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 Power: Spring's Night Sky Dazzles with Constellations Aplenty
Big Dipper Seen in the Canary Islands
March 27th, 2015
With spring underway, the evening sky is in transition. What new stars and constellations will adorn the night sky for the next few months?
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Best Space Stories of the Week – March 15, 2015
Enceladus Cross-Section
March 15th, 2015
NASA launched a new space-weather mission and scientists found evidence of a hydrothermal system on Saturn's ocean-bearing moon Enceladus. Here's a look at Space.com's top stories of the week.
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Jupiter Is Dazzlingly Bright in the March Night Sky: How to See It
Jupiter, March 2015
March 11th, 2015
Look for dazzling, silver-white Jupiter more than halfway up in the East-Southeast as the blue sky darkens in the evening.
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Living on Other Planets: What Would It Be Like?
Solar System Montage by NASA
March 25th, 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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How Did the Saturn Moon Titan's Atmosphere Form?
Titan Moon Inset
March 9th, 2015
The atmosphere of Saturn's huge moon Titan may have been generated within the satellite as a consequence of hydrothermal activity, Data from Europe's Huygens lander suggests.
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What Would It Be Like to Live on Jupiter's Moon Europa?
Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa
March 3rd, 2015
Jupiter's moon Europa suffers from extreme cold and deadly radiation, but its astronomical and geological sights are unique in the solar system.
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Lockheed's 'Jupiter' Space Tug Could Fly to Space Station, Moon and Beyond
Lockheed Martin envisions its Jupiter spacecraft and Exoliner container as first serving as an unmanned cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station.
March 12th, 2015
Lockheed hopes the system — which features a space tug known as Jupiter and a supply module called Exoliner — wins a NASA contract for the next round of cargo missions to the space station. But the company's ambitions extend beyond Earth orbit.
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Best Space Stories of the Week – March 8, 2015
Ancient Mars Ocean Water Illustration
March 8th, 2015
A powerful camera spotted a comet and scientists captured images of a supernova four different times. Here are Space.com's pics for the top space stories of the week.
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