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Apr 6, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Joe Rao, Skywatching Columnist
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.
Feb 27, 2014 09:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Feb 12, 2014 04:13 PM ET // Jason Major
The first geologic map of Jupiter's moon Ganymede has been created, revealing its varied and complex terrain. Continue reading →
Feb 10, 2014 06:20 PM ET // Joe Rao, Skywatching Columnist
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.
Jan 29, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Jan 3, 2014 06:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Dec 16, 2013 04:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Dec 13, 2013 12:05 PM ET
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.
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