galilean moons

Europa Could be Covered in Salty Ice

Jupiter’s second Galilean moon, Europa, is one of the most fascinating planetary objects in our Solar System with its massive…

4 weeks ago

All of Jupiter's Large Moons Have Auroras

New observations have revealed that all four of Jupiter's largest moons have aurorae, and they are spectacular!

1 month ago

Mars Express Watched Deimos Pass in Front of Jupiter and its Moons

That’s no moon … wait … yes, it is, and more! ESA’s Mars Express has captured an unusual and rare…

5 months ago

NASA’s Juno To Skim the Surface of Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa

This next week will mark a scientifically valuable achievement for NASA’s Juno mission, as the pioneering spacecraft is slated to…

6 months ago

Will Europa finally answer, ‘Are we alone?’

While NASA’s much-lauded Space Launch System stands ready for its maiden flight later this month with the goal of sending…

8 months ago

Why Visit Just one Moon When you Could Explore Them all?

The Solar System's moons are intriguing objects for exploration. Especially moons like Europa and Enceladus. Their subsurface oceans make them…

1 year ago

Ganymede in Infrared Taken During Juno’s Most Recent Flyby

With its latest flyby of Jupiter's largest moon, the Juno probe has created a new infrared map of Ganymede. This…

2 years ago

Thanks to Gaia, we Now Know Exactly How Big Europa is

The ESA's Gaia mission recently allowed astronomers to catch a glimpse of Europa as it passed in front of a…

4 years ago

How Do We Colonize Jupiter’s Moons?

Jupiter's largest moons - aka. the Galilean Moons - could one day be colonized, providing humanity with limitless resources and…

6 years ago

How Many Moons are in the Solar System?

Contrary to what was once believed, the Solar System is home to hundreds of moons. Beyond Earth, there are many…

7 years ago