Jupiter Archive
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.
23 September 2010, 10:24 AM ET
A bright Harvest moon ushered in the changing seasons on Earth late Wednesday (Sept. 22).
23 September 2010, 09:54 AM ET
The rare cosmic triple play of Jupiter, Uranus and the full moon is dazzling amateur astronomers this week in a bright night sky show.
21 September 2010, 07:41 AM ET
This Wednesday there will be a spectacular triple conjunction of the harvest moon, Jupiter, and Uranus.
16 September 2010, 07:37 AM ET
Stargazers can get a great look at Jupiter on any clear night for the rest of September. The giant planet, always bright, will be especially hard to miss as it makes its closest pass to Earth for the year.
14 September 2010, 10:56 AM ET
The first Russian Soyuz rocket flight from South America will occur in early 2011, and Europe's smaller launcher will not debut until the middle of 2011.
09 September 2010, 04:42 PM ET
A team of professional and amateur astronomers estimate the size of the two fireballs that impacted Jupiter this summer.
09 September 2010, 01:12 PM ET
Amateur astronomers along with professional astronomers have spotted two fireballs lighting up Jupiter's atmosphere, marking the first time Earth-based telescopes have captured small objects burning up in the atmosphere of the giant planet.