moons

Mars Express Watched Deimos Pass in Front of Jupiter and its Moons

That’s no moon … wait … yes, it is, and more! ESA’s Mars Express has captured an unusual and rare…

2 months ago

Robots Might Jump Around to Explore the Moon

LEAP (Legged Exploration of the Aristarchus Plateau) is a mission concept study, funded by ESA, to explore challenging lunar terrains…

2 months ago

Were Phobos and Deimos Once a Single Martian Moon That Split up? Not Likely, says New Study

A new study has cast doubt on the theory that Mars' moons Phobos and Deimos were once a single moon…

4 months ago

What is the Maximum Number of Moons that Earth Could Have?

In a recent study published in Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, a team of researchers from the University of Texas at…

4 months ago

These are the Best Places to Search for Habitable Exomoons

Our Solar System contains eight planets and more than 200 moons. The large majority of those moons have no chance…

7 months ago

Wow! Perseverance Sees a Solar Eclipse on Mars

Imagine standing on Mars, and seeing this with your own eyes. (more…)

8 months ago

Massive Rocky Planets Probably Don’t Have big Moons

The Moon has orbited Earth since the Solar System's early days. Anyone who's ever spent time at the ocean can't…

10 months ago

Even Tiny Mimas Seems to Have an Internal Ocean of Liquid Water

Data from the Cassini mission keeps fuelling discoveries. The latest discovery is that Saturn's tiny moon Mimas may have an…

11 months ago