At the best of times, Jupiter's moon Io is a turbulent, torturous place. But last August, scientists say things really heated up.
The Hubble Space Telescope captures a picture of the raging Jovian storm at its smallest size ever.
In its latest budget request, the space agency asks for a little coin for a trip to one of the other places in our solar system with the best chance of harboring life.
Like shy kids at a dance, the two planets are slowly nearing each other, and will appear their closest for North American viewers on August 19.
Jupiter's moon Europa appears to be venting off water vapor plumes that may be connected to a hidden ocean.
A cake maker creates a structurally accurate edible model of Jupiter that reveals the planet's layers with every slice.
The SpaceX founder hopes to put humans on Mars in the mid-2020s, but that's just the first tiny baby step toward creating his vision of a Martian metropolis.
The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.
Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.
After traveling for 37 years, Voyager I is recording pulses from the sun that confirm it has entered a different region near the edge of the solar system called interstellar space.