Water

If Europa has Geysers, They’re Very Faint

In 2013, the Hubble Space Telescope spotted water vapour on Jupiter's moon Europa. The vapour was evidence of plumes similar…

5 days ago

Curiosity has Reached an Ancient Debris Channel That Could Have Been Formed by Water

Like a pilgrim seeking wisdom, NASA's MSL Curiosity has been working its way up Mt. Sharp, the dominant central feature…

2 weeks ago

Mars’ Gale Crater was Filled with Water for Much Longer Than Anyone Thought

Even with all we've learned about Mars in recent years, it doesn't stack up against all we still don't know…

3 weeks 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…

1 month ago

This Planet-Forming Disk has More Water Than Earth’s Oceans

Astronomers have detected a large amount of water vapour in the protoplanetary disk around a young star. There's at least…

2 months ago

Water Found on the Surface of an Asteroid

Our Solar System is a collection of objects from planets and moons to comets and asteroids. It's thought there are…

2 months ago

Thirsty? Water is More Common than you Think

Water is the most common chemical molecule found throughout the entire universe. What water has going for it is that…

3 months ago

Early Mars Climate was Complex, with Streams Flowing Intermittently for Millions of Years

There's overwhelming evidence that Mars was once wet and warm. Rivers flowed across its surface and carved intricate channel systems…

3 months ago

Is K2-18b Covered in Oceans of Water or Oceans of Lava?

In the search for potentially life-supporting exoplanets, liquid water is the key indicator. Life on Earth requires liquid water, and…

3 months ago

17 Known Exoplanets Could Have Oceans of Liquid Water

The search for life is tied to the search for liquid water. That's why astronomers are so keen on detecting…

4 months ago