Jupiter TOP STORY

First Image Taken By Juno in Jupiter Orbit Released

© NASA

Jupiter

The JunoCam camera aboard NASA's Juno mission is operational and sending down data after the spacecraft's July 4 arrival at Jupiter.


Full Story

Jupiter TOP STORIES

NASA provides an update on Juno's arrival at Jupiter after it enters orbit Video in Story

© NASA

NASA provides an update on Juno's arrival at Jupiter.

On July 5, just hours after NASA's Juno spacecraft arrived at the planet Jupiter, NASA held a press briefing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California to provide a status update on the spacecraft.

Replay: Juno orbital insertion at Jupiter

Replay: Juno orbital insertion at Jupiter Video in Story

On July 4th, NASA Television aired live coverage of the solar-powered Juno spacecraft's arrival at Jupiter after an almost five-year journey.


Juno Is Orbiting Jupiter

Juno Is Orbiting Jupiter

After an almost five-year journey to the solar system's largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter's orbit during a 35-minute engine burn.


Last Image Of Jovian System Before Juno Arrives

Last Image Of Jovian System Before Juno Arrives

This is the final view taken by the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft before Juno's instruments were powered down in preparation for orbit insertion.


Video: Juno at Jupiter, into the unknown

Video: Juno at Jupiter, into the unknown Video in Story

Secrets lie deep within Jupiter, shrouded in the solar system's strongest magnetic field and most lethal radiation belts. On July 4, 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft will plunge into uncharted territory, entering orbit around the gas giant and passing closer than any spacecraft before. Juno will see Jupiter for what it really is, but first it must pass the trial of orbit insertion.


NASA JPL Jupiter Orbital Insertion Press Kit

NASA JPL Jupiter Orbital Insertion Press Kit

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has provided the following Orbital Insertion press kit for the 4th of July critical insertion into Jupiter's orbit.


Jupiter - The deadliest radiation in the solar system

Jupiter - The deadliest radiation in the solar system Video in Story

On Monday, the NASA's Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter. Bill Nye explains Jupiter's deadly radiation. Jupiter produces the radiation equivalent of 100 million X-rays. Nye explains how NASA protects the instruments on the Juno spacecraft from this incredibly fierce environment.


NASA's Juno spacecraft captures roar of Jupiter as it nears the gas giant

NASA's Juno spacecraft captures roar of Jupiter as it nears the gas giant Video in Story

NASA's Juno spacecraft has crossed the boundary of Jupiter's immense magnetic field. Juno's Waves instrument recorded the encounter with the bow shock over the course of about two hours on June 24, 2016.


NASA Juno Mission: Mission to Jupiter 360 Video

NASA Juno Mission: Mission to Jupiter 360 Video Video in Story

Fly along with NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter. Turn on your sound to find out more about the planet, the mission and the spacecraft.


Jupiter's Auroras

Jupiter's Auroras

Astronomers are using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras -- stunning light shows in a planet's atmosphere -- on the poles of the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter.


Media Briefing: The Science of Juno's Mission to Jupiter

Media Briefing: The Science of Juno's Mission to Jupiter Video in Story

During a news briefing from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California the science team involved with the Juno mission to Jupiter talked about the scientific goals of the mission.


Infographic: Juno, Built to Withstand Intense Radiation Environments

Infographic: Juno, Built to Withstand Intense Radiation Environments

Juno has been headed for Jupiter since 2011 to study the gas giant's atmosphere, aurora, gravity and magnetic field. This infographic illustrates the radiation environments Juno has traveled through on its journey near Earth and in interplanetary space.


Juno Will Examine Jupiter's Magnetosphere

Juno Will Examine Jupiter's Magnetosphere Video in Story

NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its long anticipated arrival at Jupiter on July 4.


VLT Captures Stunning Infrared Images of Jupiter

VLT Captures Stunning Infrared Images of Jupiter

In preparation for the imminent arrival of NASA's Juno spacecraft, astronomers have used ESO's Very Large Telescope to obtain spectacular new infrared images of Jupiter.


Juno Is On Final Approach To Jupiter

Juno Is On Final Approach To Jupiter

Today at exactly 9:57 and 48 seconds a.m. PDT, NASA's Juno spacecraft was 5.5 million miles (8.9 million kilometers) from its July 4th appointment with Jupiter.


Giant Planets and Dark Hydrogen

Giant Planets and Dark Hydrogen

Hydrogen is the most-abundant element in the universe. It's also the simplest--sporting only a single electron in each atom. But that simplicity is deceptive, because there is still so much we have to learn about hydrogen.


Solar Storms Ignite X-ray Northern Lights on Jupiter

Solar Storms Ignite X-ray Northern Lights on Jupiter

Solar storms are triggering X-ray auroras on Jupiter that are about eight times brighter than normal over a large area of the planet and hundreds of times more energetic than Earth's 'northern lights'.


To Jupiter with JunoCam

To Jupiter with JunoCam

When NASA's Juno mission arrives at Jupiter on July 4, 2016, new views of the giant planet's swirling clouds will be sent back to Earth, courtesy of its color camera, called JunoCam.


Simulating Jet streams and Anticyclones of Jupiter and Saturn

Simulating Jet streams and Anticyclones of Jupiter and Saturn

A University of Alberta researcher has successfully generated 3D simulations of deep jet streams and storms on Jupiter and Saturn, helping to satiate our eternal quest for knowledge of planetary dynamics.


Probing the Mysteries of Europa

Probing the Mysteries of Europa

Jupiter's moon Europa is believed to possess a large salty ocean beneath its icy exterior, and that ocean, scientists say, has the potential to harbor life.


Hubble Creates New Map of Jupiter's Clouds

Hubble Creates New Map of Jupiter's Clouds Video in Story

Hubble's Planetary Portrait Captures New Changes in Jupiter's Great Red Spot Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have produced new maps of Jupiter the first in a series of annual portraits of the solar system's outer planets.


Underground Magma Ocean Could Explain Io's Misplaced Volcanoes

Underground Magma Ocean Could Explain Io's Misplaced Volcanoes

Tides flowing in a subsurface ocean of molten rock, or magma, could explain why Jupiter's moon Io appears to have its volcanoes in the "wrong" place.


Jupiter's Great Red Spot: A Swirling Mystery

Jupiter's Great Red Spot: A Swirling Mystery

The largest and most powerful hurricanes ever recorded on Earth spanned over 1,000 miles across with winds gusting up to around 200 mph.


Video - Alien Ocean: NASA's Mission to Europa

Video - Alien Ocean: NASA's Mission to Europa Video in Story

Could a liquid water ocean beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa have the ingredients to support life? Here's how NASA's mission to Europa would find out.


Europa Mission Science Instrument Selection News Conference

Europa Mission Science Instrument Selection News Conference Video in Story

NASA announced on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa, to investigate whether Jupiter's icy moon could harbour conditions suitable for life.


Europa - Chaos on a Watery World

Europa - Chaos on a Watery World

Jupiter's moon Europa is brimming with water. Although it is thought to be mostly made up of rocky material, the moon is wrapped in a thick layer of water - some frozen to form an icy crust, some potentially pooled in shallow underground lakes or layers of slush, and vast quantities more lurking even deeper still in the form of a giant subsurface ocean.


Volcano Loki on Io Observed From Earth

Volcano Loki on Io Observed From Earth

With the first detailed observations of a lava lake on a moon of Jupiter, the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in Arizona places itself as the forerunner of the next generation of Extremely Large Telescopes.


Explosions of Jupiter's Aurora Linked to Planet-Moon Interaction

Explosions of Jupiter's Aurora Linked to Planet-Moon Interaction

On Earth, bursts of particles spewed by the Sun spark shimmering auroras, like the Northern Lights, that briefly dance at our planet's poles.


Possible Underground Ocean on Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

Possible Underground Ocean on Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Video in Story

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon.


Hubble Views Jupiter and Its Moon Shadows

Hubble Views Jupiter and Its Moon Shadows Video in Story

Firing off a string of action snapshots like a sports photographer at a NASCAR race, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the rare occurrence of three of Jupiter's largest moons racing across the banded face of the gas-giant planet: Europa, Callisto, and Io.


Using Antarctica to Prepare for Europa Mission

Using Antarctica to Prepare for Europa Mission

Four bleary-eyed men wearing grease-smeared tan jackets or red parkas emerge from what first appears to be a leftover prop from a Mad Max film. Nine silver smokestacks tower above nine fire-engine-red hot water tanks, all bolted down to a large sled.



More top stories from July.