Skywatchers who are out during the evening hours on Sunday will almost certainly be attracted toward the eastern sky, where the two brightest visible objects at that hour will be readily evident.
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.
Reference The only planet that continues 'out of the loop' in October is Mars, which will remain out of sight, too near the vicinity of the sun to be seen right through the end of the year.
The James Webb Space Telescope has observed a source of carbon, a vital ingredient for life, on Jupiter's icy moon Europa.
A European collaboration aims to break through some of the technological barriers to the exploration of icy moons like Jupiter's Europa, using Antarctica as a proving ground.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft snapped a new view of Jupiter and its volcanic moon, Io, on July 30, revealing striking characteristics of the duo.
The moon will meet up with Jupiter throughout the night on Sept. 4, making a close approach to the solar system's largest planet in the night sky.
A flash of light on our solar system's gas giant has alerted space enthusiasts of an intriguing impact
Data from NASA's Juno mission shows that the spacecraft routinely encounters giant swirling waves, or vortices, at the boundary between the planet's magnetic field and the solar wind.
The birth secrets of gas giant planets like Jupiter could be revealed by a stunning cosmic phoenix comprised of clumps of gas gathering around a young star.
The James Webb Space Telescope, humanity's most powerful eye in the sky, has captured some remarkable images in its first year of gazing deep into the universe.
On Wednesday (July 12), the waning crescent moon will have a busy morning, first meeting up with the gas giant Jupiter before getting the cold shoulder from ice giant Uranus.
NASA's Juno spacecraft snapped a photo of a lightning strike high in the swirling clouds near Jupiter's north pole.
The core of Jupiter's ocean moon Europa might have formed billions of years after the rest of it did, if indeed it has formed at all, a new study finds.
Night owls and early risers will be treated to a late-night spectacle as a bright Jupiter and the moon will appear close together in the night sky overnight.
"It is not darkness that unites us, not the cold distance of space, but the offering of water..." Those words, by U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón, are part of an ode flying on NASA's Europa Clipper.
Europe's JUICE spacecraft is now in its full flight configuration, six weeks after the flagship mission launched for Jupiter.
Using data from NASA's Juno spacecraft, an international team has correlated the variations in Jupiter's bands to changes in the planet's magnetic field.
NASA's Juno spacecraft has spotted short bursts that make up lightning bolts on Jupiter, showing that Jovian lightning works in much the same way as it does on Earth.
NASA's Juno mission made its 51st flyby of the gas giant planet Jupiter and its moons, catching stunning images of Io, the most volcanic world in the solar system.
Early in the morning on Wednesday, May 17, gas giant Jupiter and its four bright Galilean moons will pass behind a very thin crescent moon.