Jupiter Resources

Explore this page for a curated collection of resources, including activities that can be done at home, as well as videos, animations, posters, and online interactives. This resource package is suitable for educators, students, and anyone interested in learning more about Jupiter!

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NASA's Juno mission has made numerous scientific discoveries since arriving at Jupiter on July 4, 2016, and continues its exploration during its extended mission phase. This expansion tasks Juno with becoming an explorer of the full Jovian system – Jupiter and its rings and moons – with multiple rendezvous planned for three of Jupiter's most intriguing Galilean moons: Ganymede, Europa, and Io.

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This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft soaring over Jupiter's south pole.
This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft soaring over Jupiter's south pole.

Europa Clipper

NASA's Europa Clipper will conduct detailed reconnaissance of Jupiter's moon Europa and investigate whether the icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life. The mission is expected to launch in October 2024.

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This illustration shows the Europa Clipper spacecraft approaching Jupiter's moon Europa.
This illustration shows the Europa Clipper spacecraft, which is being developed for launch in October 2024, approaching Jupiter's moon Europa.

Animations and Videos

Jupiter is in the upper right corner with moon Io to the bottom left.

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Flies Past Io and Jupiter

On May 16, 2023, NASA's Juno spacecraft flew past Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, and then the gas giant soon after.

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Juno Flies Past Jupiter and Ganymede

On June 7, 2021, NASA's Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter's ice-encrusted moon Ganymede than any spacecraft in more than two decades.

A large red oval is surrounded by swirling white and orange wisps. Two green oval outlines are positioned inside the larger red oval.

Hubble Observes Jupiter's Great Red Spot Changing

Like the speed of an advancing race car driver, the winds in the outermost "lane" of Jupiter's Great Red Spot are accelerating.

graphic demonstrating the amount of shrinking of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Shrinks and Grows

Learn about Jupiter's Great Red Spot and how it is not only shrinking but is actually growing taller and is deepening in color.

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A 'Flight' Over Jupiter

Explore what it might have looked like to ride along with the Juno spacecraft as it performed its 27th close flyby of Jupiter on June 2, 2020.

This artist concept depicts the Juno spacecraft which will launch from Earth in 2011 and will arrive at Jupiter in 2016 to study the giant planet from an elliptical, polar orbit.

Juno Mission to Jupiter

Join Dr. Yasmina Martos, a planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, as she takes us on a journey to Jupiter aboard Juno.

Artist's rendition of Juno at Jupiter

Juno Engineering: Precision Matters

The Juno spacecraft posed extreme design challenges for engineers. Learn how the Juno team protected Juno's sensitive science instruments from the elements.

Hubble Views Ancient Storm in the Atmosphere of Jupiter - Full Disk

Hubble Maps Jupiter in 4k Ultra HD

Explore imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope that reveals in-depth features on Jupiter.

Global portrait of the magnetic fields of Jupiter.

Jupiter Magnetic Tour

Take a tour of Jupiter's dynamo, the source of its giant magnetic field, in this global map from the Juno mission.

This is an artist's concept of a plume of water vapor thought to be ejected off the frigid, icy surface of the Jovian moon Europa.

Water Vapor Plumes on Europa

Learn about the detection of water vapor on Jupiter's moon Europa.


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Radio JOVE

Build your own radio telescope and tune in to signals from Jupiter. Radio JOVE students and amateur scientists from around the world observe and analyze natural radio emissions of Jupiter, the Sun, and our galaxy using their own easy to construct radio telescopes.

Zoomed in view of Jupiter's surface. An oblong grey oval is shown between swirling clouds.

Become a Jovian Vortex Hunter

Help scientists analyze the stunning images from NASA's Juno spacecraft! A NASA citizen science project, Jovian Vortex Hunter, seeks your help spotting vortices – spiral wind patterns – and other phenomena in gorgeous photos of the planet Jupiter.

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Bring Your Colossal Creativity to Giant Jupiter!

Inspired by JunoCam images, each of these coloring sheets features different viewpoints of Jupiter the way the Juno spacecraft sees it. Unleash your creativity and download one of these coloring pages today!

Jupiter coloring page, showing a circle with smaller circles inside the larger one, along with horizontal lines across its surface.

Color With NASA: Jupiter ft. Juno Project Scientist Steve Levin

Color Jupiter with the Project Scientist for NASA's Juno mission.

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Make a Planet Mask!

Learn about the planets in our solar system, and make your very own wearable planet mask.

Detailed view of Jupiter and its immense swirling cloud patterns.

Jupiter's Water Cycle

Observe the water cycle in action! Water vapor in a tumbler condenses on chilled aluminum foil — producing the liquid form of water familiar to us as rain and dew. Learn how Jupiter's lack of a surface simplifies its water cycle. Note: This activity is recommended for children ages 8 to 13.

A dynamic storm at the southern edge of Jupiter’s northern polar region dominates this Jovian cloudscape.

Jupiter's Storms

Jupiter has storms, but its storms are unlike anything found on Earth! Create your own storms using corn starch, glitter, and water and compare your observations with videos of Jupiter's and Earth's storm movements. Note: This activity is recommended for children ages 8 to 13.

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Jiggly Jupiter

In this activity, you will build edible models of Jupiter and Earth to compare their sizes and illustrate their internal layers. Note: This activity is recommended for children ages 8 to 13.

Closeup of hands making a Juno model out of popsicle sticks and foil connected in a 3-pronged model

Make a Jupiter Orbiter

Create your very own Juno spacecraft! And you can even use your spacecraft to uncover secrets beneath Jupiter – just like the real Juno.

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Discovering Alien Oceans: Magnetism

Jupiter's moon Europa poses exciting new possibilities for NASA's search for life beyond Earth. While there's still much to uncover about Europa, scientists have long known that liquid water exists beneath its icy shell. But how?

Two clear plastic cups sit on a table next to one another. The left one is mainly filled with slushy water with a bit of sand at the bottom while the right cup has rocks at the bottom, clear water in the middle, and slushy water at the top.

Discovering Alien Oceans: Density

Scientists believe that Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, has a liquid-water ocean underneath its frozen surface. While we can't see that ocean directly, we can use the mass and density of known substances to predict what exists underneath the surface. In this activity, you'll use the fundamentals of density to propose a model for the interior structure of Europa.

Additional Resources

This is a composite of the Jovian system and includes the edge of Jupiter with its Great Red Spot and Jupiter’s four largest moons.

NASA Solar System Treks

NASA Solar System Treks are online, browser-based portals that allow you to explore the surfaces of other worlds using real data returned from a growing fleet of spacecraft. Visit Europa and Ganymede now!

Auroras and hazes glow in this composite image of Jupiter. Since infrared light is invisible to the human eye, the light has been mapped onto the visible spectrum: the auroras are mapped to redder colors, hazes to yellows and greens, and light reflected from a deeper main cloud to blues. Jupiter's Great Red Spot is seen as a prominent yellow-white oval at the bottom right.

Webb's Jupiter Images Showcase Auroras & Hazes

Check out this blog from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope that highlights images Webb captured of Jupiter, and the science we are learning from the images.

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Clipper Cam: Live Views from the Clean Room

Check out this stream for live views from the clean room where NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft is being built.

Bright blue aurora circle the top of Jupiter's north pole.

Gravity Assist Podcast: Jupiter with Dr. Jared Espley

Join Dr. Jared Espley, a planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, as he discusses Jupiter and the Juno mission.

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Solar System and Beyond Poster Set

This NASA poster set showcases the beauty of our solar system and beyond.

A dynamic storm at the southern edge of Jupiter’s northern polar region dominates this Jovian cloudscape.

NASA's Eyes on the Solar System

Find out where Juno is at the present moment with this interactive platform.