Jupiter 101: everything you wanted to know about the giant planet

Jupiter is the oldest and most massive world in the solar system. Learn about the ancient planet's origin story, its Great Red Spot and oceanic moons, and how this ancient world influenced the formation of the solar system's other planets.

Perseid Meteor Shower and 10 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in August

Enjoy a cup of cosmic tea, a glowing lagoon, and a partial solar eclipse as you look up this month.

12 New Moons Found Orbiting Jupiter

Astronomers went looking for a far-off mystery planet and found a cadre of worlds much closer to home.

Explore Nat Geo

  • Animals
  • Environment
  • History & Culture
  • Science
  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Space
  • Adventure
  • Video

About us


  • Magazines
  • Newsletter
  • Disney+

Follow us

Copyright © 1996-2015 National Geographic Society. Copyright © 2015-2016 National Geographic Partners, LLC. All rights reserved