NASA's Juno Spacecraft Embarks On Historic Orbit Around JupiterHigh above the fireworks this Fourth of July, a historic milestone is happening 1.74 billion miles away.
Scientists Discover Giant Planet With Three SunsSun-worshipers listen up. Astronomers have discovered a giant planet with 3 suns in the sky. One sun shines 40 times brighter than ours.
Amateur Videos Show Jupiter Getting Smacked By A Cosmic RockIt looks like Jupiter got smacked by a cosmic rock this month and more than one amateur astronomer actually caught it on video.
Ancient Babylonians Used Calculus To Track JupiterIf Galileo was the so-called father of astronomy, then the ancient Babylonians were the great, great-grandfathers.
Watch As Venus, Jupiter 'Collide' This MonthSkywatchers are in for a special celestial treat this month as Venus and Jupiter draw close together.
6 Extraterrestrial Surf Spots To Try To Catch An Alien WaveWith all the discoveries about extraterrestrial water this month, the question arose -- where is the BEST place to catch alien waves, assuming you had a "wet suit" to protect you from extreme heat and cold (and give you oxygen), that you could survive a 1-2 year space journey to get there, and had a pretty good sponsor to pony up $10 billion or so. There technically is only one place where the surf truly is up...
NASA: Solar System's Biggest Moon May Have More Water Than All Of EarthThe largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday.
StarDate 7/16/2014: Cosmic Missiles Slam Into JupiterOur solar system can be a dangerous place. The most striking evidence of that came 20 years ago today, when the first fragment of a shattered comet blasted the planet Jupiter.
StarDate 7/3/2014: Looking For Fresh IdeasJupiter’s moon Europa is one of the most intriguing bodies in the solar system. Its icy crust appears to cover a global ocean that could be many miles deep.
StarDate 5/16/2014: A Parade Of Planets In The Evening SkyFour of the five planets that are easily visible to the unaided eye arc across the sky shortly after sunset the next few evenings. One of the planets sinks from sight quickly, but the other three stick around for a while.
StarDate 5/12/2014: Saturn At Opposition The second-largest planet in the solar system is putting in a first-rate performance this month. Today's StarDate features Saturn.