The giant planet gets pummeled on a fairly regular basis.
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.
These planets are mostly made of gas, but a spaceship would have a rough time trying to get through a giant planet like Jupiter or Saturn.
Step outside around 45 minutes after sunset on Saturday evening (Aug. 21) and in a single glance you'll be able to partake in a gathering of the moon and the biggest planet of our solar system.
Scientists are using infrared to better explore Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest moon in our solar system.
Jupiter's mysterious "energy crisis" that has puzzled astronomers for 50 years could be caused by auroras, new observations suggest.
In the wisp-thin sky of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest satellite in the solar system, astronomers have for the first time detected evidence of water vapor, a new study finds.
NASA has picked SpaceX's heavy-lift Falcon Heavy rocket to launch the Europa Clipper mission to Jupiter's icy moon.
NASA's Juno spacecraft is "listening" in on radio emissions from Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, allowing researchers to discover what triggers the strange radio waves.
An amateur astronomer has discovered a previously unknown moon around Jupiter after poring over old telescope images, a major first.
A dazzling new animation puts you aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft during its epic flybys last month of Jupiter and the huge moon Ganymede.
Robots may have to dig relatively deep on Jupiter's ocean moon Europa to have a shot of finding signs of alien life, a new study suggests.
Mysterious flares of X-rays from Jupiter's auroras suggest that the giant planet's "northern lights" may possess unexpected similarities with those of Earth, a new study finds.
Some of the most fascinating worlds in our cosmic neighborhood are not planets, but the moons that orbit around them.
The photos from a historic flyby of Ganymede, the solar system's largest moon, are starting to roll in.