moons

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…

5 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…

6 months ago

Exomoons Defy Discovery

For a long time, we wondered if other stars hosted planets like the Sun does. Finally, in the 1990s, we…

7 months ago

JWST Takes a Detailed Look at Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede

Nature doesn't conform to our ideas of neatly-contained categories. Many things in nature blur the lines we try to draw…

9 months ago

Io has 266 Active Volcanic Hotspots Linked by a Global Magma Ocean

Jupiter's Io stands apart from the Solar System's other moons, with its numerous volcanoes and its surface dominated by lava…

9 months ago

Juno Completes its Closest Flyby of Io Yet

Jupiter's ocean moons capture most of our attention because of their potential habitability. But Io, Jupiter's bad-boy volcanic moon, is…

9 months ago

Colliding Moons Might Have Created Saturn’s Rings

If we could wind the clock back billions of years, we'd see our Solar System the way it used to…

10 months ago

Researchers Are Building a Simulated Moon/Mars Research Station Deep Underground

In the early days of spaceflight, just getting a satellite into Earth's orbit was an accomplishment. In our era, landing…

1 year ago

Juno Reveals Volcanoes on Io

Jupiter's moon Io is the most volcanic world in the Solar System, with over 400 volcanoes. Some of them eject…

1 year ago

62 New Moons Found for Saturn

Jupiter is the King, Earth is teeming with life, Venus is a weird, spacecraft-crushing hellhole, and now Saturn has the…

1 year ago