Artist’s impression of the Europa clipper mission.
We could find evidence of life on Europa within a couple of decades.
Time to peer below the swirling clouds of Jupiter.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill
Now's a great time to see Jupiter as it's about to be the closest to Earth for some time. Time too to catch up with the latest on the Juno mission, exploring the largest planet in our Solar System.
Pentagon of vortices. Mosaic of infrared images of Jupiter’s south pole.
Surprising new results from the Juno mission may us help work out what's going on at Saturn and other gas giants, too.
Jupiter seen by Juno.
New experimental results on methane may help us to uncover whether Uranus really is the coldest planet.
Both Voyager spacecraft are only in communication with Earth via a Canberra tracking station.
The Voyager space probes sent back some amazing images of the planets in the outer Solar System, and they're still talking to Earth every day via Australia's tracking station.
The raw images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot taken this week by the Juno probe.
The images are in from the Juno probe's closest flyby so far of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Citizen scientists are now getting involved in processing those images.
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot observed by Juno in July 2017.
.NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill
Juno has flown closer to the solar system's most famous storm than any other spacecraft to take the most detailed images to date. They may help scientists reveal some of the spot's best-kept secrets.
This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s south pole and its swirling atmosphere was created by citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
We may need to re-think our models of Jupiter’s formation thanks to the first results from Juno probe orbiting the planet, and new observations from Earth.
New close-up of Jupiter’s south pole. The oval features are cyclones.
: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles
Measurements suggest Jupiter's core may be fluffy rather than dense and that its magnetic field is much stronger than previously thought.
This illustration shows Cassini diving through geyser plumes on Saturn’s the ocean world
moon of Enceladus.
Earth is a relatively dry planet compared to some of the other ocean worlds in our Solar system. Life needs water so what about life on these other places?
A likely candidate for life: Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
There has been much excitement this week about the possibility of water -- and life -- on some newly discovered exoplanets. But we can look closer to home for evidence of ET.
An artist’s concept of what it could look like on the surface of one of the exoplanets of TRAPPIST-1.
Several of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting a small star appear to be locked in an intricate dance that hints at how such planetary systems can form.
Hi Juno, welcome to Jupiter.
From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
Jupiter’s South Pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft on August 27 2016.
Credit: NASA/SwRI/MSSS, processed by R. Tkachenko
NASA's Juno spacecraft has faced a series of challenges during its first 150 days.
New research solves enigma of strange hotspots in Jupiter's atmosphere.
An artist’s impression of Juno above Jupiter’s pole.
Juno’s visit to Jupiter promises to pick up on many of the unsolved mysteries that still remain in understanding of the Jovian system.
Jupiter and its Great Red Spot.
NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser.
Look towards the north-west after sunset and there is currently one bright point of light that easily stands out relative to everything around it. That is the planet Jupiter, shining with an intense and…
Artist’s concept of the Juno mission to Jupiter.
The perilous Juno mission could help reveal how Jupiter formed, whether it has a rocky core and even whether it influenced life on Earth.
Enceladus, with its warm internal ocean, is thought to be potentially habitable.
Marc Van Norden/Flickr
A new theory could change our understanding of the moons in our solar system – and the genesis of life itself.
Juno in front of Jupiter.
Missions including ExoMars, Juno and Rosetta could make some major discoveries in 2016.