Solar System Exploration
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A wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place along the way.
Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter's Asteroids
As astronomers discovered asteroids hiding in Jupiter’s Lagrange points, they began referring to them as “Trojan asteroids.”
How Were the Trojan Asteroids Discovered and Named?
JPL's lucky peanuts are an unofficial tradition at big mission events.
What Are NASA's Lucky Peanuts?
What to expect when the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover arrives at the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021.
NASA's Next Mars Rover Is Ready for the Most Precise Landing Yet
This view of Jupiter’s turbulent atmosphere from NASA’s Juno spacecraft includes several of the planet’s southern jet streams.
Deep Jet Streams in Jupiter's Atmosphere
They focus on our star, but three of NASA’s Sun-watching spacecraft have also captured unique views of the planets.
Unique Solar System Views from Sun-Watching Spacecraft
Images of Jupiter’s hot spots are key to understanding the role of storms and waves in Jupiter’s atmosphere.
A Hot Spot on Jupiter
The spacecraft will become an explorer of the full Jovian system – Jupiter and its rings and moons.
NASA's Juno Mission Expands Into the Future
Jupiter, left, and Saturn, right, above Chapel Hill, North Carolina, during the “great conjunction.”
Saturn and Jupiter's Great Conjunction
Skywatchers are in for a treat soon as Jupiter and Saturn appear to merge into what's become popularly known as the "Christmas Star."
The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn
Tips for photographing the sky during December's conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter
How to Photograph the Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter
Some of Juno's latest findings touch on "hot spots" in the planet's atmosphere.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Updates Quarter-Century Jupiter Mystery
A planet in an unlikely orbit around a double star 336 light-years away may offer a clue to a mystery closer to home: the hypothesized "Planet Nine."
Hubble Pins Down Weird Exoplanet with Far-Flung Orbit
Plumes of water vapor that may be venting into space from Jupiter's moon Europa could come from within the icy crust itself, according to new research.
Potential Plumes on Europa Could Come From Water in the Crust
New experiments re-create the environment of Europa and find that the icy moon shines, even on its nightside. The effect is more than just a cool visual.
Europa Glows: Radiation Does a Bright Number on Jupiter's Moon
New results from NASA's Juno mission suggest that either "sprites" or "elves" could be dancing in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter.
Juno Data Indicates 'Sprites' or 'Elves' Frolic in Jupiter's Atmosphere
The next full Moon will be on the morning of Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, The Moon will appear full for about three days, making this a full Moon weekend.
October 2020 - Part II: The Next Full Moon is a Halloween Hunter's Moon and "Micro" Moon
The next full Moon will be on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2020. The Moon will appear full from Wednesday morning through Saturday morning.
October 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon
Cyclones at the north pole of Jupiter appear as swirls of striking colors in this extreme false color rendering of an image from NASA’s Juno mission.
Cyclones of Color at Jupiter's North Pole
Jupiter's volcanically active moon Io casts its shadow on the planet in this dramatic image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
Moon Io Casts Shadow On Jupiter
The Hubble image includes a new storm brewing on Jupiter, and a cousin of the famous Great Red Spot region gearing up to change color.
Hubble Captures Crisp New Portrait of Jupiter's Storms
New results from the Juno mission suggest Jupiter is home to what's called "shallow lightning."
'Shallow Lightning' and 'Mushballs' Reveal Ammonia to Juno Scientists
Researchers have designed an ambitious observing program that will conduct some of Webb's first scientific observations.
NASA's Webb Telescope Will Study Jupiter, Its Rings, and Two Intriguing Moons
The next full Moon will be midday on Monday, August 3, 2020.
August 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon
Infrared images from NASA's Juno spacecraft are providing the first glimpse of Ganymede's icy north pole.
Juno Takes First Images of Jovian Moon Ganymede's North Pole