If you had to imagine the weirdest-looking space rock, you might imagine the form of asteroid 624 Hektor -- its moon is also an oddity. Continue reading →
The first geologic map of Jupiter's moon Ganymede has been created, revealing its varied and complex terrain. Continue reading →
If your sky is clear tonight (Feb. 10), be sure to check out the southeast sky about an hour or so after sundown for an eye-catching site: Jupiter and the moon shining together.
Telltale evidence of the solar system’s traumatic childhood can be found in the main asteroid belt, which contains a far more integrated assortment of bodies than previously believed.
At last, scientists have answered one of the biggest questions hanging over the future of space exploration: Where in the solar system can you find the best French fries? Continue reading →
In light of last week's announcement of Hubble's detection of huge plumes of water vapor over Europa's south pole, this could be the motivation the world needs to send a life-hunting mission to Jupiter's mysterious icy moon. Continue reading →
Imagine a geyser hundreds of kilometers high. Sound crazy? Well, on Jupiter's moon they exist, and what these super geysers eject could give us invaluable insight into this unique, ice-covered planet.
Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found plumes of water vapor shooting off the southern pole of Europa, an ice-covered moon of Jupiter that is believed to have an underground ocean.
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