Weather Channel Reporter Won't Stop Mispronouncing This Moon's Name

Earlier this week, The Weather Channel's Matt Sampson hosted an interesting little news segment about violent volcanic activity recently detected on Jupiter's moon Io. But Sampson didn't call the planet by its name, which is pronounced "eye-oh." Instead, he – well, we don't want to spoil it. [Warning: Video Autoplays] » 8/10/14 4:30pm 8/10/14 4:30pm

NASA Captures Unprecedented View of Moon Orbiting Earth

On October 9th, NASA's Juno spacecraft made a close pass of Earth on its way to Jupiter. The flyby, which helped boost Juno's speed by almost 9,000 miles-per-hour, was captured from the spacecraft's perspective by a low-res camera optimized to track faint stars, giving us a never-before-seen view of the moon orbiting… » 12/12/13 3:20pm 12/12/13 3:20pm

Alien life in our solar system, according to pulp-art legend Frank R.…

Almost fifty years after his death, Frank R. Paul remains one of the biggest names in science fiction art and pulp magazine illustration. These visions of life on moons and planets throughout our solar system (recently posted to reddit with no attribution to Paul, his work, or his impact) provide us with another… » 4/08/13 3:20pm 4/08/13 3:20pm

The Cities of Europa Glow in Icy Fissures Beneath Jupiter's Swirling…

Flying into Jupiter's moon Europa is always a breathtaking sight. Cities cling to the reflective moon's icy crust, while vast farms swirl in the warm seas below the surface. Now that we've learned to cultivate the native flora and fauna for food, it's become the number one destination in the Jovian system. » 3/22/13 5:36pm 3/22/13 5:36pm

Jupiter's hot spots reveal a tantalizing glimpse into the gas giant's…

As a gas planet, it's not exactly surprising that Jupiter is famous for its storms and clouds—indeed, Jupiter's most famous feature, the Great Red Spot, is a storm that's lasted perhaps 400 years and is at least twice the size of Earth. By those standards, the rare breaks in Jupiter's swirling cover are tiny, but… » 3/17/13 3:02pm 3/17/13 3:02pm

How Someone Measured the Speed of Light by Accident

At a time when many thought the Speed of Light was infinite, a few brave souls tried to come up with a definite number for it. Most of them failed. There was one guy, however, who wasn't even trying, but came up with a great way to guess. Take a look at how he took his measurement, and what it has to do with the moons… » 12/13/12 4:00pm 12/13/12 4:00pm