Solar System
Scientists: Geysers on Saturn’s moon could point to ocean under surface
Scientists: Geysers on Saturn’s moon could point to ocean under surface

After poring over photos taken by the Cassini spacecraft in 2005, scientists have discovered 101 geysers on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, NASA announced in a press release on Monday...

   
Cassini uncovers 101 active geysers on Saturn’s moon
Cassini uncovers 101 active geysers on Saturn’s moon

In 2005, geysers erupting from the surface of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus were spotted for the first time. A byproduct of the tidal forces that distort the moon as it orbits Saturn and is subjected to the ringed planet’s gravity, the geysers were mysterious in origin...

   
Saturn’s moon Titan teaches scientists about alien atmospheres
Saturn’s moon Titan teaches scientists about alien atmospheres

Thanks to an extensive analysis of Saturn’s moon Titan, a group of scientists has recently created a way of decrypting the messages hidden in the light signatures of exoplanets located billions of miles from Earth...

   
Scientists using new test to finally prove that Voyager 1 left heliosphere
Scientists using new test to finally prove that Voyager 1 left heliosphere

When Voyager 1 mission team members announced, last year, that the spacecraft had reached interstellar space in Aug. 2012, they failed to convince the entire academic community...

   
NASA solicits proposals for science equipment on Europa probe
NASA solicits proposals for science equipment on Europa probe

According to a NASA statement released this week, the agency has released an Announcement of Opportunity to encourage the bringing in outside proposals for scientific instruments that might be installed on a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa...

   
Russia performs first space rocket test launch since Soviet era
Russia performs first space rocket test launch since Soviet era

History was made at the Russian military site of Plesetsk on Wednesday when Moscow launched its first newly-designed space rocket since the fall of the USSR...

   
Cassini’s journey to Saturn returns surprise after surprise
Cassini’s journey to Saturn returns surprise after surprise

The Cassini spacecraft made another profound discovery: the hint of a new moon forming in the rings of Saturn. The spacecraft took orbit around Saturn in July, 2004...

   
NASA: CO2 tracking satellite nearly operational
NASA: CO2 tracking satellite nearly operational

Five years after NASA’s satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean off the coast of Antarctica just after liftoff, the space agency has launched a carbon copy -- this time on a different rocket...

   
New Horizons team earns Hubble time for KBO search
New Horizons team earns Hubble time for KBO search

A two-week trial period in which members of NASA's New Horizons mission team were granted use of the Hubble Space Telescope to search for Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) the spacecraft could visit after Pluto resulted in the discovery of two tiny nearby KBOs...

   
Sea movement detected on Saturn’s largest moon
Sea movement detected on Saturn’s largest moon

For the first time, scientists have observed seasonal changes affecting one of Titan’s northern seas, Ligeia Mare. Titan, a moon with seven-year weather cycles, is undergoing springtime temperatures prior to summer approaching in three years...