Is there life beyond Earth in the solar system? NASA director James Green explains which planets and moons in our solar system could have alien life, and why NASA believes it is on the right track.
NASA made Juno data available for download including 1,300 raw images taken by the JunoCam during the spacecraft's approach to its destination planet, Jupiter.
NASA revealed last Friday, that the agency will sail at full speed in terms of space exploration while waiting for the Jupiter's up close encounter courtesy of Juno on Aug.27.
Juno will need to withstand Jupiter's harsh environment in order to carry out its mission. Juno engineers secured the spacecraft with specialized shielding and titanium vaults designed to survive the radiation in Jupiter.
The Juno spacecraft is less than 10 days to Jupiter. From a distance of 6 million miles on June 21, JunoCam was able to spot Jupiter and its four largest moons.
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.
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
Jupiter's moon Europa has in recent years given scientists hope that it harbors conditions suitable for life, so in a bid to explore this possibility further, on Tuesday, NASA chose nine high-tech instruments for a mission to search for life on this mysterious icy world.
Believe it or not, astronomers are abuzz about another sea that may be a home for life, and it's not on Saturn's Titan or Enceladus, or Jupiter's icy satellite Europa. New observations have found that Europa's neighbor, Ganymede, which happens to be the largest moon in our solar system, may play host to a massive habitable ocean - one hiding just beneath its rugged surface.