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This artist's concept depicts astronauts and human habitats on Mars.

NASA’s plans for the 2020s include landing humans on the moon, detecting quakes on Mars, and defending Earth from deadly asteroids

One year ago, NASA announced it would send astronauts back to the moon. Since then, new spacecraft and telescopes have filled its plans for the 2020s.
An artist's rendering of NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft.

NASA just detected water vapor on a moon of Jupiter — yet another clue that Europa’s hidden ocean could hold alien life

Alien life could be hidden in the salty ocean below Europa's surface. An upcoming NASA spacecraft will hunt for more clues.
Saturn's rings would make it seem huge in the sky.

An incredible video shows what we would see if the planets replaced the moon. But that would turn Earth into a volcanic hellscape.

The pretty sky wouldn't last long. If Jupiter loomed above, Earth would be a volcanic hellscape. If Saturn took its place, a moon would crash into us.
This striking view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet on February 12, 2019.

The coolest photos of the solar system taken in the decade you were born

The '60s were all about the moon, while '80s babies saw the first detailed photos of Saturn and Jupiter.
This striking view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet on February 12, 2019.

The coolest photos of the solar system taken in the decade you were born

The '60s were all about the moon, while '80s babies saw the first detailed photos of Saturn and Jupiter.

An amateur astronomer accidentally recorded a rare flash on Jupiter. The culprit turned out to be a 450-ton meteor.

The asteroid's impact released as much energy as the explosion of 240,000 tons of TNT, according to new analysis of the video.
An artist’s impression of a collision between a young Jupiter and a massive still-forming protoplanet in the early solar system.

Jupiter got hit by a planet with 10 times the mass of Earth billions of years ago, and its core is still reeling, a new study suggests

A head-on collision explains why Jupiter's core is so much more diffuse than scientists expected. Jupiter likely absorbed the smaller planet.
A new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, taken on June 27, 2019, reveals the giant planet's Great Red Spot.

A new NASA portrait of Jupiter reveals its disappearing Great Red Spot in unprecedented color

A Hubble image shows the bands of Jupiter's atmosphere in intense colors and highlights the planet's signature — though shrinking — storm.

Jupiter, Saturn and the moon will align in a rare phenomenon from June 14 to 19 – here’s when you can see it in Singapore

The phenomenon will take place while the moon is in its "waxing gibbous" phase and can be best viewed after 11pm, said Science Centre Singapore.
An enhanced-color image of planet Jupiter taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft in September 2018.

NASA’s $1 billion Juno spacecraft is probing Jupiter’s deepest secrets — here are Juno’s biggest discoveries so far

NASA's Juno probe reached Jupiter in July 2016, and scientists' view of the solar system has not been the same since. The $1 billion mission has taken stunning images of the gas giant and probed its deepest secrets with a suite of instruments.