Researchers have found that the scarred, jumbled areas that make up Europa's so-called "chaos terrain" may harbor icy and compounds that may indicate life.
Jupiter, Mars and Venus are creating a rare, cosmic triangle in the early morning skies this week. About an hour before dawn, you can see the three planets in a triangle-like conjunction.
Scientists are learning a bit more about hot Jupiters, thanks to some new observations.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the storm that whirls on the planet, is still shrinking. Researchers have collected new Jupiter images that reveal a bit more about what's happening on the gas giant.
Get ready to see Mercury. In the early morning skies over the next several weeks you'll be able to glimpse the planet at around 5:45 a.m. in the Eastern skies.
Hot Jupiters, which are gas giants that orbit close to their star, largely remain mysterious. Now, they've found that these planets may only take a few million years to migrate close to their newly formed star.
Could Io have an underground magma ocean? Tides flowing in a subsurface ocean of molten rock could explain why Jupiter's moon appears to have its volcanoes in the "wrong" place, according to a new study.
Planetary pebbles may actually be the building blocks that form the planets of the future. Scientists have unraveled the mystery of how Jupiter and Saturn likely formed.
Scientists have discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young solar system that may actually tell researchers a bit more about how planets formed around our own sun.
NASA may be sending a "windbot" to Jupiter.
Astronomers may have discovered a Jupiter-like planet orbiting a sun-like star that could, potentially, signal other systems like our own solar system.