What Earth's oldest fossils could mean in the search for extraterrestrial life

Things crawling around on ancient earth could be a clue for whether there was ever life outside our planet.

Eerie molecular hydrogen cloud found on Europa
Feb 6, 2017

NASA's Hubble Telescope has just demystified more about the Jovian moon's atmosphere.

See Juno's first jaw-dropping images of Jupiter's turbulent southern auroras
Sep 6, 2016

Here's the newest close-up sounds and images of the gas giant from NASA's Juno spacecraft.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is really a red-hot storm
Aug 9, 2016

Thunderstorms and hurricanes have nothing on the maelstrom that is Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.

The atmosphere just collapsed on Jupiter's moon Io, and it happens all the time
Aug 3, 2016

If you needed a reminder of just how special our little blue marble is in the universe, this should do it.

NASA's Juno probe safely slips into Jupiter's orbit after 5-year journey
Jul 7, 2016

Juno successfully reaches the gas giant on Monday to begin 20 months of tests and observations.

Watch an asteroid or comet crash into the gas giant Jupiter
Mar 29, 2016

Witness a new video of a confirmed explosion in the atmosphere of Jupiter.

Jupiter’s Northern Lights put on a stellar cosmic show
Mar 25, 2016

Even Earth’s aurora borealis has nothing on this solar-powered spectacular!

NASA prepping plans to explore the ice-covered oceans underneath Europa
Jul 17, 2014

The minds at NASA have long suspected Jupiter’s icy moon Europa might be home to a vast, potentially habitable ocean — and now we're hoping to find out.

NASA sending robots to Jupiter's moon Europa in search of life (or monoliths)
Mar 5, 2014

Like it or not, Dave, NASA is officially gearing up for a mission to send a robotic probe to Europa in a continued search for life.

How a new discovery on Europa could lead to finding alien life
Mar 6, 2013

Looks like one of Jupiter's moons could be the next great frontier in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Watch an explosion on Jupiter bright enough to be seen from Earth
Dec 17, 2012

Earth is pretty lucky when it comes to being missed by potentially deadly bits of space rock, but that's not the case with Jupiter. It's a much bigger target, and things that might go right by us tend to slam into it, most recently on Monday. And this time, someone got it on video.