Jupiter Archive
02 December 2009, 06:35 AM ET
Since the winter of 1979, when the first Voyager probe visited, scientists have been continually surprised at the active, dynamic moons held in Jupiter's gravitational grip. Some may harbor life.
20 October 2009, 04:51 PM ET
Amateur astronomers have a chance to celebrate one of the greatest space discoveries of all time.
12 October 2009, 08:38 AM ET
A dusty red planet Mars and Jupiter's icy moon Europa may hold the best hopes for scientists trying to track down extraterrestrial life in our solar system.
08 October 2009, 12:29 PM ET
Jupiter’s moon Europa is flowing with a buried liquid water ocean that contains much more oxygen than previously thought – enough to possibly support life, scientists say.
07 October 2009, 09:32 AM ET
Enormous new ring found distantly orbiting Saturn; likely source of moon's dark side.
05 October 2009, 09:33 AM ET
From mythology to dynamic world with water, our view of the moon through the ages.
28 September 2009, 08:55 AM ET
Water is all over the solar system and the rest of the galaxy. What's it mean to the search for life?
15 September 2009, 08:43 PM ET
Voyager, Galileo images combined to make first global geological map of Ganymede.
15 September 2009, 09:08 AM ET
NASA's LCROSS mission represents just the latest in a long line of spacecraft to wallop the moon and other bodies in the solar system.
14 September 2009, 09:45 AM ET
Another comet is added to the list of bodies pulled into temporary orbit around Jupiter.
03 September 2009, 09:51 AM ET
2009 is the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo.
03 September 2009, 09:35 AM ET
2009 is the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo.
28 August 2009, 02:17 PM ET
An unusual celestial vanishing act will take place the night of Sept. 2 when all four of Jupiter's largest moons will be hidden from our view.
25 August 2009, 06:57 PM ET
Two moons, along with their shadows, simultaneously cross the face of Jupiter.
12 August 2009, 06:08 PM ET
NASA needs more funding in order to track potentially dangerous space rocks.
31 July 2009, 09:01 AM ET
When Galileo shattered Heaven's perfection, he may have unlocked the door to Humanity's prosperity. Governments are now joined by private companies in a renewed race to prospect - and profit from - lunar resources.
30 July 2009, 05:14 PM ET
Bright spot appears in Venus' clouds; cause unknown.
30 July 2009, 02:00 PM ET
Long-period comets found to come from inner Oort Cloud, unlikely cause of past mass extinctions.
28 July 2009, 08:24 AM ET
A recent asteroid collision on Jupiter is an eerie reminder that earth can get walloped too.
24 July 2009, 03:23 PM ET
NASA pauses testing of Hubble's new instruments to take image of Jupiter impact scar.
21 July 2009, 05:32 PM ET
Images of new impact scar on Jupiter reveal is big as Pacific Ocean.
20 July 2009, 11:07 PM ET
Jupiter has apparently been smacked again by a rogue object hurtling through space, new images show.
09 July 2009, 10:40 AM ET
It has long been known that Galileo observed Neptune, but it was thought that he discounted the object as a star.
08 July 2009, 01:33 PM ET
With some preparation, you can spot it anytime now through next week.
16 June 2009, 12:52 PM ET
Disk of gas and dust found around nearby, young binary star system.
08 June 2009, 03:21 PM ET
The moons involved this time will be Io and Ganymede.
28 May 2009, 11:49 AM ET
Large planets, like Saturn and Jupiter, could reflect activity on the Sun that we can see directly. But they also make and scatter their own X-rays. Podcast available from: chandra.harvard.edu
22 May 2009, 12:06 PM ET
Neptune is huge. But few have ever seen it. Here's your chance.
21 May 2009, 09:40 AM ET
An underwater vehicle tests an ice-covered lake in Antarctica to prepare for future Europa missions.
15 May 2009, 03:57 PM ET
You can watch the shadows of Jupiter's four largest Moons pass across the face of the planet.
11 May 2009, 06:07 AM ET
We've known that Saturn has rings for 4 centuries. But only now are we unraveling the mysteries of how they formed; what they're made of; how long they'll last; why they're so bright... "Bad Astronomy's" Phil Plait explains.
23 April 2009, 11:13 AM ET
Unexpected X-ray behavior of Jupiter and Saturn. This video is available as a podcast available from: chandra.harvard.edu
09 March 2009, 09:48 AM ET
The Great Red Spot, a colossal storm twice the diameter of our planet, has been raging for at least 300 years.
26 February 2009, 09:31 AM ET
Missing asteroids may be the handiwork of rampaging giant planets.
18 February 2009, 10:55 AM ET
NASA and Europe are pushing ahead with ambitious new missions to Jupiter and Saturn.
13 February 2009, 11:14 AM ET
This month you'll have an opportunity to see all five naked-eye planets.