NASA is expecting the mission to deliver tons of information from a planet believed to be formed as early as the Sun.
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, which was launched in 2011, is about to enter the planet's orbit this July.
Planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, accompanied by some of their moons, will be visible in the night sky starting June 1. The celestial show is attributed to the proximity of the planets to Earth.
Juno spacecraft, which was launched in 2011, will arrive on Jupiter this July. The spacecraft is almost near the planet which has already exited the gravitational pull of the Sun and is now under the Jupiter's realm.
Amateur astronomers led a study to find out how many asteroids and meteors hit Jupiter each year. Initial findings revealed that a total of 6 to 7 impacts are experienced by the planet annually.
Titan and Europa both have Earth-like properties which is why scientists are closely monitoring the moons to know whether life forms exist on these celetial bodies.
A new study by NASA reveals that the necessary balance of chemical energy needed for life exist in Europa, suggesting that the Jovian moon may be more comples and more earthlike than previously thought
Launched from Earth in 2011, the spacecraft is only 34 million miles away from its destination. Once it enters the planet's orbit, scientists will begin more intensive studies and observations.
Mars will soon begin its retrograde motion on Saturday, April 16. During its retrograde motion, It will seem like Mars is going on reverse.
An exoplanet with three suns was recently discovered by a group of scientists from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics using the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT).
Alerted by the eccentric orbit of a planet with a mass eight times the size of Jupiter's, astronomers recently concluded that the planet has a unique, "dancing" orbit involving the unusual components of itself and a Sun-like star as well as a dwarf star.
For several years, scientists have believed that the Solar System formerly had five, not four gassy giants. They wondered how the fifth planet was tossed out. New research explains how it likely happened.
University of Gothenburg researchers recently found a double crater in Sweden that suggests a unique twin meteorite event occurred 458 million years ago. This is the first proven occurrence of such an event.
The largest of planets may have formed very differently from what we've thought all along.