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Jupiter's north polar region is coming into view as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches the giant planet. This view of Jupiter was taken on August 27, when Juno was 437,000 miles (703,000 kilometers) away.
Jupiter's north polar region is coming into view as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches the giant planet. This view of Jupiter was taken on August 27, when Juno was 437,000 miles (703,000 kilometers) away.

Speeding Towards Jupiter's Pole

Jupiter's north polar region is coming into view as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches the giant planet. This view of Jupiter was taken on August 27, when Juno was 437,000 miles (703,000 kilometers) away.

Target: Jupiter
Mission: Juno
Spacecraft: Juno
Instrument: JunoCam
ID#: PIA20895
Added: 2016-08-27

Views: 2072

Speeding Towards Jupiter's Pole

Jupiter's north polar region is coming into view as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches the giant planet. This view of Jupiter was taken on August 27, when Juno was 437,000 miles (703,000 kilometers) away.

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This dual view of Jupiter was taken on August 23, when NASA's Juno spacecraft was 2.8 million miles (4.4 million kilometers) from the gas giant planet on the inbound leg of its initial 53.5-day capture orbit.
This dual view of Jupiter was taken on August 23, when NASA's Juno spacecraft was 2.8 million miles (4.4 million kilometers) from the gas giant planet on the inbound leg of its initial 53.5-day capture orbit.

Jupiter From 2.8 Million Miles

This dual view of Jupiter was taken on August 23, when NASA's Juno spacecraft was 2.8 million miles (4.4 million kilometers) from the gas giant planet on the inbound leg of its initial 53.5-day capture orbit.

Target: Jupiter
Mission: Juno
Spacecraft: Juno
Instrument: JunoCam
ID#: PIA20884
Added: 2016-08-25

Views: 5855

Jupiter From 2.8 Million Miles

This dual view of Jupiter was taken on August 23, when NASA's Juno spacecraft was 2.8 million miles (4.4 million kilometers) from the gas giant planet on the inbound leg of its initial 53.5-day capture orbit.

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This color view from NASA's Juno spacecraft is made from some of the first images Juno took after the spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 5th. The view shows that JunoCam survived its first pass through Jupiter's extreme radiation environment
This color view from NASA's Juno spacecraft is made from some of the first images Juno took after the spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 5th. The view shows that JunoCam survived its first pass through Jupiter's extreme radiation environment

Juno's Post-arrival View

This color view from NASA's Juno spacecraft is made from some of the first images Juno took after the spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 5th. The view shows that JunoCam survived its first pass through Jupiter's extreme radiation environment

Target: Jupiter
Mission: Juno
Spacecraft: Juno
Instrument: JunoCam
ID#: PIA20707
Added: 2016-07-12

Views: 10883

Juno's Post-arrival View

This color view from NASA's Juno spacecraft is made from some of the first images Juno took after the spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 5th. The view shows that JunoCam survived its first pass through Jupiter's extreme radiation environment

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This is the final view taken by the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft before Juno's instruments were powered down in preparation for orbit insertion.
This is the final view taken by the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft before Juno's instruments were powered down in preparation for orbit insertion.

Juno Closes in on Jupiter

This is the final view taken by the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft before Juno's instruments were powered down in preparation for orbit insertion.

Target: Jupiter
Mission: Juno
Spacecraft: Juno
Instrument: JunoCam
ID#: PIA20706
Added: 2016-07-04

Views: 10806

Juno Closes in on Jupiter

This is the final view taken by the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft before Juno's instruments were powered down in preparation for orbit insertion.

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NASA's Juno spacecraft obtained this color view on June 28, 2016, at a distance of 3.9 million miles from Jupiter. As Juno nears its destination, features on the giant planet are increasingly visible, including the Great Red Spot.
NASA's Juno spacecraft obtained this color view on June 28, 2016, at a distance of 3.9 million miles from Jupiter. As Juno nears its destination, features on the giant planet are increasingly visible, including the Great Red Spot.

Red Spot Spotted by Juno

NASA's Juno spacecraft obtained this color view on June 28, 2016, at a distance of 3.9 million miles from Jupiter. As Juno nears its destination, features on the giant planet are increasingly visible, including the Great Red Spot.

Target: Jupiter
Mission: Juno
Spacecraft: Juno
Instrument: JunoCam
ID#: PIA20705
Added: 2016-06-30

Views: 1741

Red Spot Spotted by Juno

NASA's Juno spacecraft obtained this color view on June 28, 2016, at a distance of 3.9 million miles from Jupiter. As Juno nears its destination, features on the giant planet are increasingly visible, including the Great Red Spot.

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NASA's Juno spacecraft obtained this color view on June 21, 2016. As Juno makes its initial approach, the giant planet's four largest moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, are visible.
NASA's Juno spacecraft obtained this color view on June 21, 2016. As Juno makes its initial approach, the giant planet's four largest moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, are visible.

Juno on Jupiter's Doorstep

NASA's Juno spacecraft obtained this color view on June 21, 2016. As Juno makes its initial approach, the giant planet's four largest moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, are visible.

Target: Jupiter
Mission: Juno
Spacecraft: Juno
Instrument: JunoCam
ID#: PIA20701
Added: 2016-06-24

Views: 11003

Juno on Jupiter's Doorstep

NASA's Juno spacecraft obtained this color view on June 21, 2016. As Juno makes its initial approach, the giant planet's four largest moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, are visible.

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This enhanced-color view obtained on September 25, 1998 from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows an intricate pattern of linear fractures on the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
This enhanced-color view obtained on September 25, 1998 from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows an intricate pattern of linear fractures on the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.

Europa's Varied Surface Features

This enhanced-color view obtained on September 25, 1998 from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows an intricate pattern of linear fractures on the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA20028
Added: 2016-05-17

Views: 2294

Europa's Varied Surface Features

This enhanced-color view obtained on September 25, 1998 from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows an intricate pattern of linear fractures on the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.

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This artist's rendering shows NASA's Europa mission spacecraft, which is being developed for a launch sometime in the 2020s.
This artist's rendering shows NASA's Europa mission spacecraft, which is being developed for a launch sometime in the 2020s.

Europa Mission Spacecraft - Artist's Rendering

This artist's rendering shows NASA's Europa mission spacecraft, which is being developed for a launch sometime in the 2020s.

Target: Europa
Mission: Europa
ID#: PIA20025
Added: 2016-04-20

Views: 736

Europa Mission Spacecraft - Artist's Rendering

This artist's rendering shows NASA's Europa mission spacecraft, which is being developed for a launch sometime in the 2020s.

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Scientists spotted a rare wave in Jupiter's North Equatorial Belt that had been seen there only once before in this false-color close-up from NASA's Hubble Telescope.
Scientists spotted a rare wave in Jupiter's North Equatorial Belt that had been seen there only once before in this false-color close-up from NASA's Hubble Telescope.

Jupiter Wave

Scientists spotted a rare wave in Jupiter's North Equatorial Belt that had been seen there only once before in this false-color close-up from NASA's Hubble Telescope.

Target: Jupiter
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 3
ID#: PIA19659
Added: 2015-10-13

Views: 1219

Jupiter Wave

Scientists spotted a rare wave in Jupiter's North Equatorial Belt that had been seen there only once before in this false-color close-up from NASA's Hubble Telescope.

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This image is one of two images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope comparing the movement of Jupiter's clouds.
This image is one of two images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope comparing the movement of Jupiter's clouds.

New Changes in Jupiter's Great Red Spot

This image is one of two images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope comparing the movement of Jupiter's clouds.

Target: Jupiter
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 3
ID#: PIA19648
Added: 2015-10-13

Views: 1439

New Changes in Jupiter's Great Red Spot

This image is one of two images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope comparing the movement of Jupiter's clouds.

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Scientists produced new global maps of Jupiter using the Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. One color map is shown here, projected onto a globe and as a flat image.
Scientists produced new global maps of Jupiter using the Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. One color map is shown here, projected onto a globe and as a flat image.

Spinning Jupiter and Global Map

Scientists produced new global maps of Jupiter using the Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. One color map is shown here, projected onto a globe and as a flat image.

Target: Jupiter
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Wide Field Planetary Camera 3
ID#: PIA19643
Added: 2015-10-13

Views: 2703

Spinning Jupiter and Global Map

Scientists produced new global maps of Jupiter using the Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. One color map is shown here, projected onto a globe and as a flat image.

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This frame from an animation shows Jupiter's volcanic moon Io as seen by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft (at left) and the pattern of heat flow from 242 active volcanoes (at right).
This frame from an animation shows Jupiter's volcanic moon Io as seen by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft (at left) and the pattern of heat flow from 242 active volcanoes (at right).

Map of Io's Volcanic Heat Flow

This frame from an animation shows Jupiter's volcanic moon Io as seen by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft (at left) and the pattern of heat flow from 242 active volcanoes (at right).

Target: Jupiter
Mission: Galileo, Voyager
ID#: PIA19655
Added: 2015-09-15

Views: 1009

Map of Io's Volcanic Heat Flow

This frame from an animation shows Jupiter's volcanic moon Io as seen by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft (at left) and the pattern of heat flow from 242 active volcanoes (at right).

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This still from an animation of four images shows Jupiter in infrared light as seen by NASA's InfraRed Telescope Facility, or IRTF, on May 16, 2015. The observations were obtained in support of NASA's Juno mission.
This still from an animation of four images shows Jupiter in infrared light as seen by NASA's InfraRed Telescope Facility, or IRTF, on May 16, 2015. The observations were obtained in support of NASA's Juno mission.

Jupiter's Infrared Glow

This still from an animation of four images shows Jupiter in infrared light as seen by NASA's InfraRed Telescope Facility, or IRTF, on May 16, 2015. The observations were obtained in support of NASA's Juno mission.

Target: Jupiter
Mission: Infrared Telescope Facility, Juno
Instrument: Infrared Telescope
ID#: PIA19640
Added: 2015-07-07

Views: 3211

Jupiter's Infrared Glow

This still from an animation of four images shows Jupiter in infrared light as seen by NASA's InfraRed Telescope Facility, or IRTF, on May 16, 2015. The observations were obtained in support of NASA's Juno mission.

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The puzzling, fascinating surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa looms large in images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
The puzzling, fascinating surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa looms large in images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.

Europa's Stunning Surface

The puzzling, fascinating surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa looms large in images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
ID#: PIA19048
Added: 2014-11-21

Views: 355445

Europa's Stunning Surface

The puzzling, fascinating surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa looms large in images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.

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Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This conceptual illustration of the subduction process.
Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This conceptual illustration of the subduction process.

Plate Tectonics on Europa

Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This conceptual illustration of the subduction process.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
ID#: PIA18428
Added: 2014-09-08

Views: 3754

Plate Tectonics on Europa

Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This conceptual illustration of the subduction process.

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These images show Jupiter's moon Io obtained at different infrared wavelengths with the W. M. Keck Observatory's 10-meter Keck II telescope on Aug. 15, 2013 (a-c), and the Gemini North telescope on Aug. 29, 2013 (d).
These images show Jupiter's moon Io obtained at different infrared wavelengths with the W. M. Keck Observatory's 10-meter Keck II telescope on Aug. 15, 2013 (a-c), and the Gemini North telescope on Aug. 29, 2013 (d).

Eruptions on Io

These images show Jupiter's moon Io obtained at different infrared wavelengths with the W. M. Keck Observatory's 10-meter Keck II telescope on Aug. 15, 2013 (a-c), and the Gemini North telescope on Aug. 29, 2013 (d).

Target: Io
Mission: Gemini North Telescope, Keck Telescope
ID#: PIA18656
Added: 2014-08-04

Views: 4392

Eruptions on Io

These images show Jupiter's moon Io obtained at different infrared wavelengths with the W. M. Keck Observatory's 10-meter Keck II telescope on Aug. 15, 2013 (a-c), and the Gemini North telescope on Aug. 29, 2013 (d).

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This Aug. 29, 2013, outburst on Io was among the largest ever observed on the most volcanically active body in the solar system. The infrared was image taken by Gemini North telescope.
This Aug. 29, 2013, outburst on Io was among the largest ever observed on the most volcanically active body in the solar system. The infrared was image taken by Gemini North telescope.

Bright Outburst on Io

This Aug. 29, 2013, outburst on Io was among the largest ever observed on the most volcanically active body in the solar system. The infrared was image taken by Gemini North telescope.

Target: Io
Mission: Gemini North Telescope
ID#: PIA18657
Added: 2014-08-04

Views: 9905

Bright Outburst on Io

This Aug. 29, 2013, outburst on Io was among the largest ever observed on the most volcanically active body in the solar system. The infrared was image taken by Gemini North telescope.

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This colorized image of Europa is a product of clear-filter grayscale data from one orbit of NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with lower-resolution color data taken on a different orbit.
This colorized image of Europa is a product of clear-filter grayscale data from one orbit of NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with lower-resolution color data taken on a different orbit.

Reddish Bands on Europa

This colorized image of Europa is a product of clear-filter grayscale data from one orbit of NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with lower-resolution color data taken on a different orbit.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA18413
Added: 2014-07-08

Views: 10872

Reddish Bands on Europa

This colorized image of Europa is a product of clear-filter grayscale data from one orbit of NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with lower-resolution color data taken on a different orbit.

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This artist's concept of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system, illustrates the 'club sandwich' model of its interior oceans. Scientists suspect Ganymede has a massive ocean under an icy crust.
This artist's concept of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system, illustrates the 'club sandwich' model of its interior oceans. Scientists suspect Ganymede has a massive ocean under an icy crust.

Possible 'Moonwich' of Ice and Oceans on Ganymede (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system, illustrates the 'club sandwich' model of its interior oceans. Scientists suspect Ganymede has a massive ocean under an icy crust.

Target: Ganymede
ID#: PIA18005
Added: 2014-05-01

Views: 5137

Possible 'Moonwich' of Ice and Oceans on Ganymede (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system, illustrates the 'club sandwich' model of its interior oceans. Scientists suspect Ganymede has a massive ocean under an icy crust.

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This map composed of images NASA's Galileo and Voyager missions shows the hemisphere of Europa that might be affected by plume deposits. The view is centered at -65 degrees latitude, 183 degrees longitude.
This map composed of images NASA's Galileo and Voyager missions shows the hemisphere of Europa that might be affected by plume deposits. The view is centered at -65 degrees latitude, 183 degrees longitude.

Source Region for Possible Europa Plumes

This map composed of images NASA's Galileo and Voyager missions shows the hemisphere of Europa that might be affected by plume deposits. The view is centered at -65 degrees latitude, 183 degrees longitude.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo, Voyager
ID#: PIA18030
Added: 2014-02-26

Views: 2409

Source Region for Possible Europa Plumes

This map composed of images NASA's Galileo and Voyager missions shows the hemisphere of Europa that might be affected by plume deposits. The view is centered at -65 degrees latitude, 183 degrees longitude.

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This is a frame from an animation of a rotating globe of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, with a geologic map superimposed over a global color mosaic, incorporating the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and Galileo spacecraft.
This is a frame from an animation of a rotating globe of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, with a geologic map superimposed over a global color mosaic, incorporating the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and Galileo spacecraft.

Rotating Globe of Ganymede Geology

This is a frame from an animation of a rotating globe of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, with a geologic map superimposed over a global color mosaic, incorporating the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and Galileo spacecraft.

Target: Ganymede
Mission: Galileo, Voyager
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter, Voyager 1, Voyager 2
ID#: PIA17902
Added: 2014-02-12

Views: 11464

Rotating Globe of Ganymede Geology

This is a frame from an animation of a rotating globe of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, with a geologic map superimposed over a global color mosaic, incorporating the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and Galileo spacecraft.

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To present the best information in a single view of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, a global image mosaic was assembled, incorporating the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft and NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
To present the best information in a single view of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, a global image mosaic was assembled, incorporating the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft and NASA's Galileo spacecraft.

Ganymede Global Geologic Map and Global Image Mosaic

To present the best information in a single view of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, a global image mosaic was assembled, incorporating the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft and NASA's Galileo spacecraft.

Target: Ganymede
Mission: Galileo, Voyager
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter, Voyager 1, Voyager 2
ID#: PIA17901
Added: 2014-02-12

Views: 9772

Ganymede Global Geologic Map and Global Image Mosaic

To present the best information in a single view of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, a global image mosaic was assembled, incorporating the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft and NASA's Galileo spacecraft.

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This view of Cilix impact crater on Europa was created in 2013 using 3-D stereo images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with advanced image processing techniques.
This view of Cilix impact crater on Europa was created in 2013 using 3-D stereo images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with advanced image processing techniques.

3-D Cilix Crater on Europa

This view of Cilix impact crater on Europa was created in 2013 using 3-D stereo images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with advanced image processing techniques.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
ID#: PIA17851
Added: 2014-01-07

Views: 2116

3-D Cilix Crater on Europa

This view of Cilix impact crater on Europa was created in 2013 using 3-D stereo images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, combined with advanced image processing techniques.

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This graphic shows the location of water vapor detected over Europa's south pole in observations taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in December 2012. This is the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting off Europa's surface.
This graphic shows the location of water vapor detected over Europa's south pole in observations taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in December 2012. This is the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting off Europa's surface.

Water Vapor Over Europa

This graphic shows the location of water vapor detected over Europa's south pole in observations taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in December 2012. This is the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting off Europa's surface.

Target: Europa
Mission: Galileo, Hubble Space Telescope, Voyager
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter, Voyager 1
ID#: PIA17660
Added: 2013-12-12

Views: 4054

Water Vapor Over Europa

This graphic shows the location of water vapor detected over Europa's south pole in observations taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in December 2012. This is the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting off Europa's surface.

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This is an artist's concept of a plume of water vapor thought to be ejected off the frigid, icy surface of the Jovian moon Europa, located about 500 million miles (800 million kilometers) from the sun.
This is an artist's concept of a plume of water vapor thought to be ejected off the frigid, icy surface of the Jovian moon Europa, located about 500 million miles (800 million kilometers) from the sun.

Artist's Concept of Europa Water Vapor Plume

This is an artist's concept of a plume of water vapor thought to be ejected off the frigid, icy surface of the Jovian moon Europa, located about 500 million miles (800 million kilometers) from the sun.

Target: Europa
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
ID#: PIA17659
Added: 2013-12-12

Views: 4129

Artist's Concept of Europa Water Vapor Plume

This is an artist's concept of a plume of water vapor thought to be ejected off the frigid, icy surface of the Jovian moon Europa, located about 500 million miles (800 million kilometers) from the sun.

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