Enceladus

Testing a Probe that Could Drill into an Ice World

I remember reading about an audacious mission to endeavour to drill through the surface ice of Europa, drop in a…

1 month 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

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…

2 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

Fly Slowly Through Enceladus' Plumes to Detect Life

Enceladus is blasting water into space from the jets at its southern pole. This makes it the ideal place to…

5 months ago

Europa and Enceladus are the Perfect Targets for a Lightsail Mission

There's always a need for new technologies or for novel uses of existing technologies to lower the cost of space…

8 months ago

Mini-Subs Could One Day Ply the Seas Under Europa’s Ice

The most promising places to look for life in the Solar System are in the ocean moons Europa and Enceladus.…

8 months ago

Whether Saturn's Rings are Young or Old, its Moons are as Ancient as the Planet Itself

A team of researchers has obtained new estimates on the age of Saturn's irregular satellites, which range from 4.1 and…

8 months ago

We've Got to Go Back to Enceladus. Here's a Mission That Could Get the Science

Saturn's moon Enceladus is one of the most promising places to look for life in the Solar System. It has…

10 months ago

JWST Spies a Gigantic Water Plume at Enceladus

The James Webb Space Telescope has observed a huge water vapor plume emanating from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Astronomers say the…

12 months ago