Jupiter Archive
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.
08 September 2010, 12:56 AM ET
The planet Jupiter is back in the night sky and has something for every amateur astronomer to enjoy.
01 September 2010, 07:41 AM ET
September brings a new view of the night sky as the autumn constellations appear.
25 August 2010, 02:18 PM ET
Venus is shining bright this week and appears as a crescent as it makes way for a show from Jupiter.
24 August 2010, 06:22 PM ET
This week, Jupiter and the nearly full moon make great skywatching targets.
16 August 2010, 04:03 PM ET
Scientists have found several regions of Earth that appear similar to Europa, the icy,cracked moon of Jupiter, that may help design missions to visit the Jovian satellite.
02 July 2010, 06:46 AM ET
The European Space Agency enlisted game developers MindArk to create a demo of a massively multiplayer online game set on a virtual Europa base.
23 June 2010, 12:01 PM ET
Jupiter’s moon Io is one of the strangest places in our solar system, with a foul-smelling atmosphere over its volcanic surface.
17 June 2010, 02:39 PM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed new photographs of powerful lightning flashing on Saturn after steadily watching a particularly stormy part of the ringed planet, according to a new study.
17 June 2010, 05:35 AM ET
If extraterrestrial life exists on Jupiter's moon Europa, instead of deploying probes to drill past its ice shell to look for aliens in the ocean below, one might just go fossil-hunting on the icy surface.
16 June 2010, 12:27 PM ET
The mystery fireball that smacked into Jupiter on June 3 has been identified as a big meteor that plunged into the planet's atmosphere and burned up high above its cloud tops, according to new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope.
10 June 2010, 09:57 AM ET
Jupiter's moon Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Could it also be a habitat for life?
09 June 2010, 02:54 PM ET
The huge, burning object that slammed into Jupiter last week still remains a mystery to scientists who are currently examining this latest impact on the gas giant.
09 June 2010, 11:05 AM ET
Amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley captured video of an asteroid striking Jupiter at approximately 20:31:29 utc on the morning on June 3rd 2010.
04 June 2010, 10:25 AM ET
The planet Uranus can be spotted in the night sky using Jupiter as guide this week, a challenging — but rewarding — target for skywatchers.
04 June 2010, 08:33 AM ET
A huge fireball has been spotted on Jupiter in yet another collision from space caught on camera and video by amateur astronomers.
03 June 2010, 04:55 PM ET
By examining images from the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers now believe that the mystery object that slammed into Jupiter in July 2009 was a rogue asteroid, rather than a comet.
01 June 2010, 07:47 AM ET
NASA's SOFIA infrared telescope, a flying observatory, has taken its first views of the cosmos from Earth's stratosphere.
27 May 2010, 08:35 AM ET
Jupiter's moon Europa has a salty ocean, and scientists have long wondered if life could be found there. A new study finds that Europa also has enough oxygen to support an ocean teeming with life.
21 May 2010, 09:56 AM ET
The disappearance of a giant cloud belt around the southern half of Jupiter has transformed the appearance of our solar system's largest planet and left scientists scratching their heads over what caused the huge brown stripe to vanish.
13 May 2010, 03:19 AM ET
A giant cloud belt in the southern half of Jupiter has apparently disappeared according to new photos of the planet taken by amateur astronomers.
07 May 2010, 10:36 AM ET
If you're drawing a blank on a Mother's Day gift this year, why not give mom the planets? Jupiter and the moon will offer a stunning dawn cosmic line-up Sunday.
01 May 2010, 10:27 AM ET
Scientists find signs of life on Earth. The clues and the methodology could help researchers find life on Jupiter's moon Europa.
30 April 2010, 06:19 AM ET
NASA and the European Space Agency are sending a mission to study Jupiter and its moon Europa in 2020. There may be life in the moon’s ocean, but to find out a mission will have to be able to drill down through the overlying ice shell.
19 April 2010, 06:23 PM ET
The origin of the mysterious zodiacal glow in the night sky is explained in a new study.
14 April 2010, 08:29 AM ET
On Thursday April 15, the evening starts with a triple conjunction of the moon, Mercury, and Venus, then continues with Mars visiting the Beehive.
14 April 2010, 05:42 AM ET
Director / Producer Toni Myers explains the unique challenges of movie-making in space and shares her motivation for creating this historic film with SPACE.com's Dave Brody.
08 April 2010, 01:01 PM ET
The ENDURANCE robot has completed its second field season exploring the waters of an ice-covered lake in Antarctica. Insight gained by the expedition will help scientists prepare for a future mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa.
07 April 2010, 02:18 PM ET
NASA has begun assembling its Juno spacecraft in preparation for a mission to Jupiter that will help scientists understand the origin and evolution of the ringed planet.
25 March 2010, 07:22 AM ET
Jupiter's moon Europa contain sulfur-rich material beneath its icy shell. Sulfur springs on Earth may reveal clues to the potential for life there.
16 March 2010, 05:06 PM ET
Jupiter's Great Red Spot seen in thermal images that reveal circulation patterns.
03 March 2010, 07:28 AM ET
An interesting series of double moon crossings begins this week on Jupiter.
27 February 2010, 06:08 AM ET
Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is about to welcome a robotic visitor in the form of NASA’s New Horizons probe on Wednesday.