Jupiter Archive
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.
26 February 2010, 08:22 AM ET
Since last summer, the dominant evening planet was Jupiter, but now Venus has emerged.
10 February 2010, 11:15 AM ET
Jupiter is dropping rapidly in the western twilight sky, but will be replaced this week by Venus.
25 January 2010, 08:04 AM ET
Jupiter moons sport different looks because of comet impacts early in solar system's history.
22 January 2010, 05:31 PM ET
The United States must do more to safeguard the Earth against destruction by an asteroid than merely prepping nuclear missiles, a new report found.
06 January 2010, 10:59 AM ET
A rocky exoplanet likely actively volcanic, even more unfriendly to life.
01 January 2010, 10:51 AM ET
Many important astronomical discoveries unexpected; future findings likely to be serendipitous as well.
30 December 2009, 01:03 PM ET
Russia is considering whether to launch a spacecraft capable of moving a huge asteroid called Apophis in a bid to protect Earth from the remote chance of an impact.
23 December 2009, 12:22 AM ET
From snowfalls on Mars, to the polar craters of the moon, take a tour of the solar system’s chilliest spots.
17 December 2009, 07:17 AM ET
Watch the shadows of Io and Callisto simultaneously cross the disk of Jupiter on December 20.
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.