Enceladus

Greenland’s Ice Sheet is Similar in Many Ways to the Solar System’s Icy Worlds and Can Teach Us How to Search for Life

Many regions on Earth are temperate, nutrient-rich, stable environments where life seems to thrive effortlessly. But not all of Earth.…

4 months ago

Watch: 14 Hours of Enceladus Geyser Action

What a parting gift the Cassini mission gave us. Below is a movie sequence of images, garnered from the final…

5 months ago

Cassini Saw Methane in Enceladus’ Plumes. Scientists Don’t Know How it Could be There Without Life

Even though the Cassini mission at Saturn ended nearly four years ago, data from the spacecraft still keeps scientists busy.…

7 months ago

How Salty is Enceladus’ Ocean Under the ice?

An icy satellite of Saturn, Enceladus, has been a subject of increasing interest in recent years since Cassini captured jets…

9 months ago

There are Ocean Currents Under the ice on Enceladus

Underneath its shell of ice, the globe-spanning ocean of Enceladus isn't sitting still. Instead, it might possibly host massive ocean…

10 months ago

A Robot Made of Ice Could Adapt and Repair Itself on Other Worlds

Some of the most tantalizing targets in space exploration are frozen ice worlds. Take Jupiter's moon Europa for instance. Its…

1 year ago

The Interior of Enceladus Looks Really Great for Supporting Life

When NASA's Voyager spacecraft visited Saturn's moon Enceladus, they found a body with young, reflective, icy surface features. Some parts…

1 year ago

Planets With Large Oceans are Probably Common in the Milky Way

A new study by a team of NASA scientists indicates that "ocean worlds," like those in our Solar System, could…

2 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: January 29, 2020 – Plumes on Enceladus with Dr. Christopher Glein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlfkIt9vLFw Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / @astroguyz) Pam Hoffman (EverydaySpacer.com / @EverydaySpacer) Veranika Klimovich ( @VeranikaSpace) Tonight we…

2 years ago

Why Does Enceladus Have Stripes at its South Pole?

A study led by the Carnegie Institute of Science has determined why Enceladus' has its mysterious Tiger Stripes.

2 years ago