Jupiter Archive
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.
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.
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.
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.