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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Living on Other Planets: What Would It Be Like?
Solar System Montage by NASA
January 28th, 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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See 3 Moons of Jupiter Perform Rare Triple Transit Friday Night
Triple Shadow Transit of Jupiter, Jan. 23, 2015
January 22nd, 2015
On Friday night (Jan. 23), observers all across North America will witness a rare event when three of Jupiter’s moons, and their shadows, pass across the face of the giant planet. The next such "triple transit" won't occur until 2032.
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Saturn's Position in the Solar System Pinpointed Within 2 Miles
Six Saturn moons are visible in this image snapped by NASA's Cassini probe in September 2007, including Titan at the lower right.
January 13th, 2015
Researchers were able to pinpoint the Saturn system's center of mass, or barycenter, within about 2 miles — a 50-fold improvement over the best estimates provided by ground-based telescopes, NASA officials said.
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How Did Life Become Complex, and Could It Happen Beyond Earth?
International Space Station Over Earth
January 20th, 2015
When astrobiologists contemplate life on nearby planets or moons, they often suggest such life would be simple. Instead of there being some kind of multicellular organism on, say, Jupiter's moon Europa, scientists instead aim to find something more like a
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Scientists Observe Solar System Planets Like Alien Worlds
Many Moons Graphic
January 11th, 2015
Getting a handle on what rocky worlds in our solar system would look like from afar will give us a basis for comparison as we seek out distant, habitable exoplanets.
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