Jupiter Archive
05 September 2012, 05:37 PM ET
Voyager 1's rocket only had 3.5 seconds of fuel left when it sent the probe on its way 35 years ago.
05 September 2012, 03:41 PM ET
The maneuver is now slated for Sept. 14.
04 September 2012, 11:50 AM ET
This September skywatchers can catch a glimpse of four planets (Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) as well as a visual trick in the constellation Capricornus that makes two stars look like one oddly enlongated star.
31 August 2012, 01:24 PM ET
Another engine burn for Juno is planned this coming Tuesday.
23 August 2012, 11:28 AM ET
This early morning shot of the iconic salt march captures the crescent moon with Jupiter and Venus.
10 August 2012, 01:40 PM ET
How well do you know the largest planet in our solar system?
10 August 2012, 08:54 AM ET
The annual meteor shower reaches its high point on August 11-13, 2012. Jupiter, Venus, the crescent moon and red giant star Aldebaron add to the skywatching spectacle.
09 August 2012, 10:19 PM ET
See sky maps to help spot the skywatching events of August 2012.
09 August 2012, 05:30 PM ET
Serene morning image features the crescent moon, Taurus, Jupiter and Venus.
03 August 2012, 01:09 PM ET
Jupiter and its moons will put on a spectacular show for night sky observers with telescopes.
25 July 2012, 05:44 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper from the Pleiades satellite shows the island of Mont Saint Michel and its surrounding bay in northwest France.
17 July 2012, 04:10 PM ET
Our planet probably formed within our nascent solar system's "snow line," contrary to prevailing theory.
16 July 2012, 12:17 PM ET
See spectacular stargazer photos of Jupiter, Venus and the moon shining together in the night sky during July 2012.
14 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The trio will be visible in the early morning sky on July 15.
12 July 2012, 05:47 PM ET
Night sky photographer Ajay Talwar shoots bright planets in beautiful conjunction over historic Lodi Gardens in India.
12 July 2012, 02:02 PM ET
On July 15th, 2012, Earth's Moon will occult Jupiter and its four largest moons – Europa, Io, Callisto and Ganymede – blocking them from skywatchers' views.
12 July 2012, 10:40 AM ET
See our favorite images of July 2012 skywatching events submitted by SPACE.com readers.
09 July 2012, 04:33 PM ET
Night sky watchers will have a variety of events to enjoy in July 2012.
06 July 2012, 05:13 PM ET
From July through August, planet groupings in the pre-dawn and dusk skies will impress skywatchers around the world.
05 July 2012, 05:33 PM ET
With a total of 67 known moons — including four large moons known as the Galilean satellites — Jupiter almost qualifies as a solar system unto itself.
05 July 2012, 04:25 PM ET
Callisto is thought to be a long dead world, with hardly any geologic activity on its surface.
03 July 2012, 11:05 PM ET
Being awake at dawn has its benefits in July as Venus and Jupiter converge and set the table for a skywatching show that also stars the crescent Moon with Earthshine, a star cluster and more.
03 July 2012, 05:40 PM ET
Europa is an icy moon of Jupiter and one of the four so-called Galilean moons.
03 July 2012, 03:23 PM ET
Jupiter’s fifth moon is the most volcanically active body in the solar system.
18 June 2012, 06:01 AM ET
The Juno spacecraft is expected to arrive at Jupiter in 2016.
14 June 2012, 03:16 PM ET
In the coming years, commercial space ventures hope to send robot space probes to mine valuable material from the asteroids.
12 June 2012, 11:46 AM ET
S/2010 J 2 is barely 1 mile across.
12 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The new map raises as many questions about the mysterious moon as it answers.
08 June 2012, 06:36 AM ET
Skywatcher P-M Heden took this spectacular photo from Sweden’s capital Stockholm on March 11.
04 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The space telescope would observe the event in sunlight bouncing off Jupiter.
30 May 2012, 10:55 AM ET
Scientists would love to find a place on Earth that resembles the sulfur-laden surface of Europa. And now they have.
22 May 2012, 02:01 PM ET
NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) caught Jupiter, Mercury and the Pleiades Star Cluster converging within its camera's field of view.
22 May 2012, 09:46 AM ET
Tarter will begin fundraising for the SETI Institute full-time.
18 May 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Researchers are keying in on methane as a possible indicator of alien life.
11 May 2012, 12:00 PM ET
The Juno spacecraft was beyond the orbit of Mars when it took the picture.
10 May 2012, 05:41 PM ET
Jupiter's gravity kept Vesta from hooking up with many other protoplanets.