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May 20, 2016 12:28 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
On Earth, mountains form along tectonic boundaries, but Io, Jupiter's volcanic moon, is awash with molten rock and dotted with solitary mountains -- how did they form?
May 19, 2016 12:23 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The gas giant is known to be the target of some massive chunks of space debris, but now astronomers have a pretty good idea about how many big impacts can be seen from Earth.
May 17, 2016 09:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Could another part of the Europa life equation be locked in the water-rock chemical reactions we are familiar with on Earth?
Apr 13, 2016 12:11 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Only one star system discovered so far has a population of both super-Earths and hot-Jupiters -- what's up with that?
Mar 29, 2016 01:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The gas giant appears to have experienced a pretty significant impact event and the flash of the extraterrestrial meteor was caught by amateur astronomers who just happened to be videoing Jupiter and its moons.
Mar 23, 2016 02:16 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Powerful solar storms are the engine behind the intense X-ray auroras seen at Jupiter.
Feb 5, 2016 01:15 PM ET // Mike Wall,
A NASA spacecraft now has Jupiter more squarely in its sights ahead of its July 4 arrival at the solar system's largest planet.
Jan 5, 2016 11:14 AM ET
Welcome to 2016, space fans! With a new rover scheduled to land on Mars, a probe launching toward an asteroid, new info on Jupiter, and the Rosetta probe smashing into a comet on purpose, there's much to look forward to.
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