Jupiter Archive
25 February 2013, 06:30 AM ET
Scientists approved 11 experiments for an ambitious mission to explore Jupiter's icy moons.
25 February 2013, 06:30 AM ET
Exploring these undersea systems may help scientists understand how life got started on Earth.
22 February 2013, 02:19 PM ET
Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille catalogued the positions of 9,766 southern stars in just 11 months in the 1750s.
12 February 2013, 12:21 PM ET
NASA's Voyager and Galileo missions spotted key evidence of Europa's ocean while studying the icy moon.
04 February 2013, 02:54 PM ET
The Voyager mission's project scientist talks about what it will mean to leave the solar system.
01 February 2013, 11:37 AM ET
Stargazers will be able to see a clear view of the Orion and Canis Major Constellations this month, and the many bright stars they contain.
25 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The strange organisms that thrive at vents today could teach researchers how life arose on our planet.
22 January 2013, 09:31 AM ET
Matt Hartman captured Earth's Moon and the Gas Giant in close skywatching proximity on January 21st, 2013.
14 January 2013, 07:07 PM ET
Learning more about Earth's seafloor could help researchers plan a Europa mission.
09 January 2013, 01:30 AM ET
Astronomers have mapped out the weather of a brown dwarf in unprecedented detail.
03 January 2013, 06:00 AM ET
A brief rundown of the intrepid spacecraft currently sending data home from beyond Earth orbit.
31 December 2012, 09:04 AM ET
The first month of 2013 features the Auriga constellation, double star Capella, up to 40 Quadrantids per hour during the showers peak, Jupiter and Saturn.
31 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Night sky photographer Tamas Ladanyi shoots stunning image of the moon and Jupiter over a lake in Hévíz.
28 December 2012, 09:38 AM ET
NASA points out a few things to keep an eye out for when looking skyward in January.
27 December 2012, 11:10 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper from the APEX telescope, of part of the Taurus Molecular Cloud, shows a sinuous filament of cosmic dust more than ten light-years long.
24 December 2012, 06:56 AM ET
The two heavenly bodies will dance close together Tuesday night.
21 December 2012, 11:17 AM ET
The gas giant and Earth's Moon will provide some holiday lights in the eastern sky on December 25th, 2012 (at sunset). Seen through a telescope, Jupiter's great red spot and its moons will be visible as well.
21 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
What to look for in the night sky this holiday season.
20 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Radiation risk currently limits space journeys to about one year, experts say.
17 December 2012, 01:01 PM ET
A night sky photographer took these stunning photos of Jupiter and the moon in conjunction.
13 December 2012, 04:20 PM ET
Researchers are developing a mission that would assess the habitability of the icy satellite.
13 December 2012, 10:42 AM ET
No release date for the film has been announced.
07 December 2012, 01:31 PM ET
The constellation and the planet meet in the night sky.
02 December 2012, 08:31 AM ET
Jupiter reaches opposition in the night sky, and you can watch it online if clouds spoil your view.
01 December 2012, 12:07 PM ET
See amazing photos of Jupiter and the moon during a dazzling conjunction on Nov. 28, 2012.
30 November 2012, 01:00 PM ET
If you're planning to skywatch this December, this video will take you through some of the notable objects in the sky this month, including a meteor shower, large asteroids in the asteroid belt, and an array of constellations.
28 November 2012, 05:00 PM ET
Jupiter outshines two bright stars in this stunning photo by Ajay Talwar.
26 November 2012, 04:55 PM ET
Galileo was the first space probe to spend years observing the planet Jupiter and its moons
12 November 2012, 09:48 AM ET
Europe's Galileo global navigation system will eventually be comprised of 30 satellites. Early tests of those already launched indicate the system will be extremely accurate and robust, enabling self-landing aircraft and self-driving cars.
08 November 2012, 03:31 PM ET
Galileo discovered Io, Ganymede, Europa and Callisto, Jupiter’s four largest moons in 1610. Even today their varied characteristics fascinate astronomers. From giant volcanoes to sub-surface seas, Jupiter's moons are like planets unto themselves.
02 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Asteroid belts like the one between Mars and Jupiter appear to be rare beyond our solar system.
31 October 2012, 07:01 AM ET
A conjunction between the planet Jupiter and Earth's moon will occur this week.
29 October 2012, 04:05 PM ET
A team of SETI scientists have been able to watch Io's volcanic eruptions from the safety of Earth, more than 620 kilometers away.
28 October 2012, 05:27 AM ET
This amazing space wallpaper of Jupiter was taken in infrared light on the night of Aug. 17, 2008 with the Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics Demonstrator (MAD) prototype instrument mounted on ESO's Very Large Telescope.
28 October 2012, 01:10 AM ET
Storms can exist on any planet with an atmosphere, even the sun.
26 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The storm, which was first observed in December 2010, was even more powerful than researchers had thought.