Enceladus

Europe Has Big Plans for Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Saturn's moon, Enceladus, is a gleaming beacon that captivates our intellectual curiosity. Its clean, icy surface makes it one of…

4 weeks ago

What Can We Learn Flying Through the Plumes at Enceladus?

In the next decade, space agencies will expand the search for extraterrestrial life beyond Mars, where all of our astrobiology…

1 month ago

Toxic Gas is Leaking out of Enceladus. It’s also a Building Block of Life.

Enceladus' status as a target in the search for life keeps rising. We've known for years that plumes erupting from…

4 months ago

Fly Slowly Through Enceladus' Plumes to Detect Life

Enceladus is blasting water into space from the jets at its southern pole. This makes it the ideal place to…

4 months ago

Enceladus has All the Raw Materials for Life

Saturn's ocean moon, Enceladus, is attracting increasing attention in the search for life in our Solar System. Most of what…

5 months ago

Europa and Enceladus are the Perfect Targets for a Lightsail Mission

There's always a need for new technologies or for novel uses of existing technologies to lower the cost of space…

7 months ago

An Element Critical for (Earth) Life is Spewing out of Enceladus

We really need to get back to Enceladus. Not to send people necessarily, although that would be nice. But, we…

10 months ago

JWST Spies a Gigantic Water Plume at Enceladus

The James Webb Space Telescope has observed a huge water vapor plume emanating from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Astronomers say the…

11 months ago

NASA Tests a Robotic Snake That Could Explore Other Worlds

Rovers have enabled some amazing explorations of other worlds like the Moon and Mars. However, rovers are limited by the…

11 months ago

Not Just Water. Enceladus is Also Blasting Silica Into Space

Deep beneath the icy surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus, something's happening that causes particles of icy silica to spew out…

1 year ago