Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

Europa

Jupiter’s moon, Europa could have water that supports life

One of the most vexing questions we try to answer in our exploration of space and the Universe is “Are we alone?” Scientists, artists, and average people wonder what form alien life might take, when we might encounter it, and how close it is.  It might be closer than most of us think, and Read More...

Stunning photos from Jupiter a

Stunning photos from Jupiter and Saturn’s great conjunction

Stargazers got an incredible treat this week when Jupiter and Saturn appeared to align perfectly in the sky in a rare event called the “great conjunction". Although the planets’ positions align around every two decades, this is the first time they have appeared so close together in hundreds of Read More...

Jupiter and Saturn will appear

Jupiter and Saturn will appear to collide this winter solstice

During this year's winter solstice on December 21st, two of our solar system’s largest planets will appear to collide for the first time since the Middle Ages. This event, featuring Jupiter and Saturn, will show the two planets at one super bright spot of light in our skies.  Although the Read More...

Astronomers in Hawaii capture

Astronomers in Hawaii capture ‘lucky’ infrared image of Jupiter

One of the beautiful things about living in this day and age is the incredible imagery of outer space that technology allows us to capture. Yesterday, astronomers shared a remarkable new image of Jupiter that was captured in infrared by the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii. The image shows the Read More...

Tonight is the best night of t

Tonight is the best night of the year to find Jupiter in the sky

If you love gazing at the stars at night, we have good news for you: Today, June 10, will be the best night of the year to gaze at Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. That’s because the gas giant will be directly opposite the sun. Basically, opposition means Jupiter, the Earth, Read More...