NASA’s Juno Mission Reveals What’s Beneath Jupiter’s Pretty Clouds

NASA’s Juno probe is beginning an extended mission that may not have been possible if it hadn’t experienced engine trouble when it first arrived at the giant planet.

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‘Dare Mighty Things’

We the people need to take more control of how we move into the brave new worlds beyond our planet.

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Missions to Mars, the Moon and Beyond Await Earth in 2021

Here’s a preview of what to expect in space and astronomy in the year to come.

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A Winter Solstice, a Meteor Shower, Jupiter and Saturn Walk Into Your Night Sky

One day that has room for three distinct astronomical events.

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Christmas Star 2020: The ‘Great’ Saturn and Jupiter Conjunction

A celestial meet-cute will unfold before our eyes on Monday. Here’s why you should be excited about that.

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This Solstice, Solace for the Darkness

A rare conjunction of planets serves as a reminder that there is more to the universe than just ourselves.

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Jupiter and Saturn Head for Closest Visible Alignment in 800 Years

On Dec. 21, Jupiter and Saturn will appear to be no more than a dime’s width apart in the night sky. The last time that could be seen was in 1226.

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A ‘Front-Row Seat’ to the Birth of a Comet

Astronomers are watching an object transform into a hyperactive comet that will head toward the inner solar system in the coming decades.

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How to See the Halloween Blue Moon (and Uranus!) With Your Kids

“The Uranus jokes never end,” an astronomer said.

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Too Much Mars? Let’s Discuss Other Worlds

Two veteran space journalists discuss why so much attention and budget seems to be directed to the red planet.

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Jupiter’s Biggest Moons Started as Tiny Grains of Hail

A new model offers an explanation for how the Galilean satellites formed around the solar system’s largest world.

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A Nest of Alien Asteroids Orbits Our Sun

Astronomers say they have found orphan rocks from another star, or stars, stashed in the outer solar system.

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