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Whether they’re dedicated to it or not, planetary missions can get beautiful and informative glimpses at distant moons. And who’s the evil twin: Venus or Earth?
Juice is ready to launch on a mission to uncover the secrets of Jupiter's icy moons.
This week’s roundup of space news and exploration inspiration will leave you seeing red (in the best way possible).
A brief guide to eight of our Solar System's most fascinating and scientifically promising moons.
A sample depot on Mars and a stunning green comet top this month's space highlights.
Jupiter’s moons have always been exciting to explore, and a new era of Jovian moon research is about to begin.
NASA's chief of exploration mission planning Nujoud Merancy walks us through a picture from the Orion spacecraft.
Earth isn't the only planet with snow. From Io to Enceladus, here's where snow can be found in our solar system.
Taking a look at volcanic worlds in our solar system and exoplanets that might crack under pressure.
An up-close look at volcanoes in space and how they differ from those on Earth.
Last month marked the 40th anniversary of the historic Voyager 1 encounter with Jupiter in 1979.
Look up at space at night from a dark location and you can see innumerable stars. Why, then, do photos of so many things in space show black space, devoid of stars?
It’s been almost 17 years since NASA's Galileo spacecraft took meaningful data of Jupiter’s volcanic moon.
This week it seems fitting to feature a portrait of the Galilean moons by Galileo.
The Jovian system is a busy place. The Groovy Galilean Satellites session at last week's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) covered analysis of past mission data, testable hypotheses for future missions, and discussion of the use of ground-based data.
On this Moon Monday, I'm featuring an animation processed by Gordan Ugarkovic, showing Jupiter's volcanic moon Io with its prominent plumes.
At the American Geophysical Union meeting, members of the Juno team showed observations of active volcanism on Jupiter's moon Io.
Google Maps released several new map products that allow you to see the locations of named features on many solar system planets and non-planets, spinning them around in space with your mouse.
The Voyager missions transformed most of the large worlds of the solar system from points of light into places to be explored.
On August 27, Juno soared across Jupiter's cloud tops from pole to pole, with all instruments operating. NASA posted some terrific first results from several of the instruments today. And the JunoCam team released all 28 raw images taken during the close encounter.