Reference Io is Jupiter’s fifth moon and its third-largest. It is the most volcanically active body in the solar system.
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 solar system gas giants – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – also known as Jovian planets are helping us learn more about gaseous exoplanets.
When a rogue meteor careened through the atmosphere of Jupiter last year, it caught the attention of NASA's Juno spacecraft in orbit around the giant planet.
A powerful new picture of Jupiter posted by a citizen scientist shows the planet looming large with the shadow of its biggest moon Ganymede blanketing its clouds.
Jupiter's atmosphere has a strange composition, but it could be explained if the planet formed farther away from the sun than where it orbits today, a new study suggests.
Data captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft is revealing incredible new images of Jupiter and its moon Ganymede.
NASA has detected the most energetic light ever seen on Jupiter and, in the process, solved a 30-year-old mystery.
Jupiter's auroras are caused by a cosmic game of "tug-of-war," fueled by volcanoes on the planet's innermost moon, Io.
It will soon be time to bid a fond adieu to an object that has been a fixture in our evening sky since late last summer: the planet Jupiter.
Reference Learn about the physical characteristics of Saturn and its famous rings, what we know about Saturn’s moons and Saturn’s roots in Greek mythology.
Giant cyclones around the poles of the solar system's largest planet are generated by the same forces that move water in Earth's oceans, a new study has found.
The magnetosphere of Jupiter's moon Ganymede sounds like a dial-up modem in a newly-released audio clip from NASA.
Earth and Mars must have formed from collisions between giant moon-sized rocks rather than from clumping together of a huge amount of tiny pebbles, a new study found.
The moon has already visited Venus and Saturn in the night sky over the past few days, and tonight (Dec. 8) Earth's natural satellite will sidle up next to Jupiter.
Have a star party and introduce your guests to the night sky to make this year's Thanksgiving stand out.
The crescent moon will swing by Saturn on Wednesday before making a close approach to Jupiter in Thursday's evening sky.