Jupiter Archive
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.
02 August 2011, 01:26 PM ET
The weather is 70 percent GO for NASA's Friday launch of the Juno mission to Jupiter.
29 July 2011, 11:25 AM ET
Astronomers think that each of Epsilon Eridani's asteroid belts could have a planet orbiting just outside it, shepherding its rocky debris into a ring in the same way that Jupiter helps keep our asteroid belt confined in this space wallpaper.
29 July 2011, 11:01 AM ET
See how NASA's Juno spacecraft will explore Jupiter like never before in this SPACE.com infographic.
28 July 2011, 11:14 AM ET
NASA's Juno Mission will skim close to Jupiter's poles on repeated orbits, to give scientists a wealth of data on how the gas giant formed, when and why. Juno is scheduled to launch on August 5, 2011.
14 July 2011, 02:33 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper was taken through color filters and recombined to produce the color image.
24 June 2011, 06:00 PM ET
The planet Jupiter dances with a slender waning crescent moon this weekend in the night sky.
23 June 2011, 08:01 AM ET
The planets Venus, Jupiter, Mars are shining bright at dawn in the northeastern sky.
21 June 2011, 04:21 PM ET
First, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) boosts the U.S. global positioning system, giving Europe more reliable position data (accurate to 1.5 meters). Then the soon to launch Galileo satellite system will replace it.
07 June 2011, 06:00 AM ET
Early movements of the planet Jupiter could explain the perplexing fact that Mars is smaller than it should be.
27 May 2011, 12:49 PM ET
Look to the skies this Memorial Day weekend to see four planets near the moon.
25 May 2011, 06:18 PM ET
What's happening on Jupiter's moon Io?
19 May 2011, 03:18 PM ET
Beginning this month there will be a long series of double shadow transits on Jupiter.
18 May 2011, 01:00 PM ET
Astronomers have discovered a whole new class of alien planet: Jupiter-mass worlds that float through space unbound to any discernible host star.
12 May 2011, 02:01 PM ET
A global "ocean" of molten rock sloshes beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Io, feeding the fiery satellite's prolific volcanism.
11 May 2011, 01:41 PM ET
Over the next two weeks, the four brightest planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter, perform a complex dance at dawn
10 May 2011, 02:29 PM ET
Two shining planets will align in the night and daytime skies this week.
06 May 2011, 07:35 AM ET
See Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and Mars together in the predawn sky over the next week.
02 May 2011, 09:20 AM ET
The strange metamorphosis astronomers observed in an asteroid late last year was likely caused by a collision with another space rock.
29 April 2011, 04:25 PM ET
It may be decades before humanity sets foot on Mars, but we're only five years away from sampling space beyond our solar system for the first time.
29 April 2011, 04:24 PM ET
Here are five facts about NASA's twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, which are set to leave our solar system by 2016 or so.
29 April 2011, 07:06 AM ET
A look at the Voyager mission, which has sent spacecraft to the very edge of the solar system.
28 April 2011, 02:46 PM ET
Skywatching tips for how you can view six planets aligned above the rising sun.
09 April 2011, 08:06 AM ET
Weather and meteor impacts, not ice volcanoes, may actually be reshaping Titan - Saturn's largest moon.
01 April 2011, 05:33 PM ET
Here's a look at how to observe the planets of the solar system in 2011.
31 March 2011, 02:02 PM ET
Ring ripples around Saturn and Jupiter tell a violent story of comet strikes.
22 March 2011, 10:21 AM ET
NASA's budget problems are limiting the agency's choices for flagship missions to the planets.
14 March 2011, 03:59 PM ET
The elusive planet Mercury is bright and visible to skywatchers as NASA's Messenger probe nears the planet.
08 March 2011, 04:22 AM ET
It's a mystery why one of the main bands on Jupiter disappears and reappears.
07 March 2011, 06:32 PM ET
Flagship missions to find life on Mars and study Jupiter's moon Europa may be too pricy for NASA.
06 March 2011, 03:43 PM ET
Jupiter's 12-year orbit around the sun is carrying it out of Earth's evening skies.