Jupiter may not shield us from comets, but it has an important role to play for life on Earth
February 15, 2016, 11:31 a.m. by Michael Graham Richard
Simulating 100 million years of solar system activity revealed the opposite of what we expected.
NASA's space tourism posters will make you want to explore the galaxy
February 12, 2016, 5 p.m. by Michael Graham Richard
The dream of a space-faring humanity is deep-rooted.
Jupiter's moon Ganymede has salty ocean under ice
March 13, 2015, 10:15 a.m. by Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
In addition to signs of flooding on its surface, scientists looked at the movements of Ganymede's aurora to come to arrive at their watery conclusion.
See 3 moons of Jupiter perform rare triple transit
January 23, 2015, 12:24 p.m. by Geoff Gaherty, SPACE.com
Break out the telescopes tonight to see Io, Europa and Callisto crossing the face of Jupiter.
See two moons cast their shadows on Jupiter tonight
December 15, 2014, 3:38 p.m. by Geoff Gaherty, SPACE.com
This double transit of moons is a lead up to a very rare triple transit on the night of Jan. 24, 2015.
Which planets should you look for in September's sky?
September 9, 2014, 11 a.m. by Joe Rao, SPACE.com
Among the sights you'll be able to see this month will be Jupiter's cloud belts and Great Red Spot.
Giant volcanoes rock Jupiter's moon Io
August 5, 2014, 10:24 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The eruptions were like 'curtains of fire' in that they blasted out of mile-long cracks in Io's surface.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot shrank to smallest size ever recorded
May 16, 2014, 9:55 a.m. by Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com
The Great Red Spot appears to be growing smaller at a rate of 580 miles across a year.
Jupiter moon's 'club sandwich' ocean could potentially support life
May 5, 2014, 9:50 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
If Ganymede's interior ocean is in contact with rocks, it could open up possibilities for alien life.
Jupiter dominates the night sky this week
March 4, 2014, 7:40 a.m. by Geoff Gaherty, SPACE.com
The huge gas giant owns up to its name as it outshines even the brightest stars.
Jupiter and Moon meet up in night sky tonight
December 18, 2013, 11:57 a.m. by Joe Rao, SPACE.com
The sedate whiteness of Jupiter will be easy to spot in a clear sky.
Jupiter moon Europa may have waterspouts taller than Mount Everest
December 12, 2013, 1:39 p.m. by Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Scientists believe that Jupiter's gravity influences the frequency and intensity of the eruptions.