Europa hides an ocean of liquid water beneath its icy crust; NASA wants to seek out its life-giving potential. Continue reading →
What happens to carbon -- and other solid materials -- when the pressure is even greater, such as what exists in the cores of Jupiter, Saturn and giant planets beyond the solar system? The world's largest laser hopes to find out.
In a newly released image of Jupiter's moon Europa, its frozen, cracked surface has been revealed in breathtaking color. Continue reading →
Jupiter's largest moons don't go completely dark when the giant planet blocks their sunlight, astronomers have found.
The biggest storm on the biggest planet in the solar system is losing its punch. Continue reading →
A new model suggests Jupiter's moon Ganymede has a "club sandwich" subsurface structure of ices and liquid oceans. Continue reading →
Time flies on beta Pictoris b, a behemoth gas planet orbiting a young neighbor star about 63 light-years from Earth.
Weather permitting, when you step outside Sunday evening (April 6) you have a chance to see a rendezvous of two of the brightest objects in the night sky: the moon and Jupiter.
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