Jupiter Archive
03 June 2013, 05:04 PM ET
A star smaller than Jupiter regularly fires off flares as powerful as the biggest eruptions from our sun.
29 May 2013, 10:33 AM ET
Massive 'hot Jupiters', gas giants that orbit close to their stars, are usually tidally locked, which means they have a permanent day side and permanent night side. The extreme differences in temperatures on the two sides drive powerful storms.
26 May 2013, 10:10 AM ET
Jupiter, Mercury and Venus will shine in a cosmic triangle just after sunset tonight (May 26).
24 May 2013, 03:48 PM ET
Three planets are teaming up for a Memorial Day planet parade.
22 May 2013, 02:05 PM ET
Don't miss your chance to see three bright planets in the night sky.
22 May 2013, 01:37 PM ET
On May 26th three planets, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury, will appear in a triangular formation on the western horizon just after sunset.
21 May 2013, 02:38 PM ET
A crew of astronauts venture to Jupiter's moon Europa in the new sci-fi thriller 'Europa Report.'
21 May 2013, 09:50 AM ET
Such a tight three-planet grouping won't happen again until 2026.
20 May 2013, 12:13 PM ET
Night-sky-watchers alert: This tri-planetary conjunction will be most apparent from May 26th to June 5th. Here's where to see it best.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The iconic city as seen through other planets' air.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The project showcases the diversity of worlds in our solar system.
10 May 2013, 03:27 PM ET
You can see Jupiter and the crescent moon shining in the night sky this Mother's Day.
09 May 2013, 12:25 PM ET
See images and photos of the strange new worlds around the star HR 8799 128 light-years from Earth.
07 May 2013, 04:32 PM ET
Star Trek's original prop shuttlecraft will be heading to the Johnson Space Center's visitors attraction, once its restoration team is done. SPACE.com found project leader Adam Schneider and crew in the ship's Atlantic Highlands, NJ "space-dock."
07 May 2013, 08:00 AM ET
But the more scientists learn, the more questions they have about these strange new worlds.
06 May 2013, 02:00 PM ET
After decades of deterioration, Star Trek's Galileo shuttlecraft mockup is being restored to its original glory.
06 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Water in Jupiter's stratosphere almost entirely comes from the 1994 crash of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, scientists say.
29 April 2013, 06:45 AM ET
The half-frozen, half-oceanic worlds might be good places to look for alien life.
18 April 2013, 05:00 AM ET
Researchers collected the chemical fingerprints of four warm, cloud-covered alien worlds that lie 128 light years away from Earth.
17 April 2013, 12:36 AM ET
The dark hot spot in this false-color space wallpaper from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a window deep into Jupiter's atmosphere. All around it are layers of higher clouds, with colors indicating which layer of the atmosphere the clouds are in.
09 April 2013, 03:31 PM ET
Astronomers have caught a black hole snacking on what may be a free-flying giant planet.
05 April 2013, 04:04 PM ET
On April 5th, 1973 the Pioneer 11 spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral on what was originally a back up mission for the Pioneer 10. Eventually NASA made an ambitious mid-mission change to Pioneer 11's trajectory, sending it to Saturn & beyond.
05 April 2013, 06:30 AM ET
The hundreds of volcanoes on Io are farther east than they're supposed to be.
04 April 2013, 05:09 PM ET
NASA's New Horizon mission snapped imagery of volcanic debris emanating from Io's Tvashtar volcano in 2007. The plume reaches up to 205 miles above the surface of Io.
04 April 2013, 10:25 AM ET
Saturn's tilt will make this April one of the best for stargazers to view the planet's magnificent rings since 2006. Star clusters, the comet Pan-STARRS , and Jupiter will also be visible in the nights sky.
01 April 2013, 03:49 PM ET
Jupiter & Saturn, galaxies from the Leo constellation, the Lyrid Meteor Shower and a partial lunar eclipse highlights the night sky in April.
27 March 2013, 07:20 AM ET
Photographer VegaStar Carpentier captured this dazzling view of the moon and Jupiter on March 17, 2013.
25 March 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Photographer Greg Gibbs captured this stunning photo of an airplane cruising in front of the moon and Jupiter.
25 March 2013, 05:59 AM ET
Spikes of ice along Europa's equator could explain the satellite's oddly warm midsection.
20 March 2013, 01:02 PM ET
NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 probes launched in 1977 to visit the outer planets of the solar system. After 35 years in space, the twin probes are approaching the edge of our solar system.
19 March 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A look at the robotic spacecraft currently sending data home from beyond Earth orbit.
16 March 2013, 07:16 AM ET
The celestial duo will dance together Sunday evening.
14 March 2013, 04:31 PM ET
Jupiter's equatorial zone presents dark patches known as 'Hot Spots'. These ammonia clouds holes at the top of the atmosphere reveal lower layers of the gas giant. They are part of the atmospheric structure called Rossby Waves (previously unknown).
13 March 2013, 11:02 AM ET
A close conjunction of the moon and Jupiter is sure to dazzle stargazers this week.
06 March 2013, 06:40 AM ET
Europa's ocean seems to have contact with the surface, making all sorts of chemical reactions possible.
25 February 2013, 01:36 PM ET
This March, the Gemini and Cancer constellations will dominate the nights sky, while the planets Jupiter and Saturn will be visibile through telescopes.