Jupiter: News

30 Dec 2023

Space News

Exciting space missions to look out for in 2024

This year saw several remarkable space missions.

21 Dec 2023


December's Cold Moon: All about 2023's last full moon

The final full moon of 2023, dubbed the Cold Moon, will light up the night sky on December 26. The Moon will appear full on Christmas, adding a celestial touch to holiday festivities.

03 Nov 2023


November 2023 skywatching guide: Celestial events to look out for

This November, the night sky offers a variety of celestial events for stargazers to enjoy, ranging from meteor showers to breathtaking views of Jupiter and the Beaver Moon.

31 Oct 2023


NASA detects life-supporting elements on Ganymede, Jupiter's moon 

NASA's Juno mission has uncovered the presence of mineral salts and organic compounds on Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon.

30 Oct 2023


Jupiter will appear its biggest and brightest this week

This week will be filled with several spectacular stargazing events. Notably, Jupiter will be seen at its brightest and largest when viewed from Earth.

02 Oct 2023


October skywatching tips: How to view the brightest planets

October will bring a spectacular display of planets in the night sky, perfect for stargazing.

22 Sep 2023


JWST finds carbon dioxide on Europa, fuels possibilities of life

Jupiter's icy moon Europa, known to have a subsurface ocean beneath its crust, is among the most intriguing targets in the search for extraterrestrial life.

29 Aug 2023


JWST, Hubble to help NASA's Juno Probe study Jupiter's moon

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Hubble Space Telescope, and NASA's Juno spacecraft are joining forces to study Jupiter's moon, Io, which is the most volcanically active world in the solar system.

07 Aug 2023


Watch Jupiter and half moon grace the sky tonight

Tonight (August 7), stargazers are in for a treat as Jupiter and the half moon will appear together in the sky.

NASA's JWST unveils secrets of Jovian moons Io and Ganymede

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has uncovered new information about Jupiter's moons Io and Ganymede.

03 Jul 2023


JWST completes stunning visual collection of solar system's giant planets

NASA recently released a stunning new image of Saturn, depicting the planet's rings shining brightly against the blackness of space. The striking image was captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

03 Jul 2023


NASA's skywatching tips: Top astronomical events to view this July

Starting with the year's first supermoon tonight, there are a couple of stunning celestial spectacles bound to grace the skies this July.

16 Jun 2023


Rare planetary alignment on June 17: How to watch

A rare five-planet alignment will occur on June 17 and it's not one you would want to miss.

05 Jun 2023


Unmissable astronomy events this month: A list

The month of June will be a great one for stargazing.

15 May 2023


Saturn becomes first planet to have 100+ known moons

As many as 62 new moons have been discovered around Saturn, taking the total count from 83 to a whopping 145.

17 Apr 2023

European Space Agency

Where is JUICE now and what's next for the mission

European Space Agency (ESA) recently launched the JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) mission, which is set to probe Jupiter and its moons—Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede.

14 Apr 2023

European Space Agency

ESA launches JUICE mission to probe Jupiter's moons: Key facts

European Space Agency has successfully launched the JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) mission, which will probe Jupiter and three of its moons—Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede.

13 Apr 2023

European Space Agency

ESA postpones launch of JUICE mission because of bad weather

European Space Agency (ESA) has postponed the JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) mission due to unfavorable weather conditions. The decision to call off came less than 10 minutes before the scheduled lift-off.

22 Mar 2023

Space News

These five planets will come together in late March

Just days after the Venus-Jupiter-Moon conjunction, stargazers are bound to witness another rare cosmic event.

14 Mar 2023


Why Jovian moon Europa's shell rotates differently than its interior

A new study offers insights into why Jupiter's moon Europa rotates at a different rate than its interior.

21 Feb 2023


Jupiter, Venus, Moon will come together in rare conjunction today

A rare celestial event is bound to occur today just after sunset.

17 Feb 2023

Space News

Astronomers detect new aurorae on Jupiter's 4 largest moons

Astronomers have spotted new aurorae, at visible wavelengths, on all four major moons of Jupiter -Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

06 Feb 2023

Space News

Jupiter now has most moons in solar system; beats Saturn

Jupiter has surpassed Saturn to become the planet with the most moons in the solar system.

20 Dec 2022


40-year study explains the mysterious happenings in Jupiter's atmosphere

Scientists have found "unexpected" weather patterns on Jupiter after monitoring its atmosphere with spacecraft and ground-based telescopes for four decades.

17 Dec 2022


NASA's Juno probe will now investigate Jupiter's moon Io

NASA's Juno probe will now investigate Io, the third-largest Jupiter moon and the most volcanic region in the solar system.

14 Oct 2022


Is water closer than we think on Europa's icy crust?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has predicted a large subsurface ocean on Europa, Jupiter's smallest Galilean moon, may contain more water than the combination of Earth's oceans.

04 Oct 2022


Magical October: NASA lists events for stargazers this month

If you're a space enthusiast, October is going to be a busy month for you. The month is packed with events that can make a stargazer swoon.

22 Sep 2022

Solar System

Jupiter, Earth will be closest in 59 years: Don't miss

Stargazers can expect incredible views of Jupiter on Monday (September 26). The gas giant is set to make its closest approach to Earth in the last 59 years.

30 Aug 2022

Space News

A 110-feet wide asteroid will fly past the Earth tomorrow

The Earth just cannot seem to catch a break. US space agency NASA has announced that a humongous, 110-feet asteroid called 2022 QZ6, will fly past the pale blue dot on Wednesday i.e. August 31.

James Webb Space Telescope captures stunning image of Jupiter

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) first showed us images from the beginning of the time itself. Now, it has captured something closer to home - Jupiter.

27 Jul 2022

Space News

Heaviest neutron star found is 2.35 times mass of Sun

Scientists have discovered the heaviest neutron star ever, devouring its stellar companion while spinning on its axis 707 times per second.

13 Jul 2022


Breathtaking new images from James Webb reveal more about universe

After the deepest and sharpest image of the universe, NASA has released images of other galaxies and exoplanets captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

09 Jun 2021

Space News

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.

21 Dec 2020

Space News

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.

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.

08 Jun 2019

Solar System

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.

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.

18 Jul 2018

Space News

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.

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.

28 Jul 2017

Space News

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.

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.

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.

14 Apr 2017

Space News

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.