Venus and Jupiter — the two brightest planets in the sky — are headed for a close encounter tomorrow (April 30).
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.
Jupiter's super-volcanic moon, Io, boasts grand, meandering dunes created by lava flows beneath the moon's surface, a new study shows.
The celestial highlight in the days ahead will involve the three brightest objects in the nighttime sky: the moon and the planets Venus and Jupiter.
Giant Jupiter and the shadow of its biggest moon, Ganymede, dominate the view in a newly shared image based on a NASA spacecraft data.
A ridge etched into the ice sheet of Greenland provides an unexpected hint that plentiful pockets of water may be trapped just underneath the surface of Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa.
The "Chaos" regions on Jupiter's moon Europa might hold keys to the possible existence of life in the ocean under the moon's icy crust.
Last year's Juno flyby at Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede revealed a surface covered in craters as well as shimmering auroras stretching between the moon's poles and the equator.
Reference Io is Jupiter's fifth moon and its third-largest. It is the most volcanically active body in the solar system.
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.