Galileo spacecraft

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…

2 months ago

Jupiter Missions Could Also Help Search for Dark Matter

In a recent study published in the Journal of High Energy Physics, two researchers from Brown University demonstrated how data…

2 months ago

Shallow Pockets of Water Under the ice on Europa Could Bring Life Close to its Surface

New research from Standford University has found an explanation for the most prominent features on Europa, based on similar featured…

5 months ago

Saltwater Similar to the Earth’s Oceans has been Seen on Europa. Another Good Reason Why We Really Need to Visit This Place

Jupiter's moon Europa is an intriguing world. It's the smoothest body in the Solar System, and the sixth-largest moon in…

3 years ago

There was Evidence for Europa’s Geysers Hiding in Plain Sight in Old Spacecraft Data From 1997

Using old data from the Galileo spaceprobe, a team of NASA scientists has found more evidence of plume activity on…

4 years ago

Juno Will Get No Closer To Jupiter Due To Engine Troubles

After months of review, Juno's mission scientists have chosen not to attempt an engine burn that will reduce its orbital…

6 years ago

The Juno Mission

On July 4th, the Juno spacecraft - the second long-term mission to Jupiter - will arrive at the gas giant,…

6 years ago

How Long Does It Take to Get to Jupiter?

We’re focused on Mars and Pluto, but what about Jupiter? Doesn’t the biggest planet in the Solar System deserve a…

6 years ago

Io, Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon

Io is one of the four large Galilean moons of Jupiter, visible with binoculars or a small telescope. Let's learn…

7 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…

7 years ago