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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
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has been attached to the rocket that will send it to the Red Planet this summer.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Attached to Atlas V Rocket
A proposed mission called VERITAS seeks to transform our understanding of Venus.
VERITAS: Exploring the Deep Truths of Venus
What drives Perseverance's mission and what will it do at the Red Planet? Here are seven things to know.
7 Things to Know About the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission
Psyche, the NASA mission to explore a metal-rock asteroid of the same name, recently passed a crucial milestone.
Building NASA's Psyche: Design Done, Now Full Speed Ahead on Hardware
NASA's InSight lander has been using its robotic arm to help the heat probe known as the "mole" burrow into Mars.
NASA's InSight Flexes Its Arm While Its 'Mole' Hits Pause
The competition will help advance the design of a mechanical rover to explore the surface of Venus.
NASA's Venus Rover Challenge Winners Announced
A device called SHERLOC will help the next Mars rover detect chemicals linked to the existence of life.
Device to Help Mars Perseverance Rover Search for Signs of Life
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has started a road trip that will continue through the summer across roughly a mile (1.6 kilometers) of terrain.
Curiosity Mars Rover's Summer Road Trip Has Begun
This image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures several storms in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere.
"Clyde's Spot" on Jupiter
The next full Moon will be early Sunday morning, July 5, 2020. There also will be a partial penumbral eclipse of the Moon.
July 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon
You may be able to help Curiosity rover drivers better navigate Mars using the online tool AI4Mars to label terrain features.
NASA's Mars Rover Drivers Need Your Help
The Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon, Mead Moon, Honey Moon, Vat Purnima, Poson Poya, and the LRO Moon.
The Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon
Recently discovered object 2019 LD2, originally believed to be the first cometary “Jupiter Trojan” asteroid, turned out to be an interloper comet masquerading as a member of the Trojan population.
UPDATE: Astronomers recategorize asteroid-like comet detected by ATLAS telescope