Scientists just found this solar system's first interstellar immigrant, an object from outside that has now been in Jupiter's orbit for 4.5 billion years. Where did this interstellar object come from?
Space May 21, 2018
Old data from the Jupiter probe Galileo shows that it flew through a water plume on the moon of Europa. Although the data has been available for more than 20 years, scientists were just able to see this now.
Space May 15, 2018
Gas giants such as Saturn and Jupiter may have thrown out the carbon-rich asteroid 2004 EW95 into the Kuiper Belt, beyond Neptune during the early stages of the Solar System’s formation. How did this happen?
Space May 11, 2018
A new study has revealed that gravitational pull from Jupiter and Venus changes the Earth's orbit every 405,000 years. This impacts climate and all life on Earth.
Space May 7, 2018
Certain planets and stars will become more visible to the eye during the spring and summer evening hours. Planets such as Venus, Saturn, and Mars will be seen during the late evening hours.
Space May 4, 2018
Computer simulations showed how Jupiter's largest moons were formed. Researchers found that the gas giant's neighboring planet, Saturn, had a key role in the formation of the Galilean satellites.
Space April 21, 2018
NASA released video of the massive storms found in Jupiter's north pole. The video provides a 3D flyover of the storms that were captured using infrared imaging.
Space April 13, 2018
Jupiter, which will be shining bright in the night sky starting this April, is part of a new celestial formation named the 'Jupiter Triangle.' Here's how to see it, according to astronomer Joe Rao.
Space April 9, 2018
JunoCam onboard NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a close-up view of a storm and bright cloud tops on Jupiter. The U.S space agency encourages the public to download and process raw images from Juno.
Space March 18, 2018
Jupiter's Great Red Spot has been shrinking. As it is, the storm is getting taller on the planet. A recent change to the Great Red Spot is that it is also slowly changing colors.
Space March 16, 2018
The U.S. space agency released new photos of Jupiter, showing the spectacular cyclones present on the poles of the planet. The images were captured by the JIRAM instrument on the Juno spacecraft.
Space March 11, 2018
NASA's Juno mission observed images of complex structures beneath Jupiter's surface. The images were identified as geometric clusters of massive cyclones with wind speeds exceeding a Category 5 hurricane strength.
Space March 8, 2018
A rare astronomical event is happening this week. Bright planets Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter will align before sunrise, while the moon will pass by them.
Space March 6, 2018
The Juno spacecraft of NASA, which may see its two-year mission extended, took a sequence of time-lapse photos of Jupiter. The images show a rarely seen side of the planet, namely its blue south pole.
Space February 24, 2018
The Great Red Spot on Jupiter will evaporate and die in the next 10 to 20 years. The GRS is actually a superstorm, which has been going on for the past 400 years.
Space February 20, 2018
A striking image of Jupiter's brilliant clouds was captured by the Juno probe. Unlike previous photos, it features the gas planet's northern hemisphere for the first time.
Space January 10, 2018
A photo taken recently by NASA’s Juno spacecraft shows Jupiter’s clouds in their otherworldly beauty. It serves as one of the many reminders that the universe is a mysterious and majestic place.
Space December 2, 2017
A planetary object was detected hiding at the center of the Milky Way galaxy during a microlensing event. It could either be a giant planet that formed out of the stellar disk or a failed star, based on its mass.
Space November 8, 2017
NASA’s Juno has successfully completed its flyby of Jupiter, but it took a while for Earth to receive the data. The probe needed to maintain its silence to protect its information from the effects of solar conjunction.
Space November 6, 2017
Scientists have found out that the two poles of Jupiter pulse at different and erratic frequencies. The observations were made with the help of data collected by NASA and ESA's telescopes.
Space November 1, 2017
JunoCam has sent in close-up images of Jupiter's most iconic feature, the Great Red Spot. Citizen scientists were quick to take the opportunity to process and enhance the photos.
Space July 16, 2017
We know very little about Jupiter's planet-sized storm, but that may change soon. NASA's Juno probe will get its first look at Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Space July 11, 2017
What is the oldest planet in the solar system? New evidence suggests Jupiter is older than previously thought and predates other planets.
Space June 14, 2017
Jupiter has more moons than any other planet in the solar system, and we keep finding more. Scientists have discovered two more moons in orbit around the gas giant.
Space June 13, 2017
Juno mission’s first flyby sent back an immense amount of significant data about Jupiter. A single photo showing the sequence of Juno's flyby shows just how majestic Jupiter truly is.
Space May 26, 2017
The first round of data from NASA's Juno mission has been released and it reveals that we know very little about Jupiter. From the planet's core to water and unexpected cyclones, here's what we learned.
Space May 25, 2017
NASA and the European Space Agency are not yet officially pursuing a lander mission together to explore Jupiter moon Europa. The joint Europa lander mission was brought up weeks ago by a scientist at a geosciences summit.
Space May 12, 2017
Scientists discovered lava waves across the surface of Jupiter's moon Io. These waves caused some regions of the Loki Patera to be brighter than others and astronomers posited the temperatures also differed between these locations.
Space May 12, 2017
Just like planet Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the newly discovered Great Cold Spot is bigger than Earth and is technically a weather feature. What are the differences of these two massive spots?
Space April 12, 2017
Astronomers have discovered another giant spot inside the giant gas planet of our solar system. It’s called the Great Cold Spot, and here are a few things you should know about it.
Space April 12, 2017
For the first time, scientists have detected an atmosphere around an exoplanet bolstering the prospects of finding life outside the solar system. Dubbed GJ 1132b, the exoplanet orbits the dwarf star GJ 1132.
Space April 11, 2017
New photos from the Hubble Space Telescope reveal breathtaking views of Jupiter. They come in days before Jupiter at opposition, or where the planet forms a straight line with Earth and the sun.
Space April 7, 2017
Comet 41P has a complicated history. Until its identity was clearly established, the April Fools’ comet was initially mislabeled, then lost and eventually rediscovered in 1951.
Space April 3, 2017
The breathtaking new images from Juno spacecraft reveal the richness and depth of Jupiter's ancient and mysterious past that would either confirm or debunk the theories about the planet's origin and composition.
Space March 30, 2017
A newly discovered brown dwarf has astounded researchers through its sheer mass and pristine composition. The celestial body is 90 times bigger than Jupiter and 250 times structurally purer than the sun.
Space March 28, 2017
NASA budget cuts would scrap a proposed mission to one of Jupiter's moon. The Europa lander mission would supposedly drill through ice into the moon’s subterranean ocean to find signs of life.
Space March 20, 2017
KELT-16b may only have 550,000 years left before it gets destroyed by tidal forces as it orbits very close to its parent star. A red dwarf star is suspected to be behind the hot Jupiter's death spiral into its host star.
Space March 18, 2017
NASA brings the search for alien life to an unfamiliar terrain by sending a flyby mission with a lander to Jupiter's icy moon. Underneath the icy-crusted Europa is a large amount of saltwater where life possibly exists.
Space March 13, 2017
In light of Juno's ongoing mission, here are a few things that you may want to know about Jupiter before we get more details from NASA’s spacecraft. Did you know that Jupiter has rings?
Space March 10, 2017
NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter will continue on its 53-day orbital period instead of shifting to a shorter 14-day orbit. What caused the change in plans and why is NASA optimistic about it?
Space February 19, 2017
Members of NASA'S Science Definition Team submitted a report detailing the concept of a new Europa mission. The team proposed sending a probe to drill into the icy crust of the Jupiter moon.
Space February 11, 2017
NASA is reportedly working on an AI pertaining to the autonomous navigation of underwater drones. The ongoing project is aimed at exploring the subsurface oceans of Europa, Jupiter’s moon.
Space January 25, 2017
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has completed yet another successful close flyby of Jupiter, it took grand images and added new data. The mission was able to probe the gravity rich interiors in the close buzz by hovering above the gas giant’s cloud top.
Space December 17, 2016
NASA's Juno Jupiter spacecraft had shifted to safe mode just hours before it was supposed to make a closer approach to the planet. Safe mode implies the spacecraft will be in a cautious mode and would not pick up any scientific data.
Space October 21, 2016
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope found what appear as water vapor plumes from the icy surface of Jupiter moon Europa. How will astronomers confirm the existence of this water geyser?
Space September 27, 2016