A mission to study a moon that could be home to extra-terrestrial life has been given a launch date.
Feb. 11, 2021 • ~3 min
The first Jupiter-like planet without clouds has been detected by astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. Unlike our Jupiter, which takes nearly 12 years to orbit the sun, WASP-62b completes a rotation in just four-and-a-half days.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~3 min
There was stunning cosmic imagery to feast on over the past year - here's our pick of the offerings.
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
This year's winter solstice is also when Saturn and Jupiter appear closest to each other for 60 years, Here's what you need to know about both the events.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
Jupiter and Saturn - the Solar System's largest planets - are set to cross paths in the night sky.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~3 min
A new model could reveal the origins of a hypothesized cryovolcanic eruption on Jupiter's moon Europa and other icy bodies in the solar system.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~8 min
The atmosphere on Jupiter's moon Io is a witches' brew made from the sulfurous burps of more than 400 volcanoes. Now scientists know how it got that way.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~11 min
The clouds of Venus may harbour alien life. But where else?
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~7 min
Jupiter's moons are pretty hot, at least hotter than they should be, given how far away they are from the sun. A new study explains why that may be.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
The Hawaii-based Gemini telescope produces a super-sharp picture of the gas giant in the infrared.
May 8, 2020 • ~2 min