Jupiter Archive
09 February 2012, 04:43 PM ET
Russian scientists have drilled 13,000 feet below Antarctica to the Lake Vostok, sealed off to the world for at least 14 million years, and if life can be found there, it may be possible in similar conditions on Europa and Enceladus.
03 February 2012, 05:18 PM ET
NASA's Juno probe is the first solar-powered spacecraft to the outer solar system.
02 February 2012, 02:51 PM ET
Jupiter is a giant among the solar system planets. See photos of Jupiter from telescopes and visiting spacecraft.
31 January 2012, 03:15 PM ET
Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and several prominent giant stars highlight a brilliant month in the night sky. Tonight's Sky for February 2012 shows how to see them all.
28 January 2012, 07:00 AM ET
A waxing crescent moon will pay a visit to Jupiter in the evening sky.
19 January 2012, 10:22 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, DARPA’s Galileo program seeks to bridge the precision fiber optic controls and long-baseline astronomical interferometry technical communities to enable imaging of objects in GEO faster than is possible today.
16 January 2012, 11:19 AM ET
See amazing astronomy images created by French-born artist Etienne Leopold Trouvelot in the 1800s.
07 January 2012, 08:00 AM ET
From a dazzling meteor shower to a smoky nebula with a bright heart, it's been a remarkable week for space photography.
05 January 2012, 01:49 PM ET
On Jan. 10, skywatchers will be able to see Ganymede and Europa cross the face of Jupiter.
28 December 2011, 11:21 AM ET
The Beidou satnav system currently consists of 10 satellites but will grow to 35 by 2020.
21 December 2011, 02:00 PM ET
Don't miss the seven major planets of the solar system in the night sky this week.
14 December 2011, 05:16 PM ET
The bright planets Venus and Jupiter will move closer together in the evening sky over the next couple months.
09 December 2011, 03:22 PM ET
The lander mission is just a concept, but it could launch by 2020.
08 December 2011, 03:25 PM ET
Jupiter & Venus, the two brightest planets dance each night closer until, on March 14th, 2012, they appear to pass within 3° of one another. Animation made with Starry Night software.
02 December 2011, 03:52 PM ET
The planets are all about the size of Jupiter.
22 November 2011, 12:28 PM ET
With a worldwide shortage of plutonium-238, future planetary science missions are in jeopardy.
15 November 2011, 04:31 PM ET
Jupiter's icy moon Europa has long intrigued scientists.
11 November 2011, 01:20 PM ET
Properties of asteroid Lutetia have been found to be similar to the original material that formed the Earth. The animation depicts what is thought to have caused its drastic change in orbit to now reside in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
10 November 2011, 04:34 PM ET
Computer simulations show that a quick change in Jupiter's orbit caused a chain reaction and forever changed the orbits of the giant planets in our solar system, perhaps throwing a sister into the cosmic void.
04 November 2011, 11:19 AM ET
An Italian watchmaking company created three timepieces to celebrate Galileo and his legacy.
19 October 2011, 04:33 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off carrying NASA's Juno mission.
11 October 2011, 03:01 PM ET
A newly discovered brown dwarf is just six times as massive as Jupiter.
06 October 2011, 09:50 AM ET
A look in the night skies will herald meteor showers, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto and more. The peak of the Draconids meteor shower will be October 8th. with Europe getting the best view.
21 September 2011, 04:08 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, an artist's concept shows a broken-up asteroid.
15 September 2011, 11:09 AM ET
The four largest moons of Jupiter can be seen in telescopes, too.
12 September 2011, 09:13 AM ET
Filmmaker Chris Abbas edited this gorgeous collection of Cassini Solstice Mission images. Launched in 1997, Cassini is on a 20 year mission to study the Saturn system. Includes various close-ups of Saturn's rings and moons.
10 September 2011, 01:48 PM ET
NASA launched two gravity probes toward the moon today. Mars is next.
09 August 2011, 05:24 PM ET
Using a pressurized "oven," Earth-bound scientists seek to create what Jupiter's atmosphere might look like.
07 August 2011, 08:08 AM ET
This week we saw debris from space shuttle Columbia found after eight years, launched a five-year mission to Jupiter and discovered potential dwarf planets.
05 August 2011, 10:54 PM ET
Check out a two-headed constellation, a unique view of the Juno launch and 96 hidden stars.
05 August 2011, 12:45 PM ET
An Atlas 5 rocket carrying the Jupiter studying satellite roars to space on its 5 year long journey to the Jovian system. Lift-off occurred at 12:25 pm EDT, August 5, 2011.
05 August 2011, 12:27 PM ET
NASA launched the Juno space probe towards Jupiter on August 5, 2011.
05 August 2011, 12:25 PM ET
The probe will arrive at the solar system's biggest planet in July 2016.
05 August 2011, 06:00 AM ET
Europa, Io, Callisto and Ganymede harbor some of the most mysterious environments in the solar system, from surprise magnetospheres to oozing molten cores.
05 August 2011, 01:05 AM ET
The Juno probe will arrive at Jupiter in July 2016.
03 August 2011, 09:47 PM ET
Find out about the spacecraft that will give us the best look to date at our solar system's largest planet and the science it will provide. Includes animations of the launch and its 5 year flight.