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Jupiter Archive
23 February 2011, 06:24 PM ET
Jupiter will swim between some ocean-themed constellations over the next few weeks.
23 February 2011, 07:09 AM ET
I've never been so close to something that is going so far away.
18 February 2011, 03:20 PM ET
NASA's Messenger spacecraft has snapped a solar system family portrait.
15 February 2011, 03:05 PM ET
A claim by two astronomers of a planet four times the size of Jupiter in solar system is suspect, experts say.
11 February 2011, 05:02 PM ET
New images show dramatic auroras – flares of ultraviolet light – streaming from the planet Jupiter.
07 February 2011, 07:45 PM ET
NASA and Europe's space agency are firming up plans for an ambitious mission to explore Jupiter's moons. NASA and ESA are working to develop the Europa Jupiter System Mission
04 February 2011, 03:40 PM ET
Super Bowl Sunday offers a cosmic post-game show by Jupiter and the moon.
28 January 2011, 11:42 AM ET
The giant object that plowed into Jupiter in the summer of 2009, creating a glowing scar, was most likely an asteroid rather than a comet, new research suggests.
26 January 2011, 05:29 PM ET
Astronomers are saying that the spot on the Planet Jupiter was likely caused by an asteroid in July 2009. See pictures of the spot at SPACE.com.
21 January 2011, 05:02 PM ET
Two Jupiter moons, Io and Ganymede, will cast double shadows on the planet on Jan. 24.
21 January 2011, 04:39 PM ET
One of the most famous examples of the clash between religion and science is the trial of Galileo Galilei.
19 January 2011, 02:20 PM ET
A scorching-hot alien planet may be causing its parent star to inflate and deflate like a balloon.
17 January 2011, 06:35 PM ET
A list of skywatching events in January 2011 that you don't want to miss.
10 January 2011, 10:00 AM ET
Jupiter, the moon and Uranus will over a skywatching show as the crescent moon passes north of both planets on Jan. 9 and Jan. 10.
28 December 2010, 01:39 PM ET
This week, for the third time in eight months, Jupiter has a close encounter with Uranus.
20 December 2010, 10:00 AM ET
How to best observe the major planets of our Solar System. Some have worlds of their own.
13 December 2010, 01:36 PM ET
The moon and Jupiter will put on a celestial opening act for the Geminid meteor shower tonight.
08 December 2010, 01:01 PM ET
A huge, scorching-hot alien planet boasts surprising amounts of carbon, suggesting that worlds beyond our own solar system may be far more diverse than scientists had imagined, according to a new study.
26 November 2010, 10:19 AM ET
The brilliant planet Jupiter is shining bright at night, but there's another sky target that also promises a great experience: the amazing Andromeda Galaxy.
26 November 2010, 10:19 AM ET
The brilliant planet Jupiter is shining bright at night, but there's another sky target that also promises a great experience: the amazing Andromeda Galaxy.
25 November 2010, 02:06 PM ET
Saturn's second-largest moon, Rhea, has a wispy atmosphere composed of oxygen and carbon dioxide, study finds. NASA's Cassini spacecraft detected Rhea's atmosphere during a flyby.
24 November 2010, 10:37 PM ET
A dark brown spot that had faded on Jupiter last year has finally reappeared on the gas giant, astronomers announced Wednesday.
22 November 2010, 10:41 AM ET
Astrophysicists bring us up close with the large globes first glimpsed by Galileo as he observed Jupiter. Each is a very different world from its neighbors.
19 November 2010, 09:41 AM ET
The first alien planet ever confirmed to come from another galaxy could help scientists better understand the fate of our own solar system, researchers say.
18 November 2010, 03:01 PM ET
The first alien planet ever confirmed to come from another galaxy could help scientists better understand the fate of our own solar system, researchers say.
18 November 2010, 02:07 PM ET
The first alien planet from another galaxy has been detected, a new study suggests.
18 November 2010, 09:36 AM ET
The first alien planet from another galaxy has been detected, a new study suggests.
15 November 2010, 04:21 PM ET
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, was named after the Roman God Saturn. The planet Saturn is a gas giant and one of the Jovian planets.
15 November 2010, 02:17 PM ET
Jupiter, fifth planet from the sun in Earth’s solar system, is sometimes referred to as a Jovian planet. 63 moons orbit the gas giant Jupiter, comprised of mostly hydrogen.
11 November 2010, 11:25 AM ET
Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and the second largest.
09 November 2010, 05:58 AM ET
Exactly how big is our universe, and what place do we have in it? Come explore the Keck Observatory, where the human mind is opened to a vast realm of new possibilities.
03 November 2010, 10:44 AM ET
This weekend, Jupiter's four brightest moons will perform a planet-scale shadow play that can be seen from Earth using telescopes.
03 November 2010, 08:25 AM ET
This weekend, Jupiter's four brightest moons will perform a planet-scale shadow play that can be seen from Earth using telescopes.
25 October 2010, 06:31 PM ET
Our solar system's planets vary greatly in size, composition, temperature, chemistry and geology. Here are some notable extreme facts about the planets that orbit our Sun.
20 October 2010, 04:59 PM ET
The giant planet with a lot of gas.
06 October 2010, 05:55 PM ET
Chemistry experiments in the lab have mimicked the situation on Jupiter's icy moon Europa, revealing new details about how molecules may react on the alien world, scientists announced.