Astronomy Cast Ep. 494: Icy Moons Update 2018

Thanks to Cassini and other spacecraft, we've learned a tremendous amount about the icy worlds in the Solar System, from…

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Could There be Alien Life Right Beneath the Surface of Icy Worlds Like Enceladus and Europa?

A new study conducted with the support of the NASA Astrobiology Institute has theorized that life may exist on the…

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Scientists Find that Earth Bacteria Could Thrive on Enceladus

A recent study by a team of German scientists has demonstrated that a certain strain of Earth bacteria could survive…

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This was Exactly Where Cassini Crashed into Saturn

NASA has released a mosaic image that shows exactly where the Cassini probe would crash into Saturn's atmosphere, mere hours…

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Icy Worlds Like Europa and Enceladus Might Actually be too Soft to Land On

According to a new study led by the Planetary Science Institute, Europa and Enceladus may have surfaces that are too…

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Researchers Develop a New Low Cost/Low Weight Method of Searching for Life on Mars

Researchers at McGill University are developing what they call the Life Detection Platform, a compact, robotic, energy-efficient system for detecting…

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There Could be Hundreds More Icy Worlds with Life Than on Rocky Planets Out There in the Galaxy

According to a new study by members of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, there could be

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New Study Says Enceladus has had an Internal Ocean for Billions of Years

A new study by an international team of researchers has shown that Enceladus has been producing enough energy in its…

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You Can Now Use Google Maps to Explore the Solar System

Thanks to the over 500,000 pictures taken by the Cassini mission, Google Maps has created a mapping tool that allows…

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Ancient Hydrothermal Vents Found on Mars, Could Have Been a Cradle for Life

A new report by an international team of scientists has found evidence of hydrothermal activity in an ancient Mars sea,…

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