Jupiter Archive
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.
18 October 2012, 01:08 PM ET
The half-dozen icy satellites may have been spawned by a merger of bigger bodies that created Saturn's huge moon Titan.
17 October 2012, 04:58 PM ET
Images of the largest planet suggest it has undergone some big changes in recent years.
28 September 2012, 03:31 PM ET
99% the diameter of Mercury but only a third of Mercury's mass, what lies beneath deep beneath Callisto's pockmarked surface may surprise you. And it's probably the best place to base future explorations of the Jupiter system.
28 September 2012, 03:31 PM ET
Perhaps as old as the Solar System itself, Ganymede – the largest moon of any planet – is the only moon known to have a magnetic field.
28 September 2012, 03:31 PM ET
Tidal forces of Jupiter's huge mass cause sulphur volcanoes of Jupiter's inner most moon to constantly erupt. Io is literally tearing itself apart. It's the most geologically active body in the solar system.
28 September 2012, 03:12 PM ET
Locked beneath the icy surface of Europa is perhaps as much water as in all of Earth's oceans and lakes. But could there be life in the salty underground global sea?
27 September 2012, 01:57 PM ET
By far the most massive planet in our solar system, Jupiter features giant hurricanes, auroras, abstract artistic cloudswirls, and maybe even a solid core. It also protects Earth by gravitationally clearing the solar system of asteroids and comets.
26 September 2012, 06:01 PM ET
Emmanuel Kardasis made the map using an 11-inch telescope and off-the-shelf camera and computer equipment.
24 September 2012, 06:01 PM ET
Future missions hoping to explore Europa's ocean may have to dig very deep.
19 September 2012, 05:38 PM ET
The Pleiades star cluster stands highest in the sky appearing as a close group of bright blue dots.
11 September 2012, 12:15 PM ET
George Hall captured a flash, likely an asteroid vaporizing in Jupiter’s atmosphere, on September 10th, 2012. Scientists see the big planet as a cosmic vacuum cleaner. See Mr. Hall's astrophotography here: http://georgeastro.weebly.com/jupiter.html
11 September 2012, 10:58 AM ET
Amateur astronomer Christopher Go captured what appears to be the resulting fireball from an asteroid impacting the gas giant. Seen here looped and replayed in slow motion.
06 September 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Liquid water could slosh beneath the frigid moon's icy shell.