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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Star Trek's original prop shuttlecraft will be ...
But the more scientists learn, the more questions they have about these strange new worlds.
After decades of deterioration, Star Trek's Galileo shuttlecraft mockup is being restored to its original glory.
Water in Jupiter's stratosphere almost entirely comes from the 1994 crash of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, scientists say.
The half-frozen, half-oceanic worlds might be good places to look for alien life.
Researchers collected the chemical fingerprints of four warm, cloud-covered alien worlds that lie 128 light years away from Earth.
The dark hot spot in this false-color space wallpaper from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a window deep into Jupiter's atmosphere. All around it are layers of higher clouds, with colors indicating which layer of the atmosphere the clouds are in.
Astronomers have caught a black hole snacking on what may be a free-flying giant planet.
On April 5th, 1973 the Pioneer 11 spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral on what was originally a back up mission for the Pioneer 10. Eventually NASA made an ambitious mid-mission change to Pioneer 11's trajectory, sending it to Saturn & beyond.
The hundreds of volcanoes on Io are farther east than they're supposed to be.
NASA's New Horizon mission snapped imagery of volcanic debris emanating from Io's Tvashtar volcano in 2007. The plume reaches up to 205 miles above the surface of Io.
Saturn's tilt will make this April one of the best for stargazers to view the planet's magnificent rings since 2006. Star clusters, the comet Pan-STARRS , and Jupiter will also be visible in the nights sky.
Jupiter & Saturn, galaxies from the Leo constellation, the Lyrid Meteor Shower and a partial lunar eclipse highlights the night sky in April.
Photographer VegaStar Carpentier captured this dazzling view of the moon and Jupiter on March 17, 2013.
Photographer Greg Gibbs captured this stunning photo of an airplane cruising in front of the moon and Jupiter.
Spikes of ice along Europa's equator could explain the satellite's oddly warm midsection.