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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Best Space Stories of the Week – July 19
Pluto's heart, new horizons images
July 19th, 2015
NASA's New Horizons probe dominated the news cycle this week, after making a successful close encounter with Pluto, and sending back incredible images and data. Plus, an astronaut mining company launched a tech-testing satellite.
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Do Pluto and Charon Spout Icy Plumes?
Enceladus Eruptions
July 14th, 2015
Pluto, Charon, and other large objects in the outer reaches of the solar system could boast icy plumes, and NASA's New Horizons mission could find them.
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How to See Venus, Saturn, Jupiter & Mercury in July's Night Sky
Saturn in July 2015
July 1st, 2015
July offers opportunities to see Venus, Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury overhead. Here's how, and when, to spot them.
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NASA Spacecraft Less Than 1 Year from Jupiter
Artist concept of Juno passing over Jupiter
July 17th, 2015
NASA's Juno probe is now less than one year away from its rendezvous with Jupiter. Juno, which launched in August 2011, is scheduled to slip into orbit around the gas giant on July 4, 2016.
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See Venus at Its Most Brilliant Tonight
Brilliant Venus, July 10, 2015
July 10th, 2015
Venus is putting on a show for skywatchers throughout July. Tonight (July 10), Earth's "sister planet" will be at its most luminous, blazing brightly in the western sky.
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Venus and Jupiter Put on a Celestial Show This Month
Venus and Jupiter in July 1 Night Sky
July 1st, 2015
If you've been watching the western sky just after sunset lately, you will have noticed two bright objects, gradually drawing closer. These are the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, and they're putting on a show this month.
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Jupiter's 'Twin' Found: Is This Solar System 2.0?
Jupiter's Twin Illustration
July 16th, 2015
A planet remarkably like Jupiter, orbiting a star remarkably like our sun, may have been found by scientists, who say the system could have more planets like our own.
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Venus and Jupiter Put on Cosmic Show for Ramadan
Venus and Jupiter Encounter at Rasulullah Mosque
July 5th, 2015
A set of sublime images from reader Saheed Jafari show Venus and Jupiter providing cosmic decorations during the month of Ramadan.
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How NASA Could Explore Jupiter Moon Europa's Ocean
Mick West and Icefin
June 23rd, 2015
NASA hopes to send robotic submarines into Europa's subsurface ocean someday, and researchers are currently testing out some prototypes in Antarctica.
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