2013.
April 4th, 2014
Saturn's moon Enceladus and the Jupiter satellite Europa both harbor subsurface seas and should be studied much more closer in the future, researchers say.
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Incredible Technology: How Fleets of 'Flat Landers' Could Explore Other Planets
'Flat Landers' for Planetary Exploration
March 10th, 2014
Researchers are developing flat, blanket-size landers that could be delivered en masse to worlds such as Mars or Jupiter's moon Europa. The approach could enable NASA to mount missions to places previously deemed too risky to explore, researchers say.
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