galilean moons

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…

2 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…

4 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…

5 years ago

Welcome to Jupiter – NASA’s Juno Achieves Orbit around ‘King of the Planets’

Welcome to Jupiter! NASA’s Juno spacecraft is orbiting Jupiter at this moment! “NASA did it again!” pronounced an elated Scott…

5 years ago

7 Days Out From Orbital Insertion, NASA’s Juno Images Jupiter and its Largest Moons

Now just 7 days out from a critical orbital insertion burn, NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno orbiter is closing in fast on…

5 years ago

How Do We Terraform Jupiter’s Moons?

Jupiter's four largest moons - the Galileans - have long been considered as possible sites for human habitation, and even…

5 years ago

Who Was Galileo Galilei?

When it comes to scientists who revolutionized the way we think of the universe, few names stand out like Galileo…

5 years ago

Jupiter’s Moon Callisto

With 67 confirmed satellites, Jupiter has the largest system of moons in the Solar System. The greatest of these are…

5 years ago

Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede

In 1610, Galileo Galilei looked up at the night sky through a telescope of his own design. Spotting Jupiter, he…

5 years ago

Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Jupiter's four largest moons - aka. the Galilean Moons, consisting of Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto - are nothing if…

5 years ago