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  • Huge Storms Converge

    2006April 6, 2011

    The two biggest storms in the solar system are about to go bump in the night, in plain view of backyard telescopes.

  • Jupiter's New Red Spot

    2006April 6, 2011

    Backyard astronomers, grab your telescopes. Jupiteris growing a new red spot.

  • The Strange Spires of Callisto

    2001April 6, 2011

    NASA's Galileo spacecraft has spotted curious icy spires jutting from the surface of Jupiter's moon Callisto. The bizarre-looking natural features have researchers wondering if the surface of the frigid moon might be a more dynamic place than they once thought.

  • Dashing through the Snows of Io

    2001April 6, 2011

    Today, NASA's Galileo spacecraft is heading for its closest-ever flyby of Jupiter's moon Io -- an alien world where fiery volcanoes belch sulfurous snow.

  • Another Daring Adventure for Galileo

    2001Sept. 20, 2011

    NASA's durable Galileo space probe is heading for a close encounter with an alien volcano on Jupiter's moon Io. Galileo could fly right through a volcanic plume for the first time.

  • Alien Volcano

    2007April 6, 2011

    When New Horizons flew past Jupiteron Feb. 28th, the spacecraft snapped a picture of a volcanic eruption on Io that amazed even longtime experts in the field. The must-see photo is featured in today's story from Science@NASA.

  • Fantastic Flyby

    2007April 6, 2011

    Today, NASA released stunning new images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft during its recent flyby of Jupiter. Highlights include a movie of an erupting volcano on Jupiter's moon Io and the best-ever color photo of Jupiter's "Little Red Spot."

  • Dark Rings

    2002April 6, 2011

    Many years ago Pioneer 11 flew through Jupiter's rings, but no one knew it at the time. This week NASA's Galileo spacecraft did it again ... and scientists were ready.

  • What Hit Jupiter?

    2009April 6, 2011

    Two weeks after something slammed into Jupiter, creating a cloud of debris that is still easy to see through backyard telescopes, researchers are wondering ... what was the impactor?

  • The Secret Lives of Alien Volcanoes

    2000April 6, 2011

    Detailed analysis of Jupiter's moon Io reveals a colorful, active world full of surprises, according to five reports published in the May 19 issue of Science, and based on new results from NASA's Galileo spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope.