moons

Are Titan's Dunes Made of Comet Dust?

A new theory suggests that Titan's majestic dune fields may have come from outer space. Researchers had always assumed that…

1 month ago

Did An Ancient Icy Impactor Create the Martian Moons?

The Martian moons Phobos and Deimos are oddballs. While other Solar System moons are round, Mars' moons are misshapen and…

2 months ago

A Single Grain of Ice Could Hold Evidence of Life on Europa and Enceladus

The Solar System's icy ocean moons are primary targets in our search for life. Missions to Europa and Enceladus will…

2 months ago

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…

2 months 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…

3 months ago

Perseverance Sees Phobos, Deimos and Mercury Passing in Front of the Sun

NASA's Perseverance rover is busy exploring the Martian surface and collecting samples for eventual return to Earth. But the rover…

3 months ago

How Warm Are the Oceans on the Icy Moons? The Ice Thickness Provides a Clue.

Scientists are discovering that more and more Solar System objects have warm oceans under icy shells. The moons Enceladus and…

3 months ago

New Moons Found at Uranus and Neptune

Astronomers have found three new moons orbiting our Solar System's ice giants. One is orbiting Uranus, and two are orbiting…

3 months ago

Venus “Quasi-moon” Just Got a Name. Henceforth, it Shall be Called Zoozve.

Ask any astronomer, and they will tell you that all of the planets in the Solar System (including those "dwarf…

4 months ago

Did We Find Exomoons or Not? The Question Lingers.

Do exoplanets have exomoons? It would be extraordinary if they didn't, but as with all things, we don't know until…

4 months ago