The European Space Agency's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft has arrived at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana for the final preparations for launch.
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 now boasts the largest number of moons orbiting it after scientists discovered another 12 moons, bringing the behemoth's total up to 92.
Europe's mission to explore three icy moons of Jupiter is all set to begin its voyage to the outer solar system.
On Wednesday (Jan. 25) the moon will meet up with Jupiter in the night sky as the two bodies share the same right ascension and make a close approach to each other.
NASA's Jupiter explorer Juno's memory is back online, and most of the precious images of the gas giant and its volcanic moon Io Juno took just before the glitch hit have been salvaged.
Jupiter's moon Io is the most volcanic body in the solar system, with outbursts occurring yearly. A particularly large volcanic eruption was spotted in the fall of 2022.
NASA's Juno spacecraft is recovering its memory after a download disruption following its December flyby of Jupiter.
Clear skies beckoned Wednesday (Dec. 28) in Rome, allowing the Virtual Telescope Project's Gianluca Masi to get busy with a year-end broadcast.
Reference Jupiter has come under close spacecraft scrutiny for more than 50 years. But the gas giant still has a host of secrets.
The moon will visit Saturn for the last time of 2022 on Monday (Dec. 26) in a parting Christmas gift in a twilight conjunction that will disappear from view before night sets in.
New research shows that even smaller impacts can warm and soften enough ice on Jupiter's moon Europa to send material sinking into the underlying ocean.
The Juno team got an unexpected opportunity to snatch close glimpses of some of Jupiter's bizarre moons.
After exploring Ganymede and Europa, NASA's Jupiter probe Juno is about to set its sights on the third of the giant planet's four main moons — the mysterious volcanic moon Io.
NASA's bold mission to explore Jupiter's icy moon is facing tight schedules getting instruments installed and ready for the planned 2024 launch.
On the first day of December the moon will appear in conjunction with Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet.
A flyby of Jupiter by NASA's Juno spacecraft has delivered a stunning image of the gas giant's cloud tops and moons Callisto and Io.
Skywatchers will have an excellent opportunity to spot Jupiter on Friday when the moon makes a close approach in the sky to the massive gas giant, the largest planet in the solar system.