Jupiter Archive
05 January 2012, 01:49 PM ET
On Jan. 10, skywatchers will be able to see Ganymede and Europa cross the face of Jupiter.
28 December 2011, 11:21 AM ET
The Beidou satnav system currently consists of 10 satellites but will grow to 35 by 2020.
21 December 2011, 02:00 PM ET
Don't miss the seven major planets of the solar system in the night sky this week.
14 December 2011, 05:16 PM ET
The bright planets Venus and Jupiter will move closer together in the evening sky over the next couple months.
09 December 2011, 03:22 PM ET
The lander mission is just a concept, but it could launch by 2020.
08 December 2011, 03:25 PM ET
Jupiter & Venus, the two brightest planets dance each night closer until, on March 14th, 2012, they appear to pass within 3° of one another. Animation made with Starry Night software.
02 December 2011, 03:52 PM ET
The planets are all about the size of Jupiter.
22 November 2011, 12:28 PM ET
With a worldwide shortage of plutonium-238, future planetary science missions are in jeopardy.
15 November 2011, 04:31 PM ET
Jupiter's icy moon Europa has long intrigued scientists.
11 November 2011, 01:20 PM ET
Properties of asteroid Lutetia have been found to be similar to the original material that formed the Earth. The animation depicts what is thought to have caused its drastic change in orbit to now reside in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
10 November 2011, 04:34 PM ET
Computer simulations show that a quick change in Jupiter's orbit caused a chain reaction and forever changed the orbits of the giant planets in our solar system, perhaps throwing a sister into the cosmic void.
04 November 2011, 11:19 AM ET
An Italian watchmaking company created three timepieces to celebrate Galileo and his legacy.
19 October 2011, 04:33 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off carrying NASA's Juno mission.
11 October 2011, 03:01 PM ET
A newly discovered brown dwarf is just six times as massive as Jupiter.
06 October 2011, 09:50 AM ET
A look in the night skies will herald meteor showers, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto and more. The peak of the Draconids meteor shower will be October 8th. with Europe getting the best view.
21 September 2011, 04:08 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, an artist's concept shows a broken-up asteroid.
15 September 2011, 11:09 AM ET
The four largest moons of Jupiter can be seen in telescopes, too.
12 September 2011, 09:13 AM ET
Filmmaker Chris Abbas edited this gorgeous collection of Cassini Solstice Mission images. Launched in 1997, Cassini is on a 20 year mission to study the Saturn system. Includes various close-ups of Saturn's rings and moons.
10 September 2011, 01:48 PM ET
NASA launched two gravity probes toward the moon today. Mars is next.
09 August 2011, 05:24 PM ET
Using a pressurized "oven," Earth-bound scientists seek to create what Jupiter's atmosphere might look like.
07 August 2011, 08:08 AM ET
This week we saw debris from space shuttle Columbia found after eight years, launched a five-year mission to Jupiter and discovered potential dwarf planets.
05 August 2011, 10:54 PM ET
Check out a two-headed constellation, a unique view of the Juno launch and 96 hidden stars.
05 August 2011, 12:45 PM ET
An Atlas 5 rocket carrying the Jupiter studying satellite roars to space on its 5 year long journey to the Jovian system. Lift-off occurred at 12:25 pm EDT, August 5, 2011.
05 August 2011, 12:27 PM ET
NASA launched the Juno space probe towards Jupiter on August 5, 2011.
05 August 2011, 12:25 PM ET
The probe will arrive at the solar system's biggest planet in July 2016.
05 August 2011, 06:00 AM ET
Europa, Io, Callisto and Ganymede harbor some of the most mysterious environments in the solar system, from surprise magnetospheres to oozing molten cores.
05 August 2011, 01:05 AM ET
The Juno probe will arrive at Jupiter in July 2016.
03 August 2011, 09:47 PM ET
Find out about the spacecraft that will give us the best look to date at our solar system's largest planet and the science it will provide. Includes animations of the launch and its 5 year flight.
02 August 2011, 01:26 PM ET
The weather is 70 percent GO for NASA's Friday launch of the Juno mission to Jupiter.
29 July 2011, 11:25 AM ET
Astronomers think that each of Epsilon Eridani's asteroid belts could have a planet orbiting just outside it, shepherding its rocky debris into a ring in the same way that Jupiter helps keep our asteroid belt confined in this space wallpaper.
29 July 2011, 11:01 AM ET
See how NASA's Juno spacecraft will explore Jupiter like never before in this SPACE.com infographic.
28 July 2011, 11:14 AM ET
NASA's Juno Mission will skim close to Jupiter's poles on repeated orbits, to give scientists a wealth of data on how the gas giant formed, when and why. Juno is scheduled to launch on August 5, 2011.
14 July 2011, 02:33 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper was taken through color filters and recombined to produce the color image.
24 June 2011, 06:00 PM ET
The planet Jupiter dances with a slender waning crescent moon this weekend in the night sky.
23 June 2011, 08:01 AM ET
The planets Venus, Jupiter, Mars are shining bright at dawn in the northeastern sky.
21 June 2011, 04:21 PM ET
First, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) boosts the U.S. global positioning system, giving Europe more reliable position data (accurate to 1.5 meters). Then the soon to launch Galileo satellite system will replace it.