Jupiter Archive
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.
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.