Jupiter

Following the Jovian Moons Through 2021 Mutual Eclipse Season

Watch as the Jovian moons perform a spectacular celestial dance in 2021.

1 week ago

Juno Just Saw a Spacerock Crash Into Jupiter

Timing is extraordinarily important in many aspects of astronomy.  If an astronomer or their instrument is looking the wrong way…

2 weeks ago

Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids Offer Surprises Even Before NASA’s Lucy Mission has a Chance to Visit Them.

A new study out this month suggests that Jupiter's Trojan asteroids may be more peculiar than previously thought. The Trojan…

3 weeks ago

Galileo’s Probe Discovered a Mystery at Jupiter, Juno Finally Helped Solve it

In 1995, NASA's Galileo mission dropped a probe into the atmosphere of Jupiter and found it to be far drier…

1 month ago

The Newest Picture of Jupiter and Europa Captured by Hubble

The venerable Hubble Space Telescope has given us another gorgeous picture of Jupiter and its moon Europa. The incredibly sharp…

5 months ago

See a 360 Degree Juno-Eye View of Jupiter During an Io Eclipse

Yesterday, we posted some incredible photos from the Juno Probe’s 29th flyby of Jupiter. Juno is in a highly elliptical…

5 months ago

Here’s Jupiter from Juno’s Latest Flyby

Jupiter. Most massive planet in the solar system – twice that of all the other planets combined. This giant world…

5 months ago

Jupiter Probably Has 600 Small, Irregular Moons

The better our technologies get, the better we get at finding objects in space. That's certainly true of Jupiter and…

6 months ago

Europa’s entire icy shell shifted 70-degrees a few million years ago

The mysterious world Europa, the ice-covered second moon of Jupiter, sports deep scars that cut across its face. An international…

6 months ago

A Huge Ring-Like Structure on Ganymede Might be the Result of an Enormous Impact

Ganymede's surface is a bit of a puzzle for planetary scientists. About two-thirds of its surface is covered in lighter…

7 months ago