The Europa Clipper mission, due to launch in 2024, was originally supposed to crash into Jupiter, but there's been a change of plans.
NASA's Juno mission is exploring Jupiter from orbit, beaming back amazing photos, atmospheric data and other observations about the largest planet in our solar system. The Juno probe launched Aug. 5, 2011 and arrived in orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. It is the farthest space probe ever to be powered by solar arrays. The $1.1 billion mission is expected to run through July 2021, but the science of Jupiter it returns will last a lifetime. Learn more about Juno's Jupiter discoveries here.
You can watch the five naked-eye planets align for free on a livestream that will be running Sunday (June 26).
The rare sight of five bright planets lining up with the moon wowed skywatchers around the world Friday and you can still see it this weekend.
A rare planetary alignment will peak predawn on Friday (June 24) when the crescent moon joins the party. An alignment like this will not occur again until 2040.
Alien life in the deep global ocean of a water world could receive its nutrients through a shell of high-pressure ice around the planet's core.
Jupiter's innards are full of the remains of baby planets that the gas giant gobbled up as it expanded to become the behemoth we see today, scientists have found.
The moon will approach Jupiter in the early hours of Tuesday morning (June 21) on the summer solstice. The duo will be visible to the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars.
A rare parade of planets is coming into better view in the second half of June, and even the moon will join the show.
The rare alignment of five naked-eye planets will begin to "break up" as they appear to grow increasingly distant from one another in the morning sky.
Hang on tight as you watch this new footage of Jupiter. This sped-up view shows the perspective of NASA's Juno spacecraft as it flew above the gas giant on April 9.
A "planet parade" will see all five naked-eye worlds line up in their proper orbital order from the sun in Earth's sky this month.
Reference Our June night sky viewing guide tells you which planets are visible in June's night sky and how you can see them.
See Mars and Jupiter appear to practically high-five each other in the early-morning sky this Memorial Day weekend.
Reference Learn about Jupiter’s weird inner moon Amalthea. It was not only the fifth Jovian satellite to be discovered, but it is also the fifth-largest.
A new image captures two planets with ancient significance meeting up over the famous old city of Rome on Sunday (May 1).
The Great Red Spot is like the grandfather of Jupiter's storms. It has been roaming for many, many years — but recently we’ve seen it get smaller.
Tune into a Virtual Telescope Project livestream to watch live as Jupiter and Venus meet in the night sky.