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On October 16, NASA's Lucy spacecraft is expected to depart for the Trojan asteroids — rocky bodies that share an orbit with Jupiter.
Exploration is teaching us a lot about the cosmos, and a lot about how much we still don’t know.
A new study says the winds within the famous Great Red Spot are speeding up in some places and slowing down in others.
10 years after launching, Juno is still showing us Jupiter’s stunning beauty.
Jupiter’s cyclones are beautiful, and the Sun’s storms and flares are a little bit scary.
Look at eclipses from the perspective of Earth, the Moon, and beyond. Plus catch up on the week’s space news.
As the spacecraft prepares to embark on its extended mission, here are some of the most captivating images of Jupiter from NASA's Juno probe so far.
From solar storms to underwater volcanoes and asteroid close calls, catch up on what’s scary and beautiful this week in space.
Don’t leave it up to cosmic fate; take action right now to defend our planet from dangerous impacts.
As NASA's Juno spacecraft prepares for its extended mission, it’s worth taking a look back at why Jupiter’s lightning remains one of the planet's most fascinating enigmas.
Jupiter is a world of extremes, and Venus hints at some mysteries. You can take action to help learn more about these worlds and others.
See images of the cosmos that reflect fascinating features of worlds and stars, and take action to advance exploration.
How did our solar system come to be? Why are the planets, asteroids, comets, and other small worlds where they are now?
There's still time to get outside and see Jupiter and Saturn together in the evening sky.
Catch up on the week’s space news and consider planetary atmospheres from a few thought-provoking perspectives.
Feast your eyes on these images from space, catch up on the latest in exploration news, and get the lowdown on what’s up in the night sky.
Wrap your head around orientations in space, and learn the latest in space exploration news.
This week, learn about the conditions of the early solar system and get ready for next week’s meteor shower, plus more.
Six scientists share the major planetary science discoveries of the past decade, and the questions that will drive the next 10 years of solar system exploration.
Twenty-five years ago, multiple fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter, changing the face of the planet and the course of planetary science.