Articles about Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft snaps first close-ups of Jupiter's largest moon

09 Jun 2021

NASA's Juno spacecraft snaps first close-ups of Jupiter's largest moon

On June 7, NASA's Juno spacecraft zoomed past Jupiter's largest moon called Ganymede. The spacecraft snapped incredible close-up pictures of the celestial body as it passed by at a distance of 1,038 kilometers from Ganymede, the closest any spacecraft has been to the moon in 20 years.

Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries

21 Dec 2020

Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries

Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky on Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo's time in the 17th century.

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may glow in dark: NASA researchers

12 Nov 2020

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may glow in dark: NASA researchers

A team of researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has discovered that Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter, possibly emits a blue-white and blue-green glow—through its icy crust and a salty subsurface ocean—even in the dark.

Soon, you will be able to see Jupiter without telescope

08 Jun 2019

Soon, you will be able to see Jupiter without telescope

In a matter of days, Jupiter, the largest planet of our Solar System, will appear bigger and brighter than normal.

Is 'faster-than-light' travel possible? Researchers think so

22 Nov 2018

Is 'faster-than-light' travel possible? Researchers think so

Despite artificial intelligence and genetic modification increasingly coming into the mainstream, one of the gems of science fiction - faster-than-light travel - has so far evaded scientific advancement.

10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball

18 Jul 2018

10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball

In a rather notable finding, astronomers have discovered 10 new moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing its total satellites to a whopping 79 - by far the most moons found orbiting any planet.

World's first video game: two lines and a dot

03 Mar 2018

World's first video game: two lines and a dot

This story goes 60 years back in the past when the world's first video game was created.

Scientists might have made a significant discovery: The first exomoon

28 Jul 2017

Scientists might have made a significant discovery: The first exomoon

In what could be a significant discovery, a team of scientists has detected a signal from what is believed to be the first known "exomoon": a moon beyond our solar system.

World's first video game: two lines and a dot

25 Jul 2017

World's first video game: two lines and a dot

This story goes exactly 59 years back in the past when the world's first video game was created.

NASA spacecraft to fly over Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot' soon!

12 Jul 2017

NASA spacecraft to fly over Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot' soon!

Ending a long wait, NASA's Juno spacecraft is soon expected to fly by Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot' attempting to solve the mystery over factors causing the great storm, that has been raging in the planet for centuries.

Extraterrestrial life could possibly exist in our solar system

14 Apr 2017

Extraterrestrial life could possibly exist in our solar system

In a press conference last night, NASA shared its latest findings in the search for extraterrestrial life in our solar system.