Jupiter Archive
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.
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.