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Jupiter has more than 80 moons, the largest of which were discovered by Galileo. Many will be studied in depth by the scientific instruments of ESA’s JUICE mission. ESA, NASA, JPL, ATG, DLR, University of Arizona, University of Leicester

Scientists launch JUICE mission to explore Jupiter’s icy moons

One of Jupiter’s moons, Ganymede, could contain more water than the Earth.
Eight planets, including Earth, revolve around our Sun. Illustration by Tobias Roetsch/Future Publishing via Getty Images

Curious Kids: How are planets created?

It all starts with a cloud of gas and dust.
Hubble: NASA, ESA, and Q.D. Wang (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); Spitzer: NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and S. Stolovy (Spitzer Science Center/Caltech)

Five of the most exciting telescope pictures of the universe

As we await the launch of the James Webb Space telescope, it’s timely to look back on what previous generations of telescopes have shown us.

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