From Jupiter to Mars: Five amazing things to know about our solar system!

From Jupiter to Mars: Five amazing things to know about our solar system!

Here are some amazing things you must know about our solar system this week.

Scientists to explore Saturn's icy moon for alien life

Scientists to explore Saturn's icy moon for alien life

The two possible candidates are: the icy moons of gas giants Jupiter and Saturn which harbour sub-surface oceans perfect for hosting life.

Jupiter's Europa creates enough heat to support ocean

Jupiter's Europa creates enough heat to support ocean

A team of geoscientists from Brown and Columbia universities set up experiments to estimate the heat created by the heaves and falls of Europa's icy surface -- a process called tidal dissipation

NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new 'hot Jupiter'

NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new 'hot Jupiter'

The astronomers also used three different ground-based spectrographs to conduct high-resolution spectroscopic observations of K2-29b, in order to definitely verify it as a "hot Jupiter."

Donald Trump's campaign manager charged with battery of reporter

Washington: The campaign manager for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump was formally charged with battery on a reporter, police in Jupiter, Florida, north of Palm Beach, announced on Tuesday.

Solar storms trigger Jupiter's 'Northern Lights'

Solar storms trigger Jupiter's 'Northern Lights'

The Sun constantly ejects streams of particles into space in the solar wind.  

Jupiter to make close encounter with Earth next week - Watch

Jupiter to make close encounter with Earth next week - Watch

According to the US space agency NASA, the planet will make a close encounter with the Earth on March 8, 2016.

NASA's Hubble directly measures rotation of cloudy 'super-Jupiter

NASA's Hubble directly measures rotation of cloudy 'super-Jupiter

The planet, called 2M1207b, is about four times more massive than Jupiter and is dubbed a "super-Jupiter."

Five new 'hot Jupiters' discovered using WASP instrument

Five new 'hot Jupiters' discovered using WASP instrument

The newly discovered planets were designated WASP-119 b, WASP-124 b, WASP-126 b, WASP-129 b and WASP-133 b, 'Phys.Org' reported.

Jupiter doesn't shield Earth from comet impacts: Study

Jupiter doesn't shield Earth from comet impacts: Study

The study showed that Jupiter teams with Saturn to kick a significant fraction of the particles into the inner Solar System and into orbits that cross Earth`s path.  

NASA's Juno spacecraft prepares for rendezvous with Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft prepares for rendezvous with Jupiter

The Juno spacecraft`s thrusters consumed about 0.6 kg of fuel during the burn and changed the spacecraft`s speed by 0.31 metres per second.

Watch: Five bright planets aligning in a rare celestial spectacle!

Watch: Five bright planets aligning in a rare celestial spectacle!

The best time to view the rare celestial spectacle is just before dawn.

Ancient Babylonians 'first to use geometry': Study

Previously, the origins of geometry - the branch of mathematics that deals with shapes - had been traced to the 14th Century.

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter breaks solar power distance record

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter breaks solar power distance record

 NASA's Juno spacecraft mission to Jupiter has broken the solar power distance record.

Giant comets may pose danger to life on Earth

Giant comets may pose danger to life on Earth

Known severe upsets of the terrestrial environment and interruptions in the progress of ancient civilisations, together with our growing knowledge of interplanetary matter in near-Earth space, indicate the arrival of a centaur around 30,000 years ago.

JunoCam mission all set to explore Jupiter in 2016!

JunoCam mission all set to explore Jupiter in 2016!

Juno will get closer to Jupiter than any previous orbiting spacecraft, giving JunoCam the best close-up views yet of the planet's colorful cloud bands.

When Jupiter bumped giant planet out of solar system

When Jupiter bumped giant planet out of solar system

For years, scientists have suspected the ouster was either Saturn or Jupiter.

Watch: Rare conjunction of Venus, Mars & Jupiter this week

Watch: Rare conjunction of Venus, Mars & Jupiter this week

The best time to see the rare alignment is just before sunrise towards the east, all over in the world.

New changes in Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot' captured

New changes in Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot' captured

Scientists have produced new maps of Jupiter, the first in a series of annual portraits of the solar system's outer planets.

NASA set to explore Jupiter's moon Europa for alien life

NASA set to explore Jupiter's moon Europa for alien life

NASA may soon launch to send a lander on Jupiter's icy moon Europa - the most likely candidate for hosting life in our solar system after the Blue Marble - to find signs of life.