Astronomers have counted 12 previously unknown moons in orbit around our Solar System's biggest planet, bringing the known total to 92, and leaving Saturn, with its measly count of 83, in the dust.
Researchers had discovered a “heat wave” extending across 10 Earth-diameters in the atmosphere of our solar system’s biggest planet, Jupiter. In other words, Jupiter’s atmosphere is hundreds of degrees hotter than previously thought.
Strange double ridges on the surface of Jupiter's ice moon Europa could be signposts to shallow reservoirs of water.
Jupiter's moon Europa is a prime candidate in the search for life. The frozen moon has a subsurface ocean and the new research shows that the moon is pulling oxygen down below its icy shell.
New findings from NASA's Juno probe orbiting Jupiter provide a fuller picture of how the planet's distinctive and colorful atmospheric features offer clues about the unseen processes below its clouds.
The impact on Jupiter was reported by both amateur and professional astronomers. The object’s diameter is estimated at 20 meters and it is believed to be the remnant of a larger comet or asteroid.
For the first time, astronomers have uncovered evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Ganymede.
Kraken Mare, a sea of liquid methane on Saturn's moon Titan, is at least 100-m deep near its center, according to a recent analysis of Cassini's data.
The Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter has discovered an FM radio signal coming from the moon Ganymede. The find is a first-time detection from the moon. The signal is of natural origin.
New work reveals the likely original locations of Saturn and Jupiter. These findings refine our understanding of the Solar System's unusual architecture, including the ejection of an additional planet between Saturn and Uranus.
Previous research has shown that Io's atmosphere is dominated by sulfur dioxide gas. Now, astronomers could, for the first time, clearly see the plumes of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and sulfur monoxide (SO) rise up from the volcanoes.
In recent years, the confirmed number of Jovian moons has risen to 79. Now, a new study says that there may be 600 small irregular moons orbiting Jupiter.
Researchers have found what may be remnants of the solar system’s largest impact structure, ancient concentric troughs that extend across almost the entire surface of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede.
The surface of Jupiter's moon Europa features a widely varied landscape, including ridges, bands, small rounded domes and disrupted spaces that geologists call "chaos terrain."
Juno took the photo 8,000 miles from the cloud tops during its 18th close flyby of Jupiter on February 12. Overall, 32 flybys are planned, so Juno is just beginning the second half of its flybys.