icy moons

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

NASA Tests a Robotic Snake That Could Explore Other Worlds

Rovers have enabled some amazing explorations of other worlds like the Moon and Mars. However, rovers are limited by the…

1 year ago

Hurray! Juice Deploys its Stuck Antenna

ESA's Juice mission launched last month on April 14, beginning its long journey to explore Jupiter's icy moons, Ganymede, Europa,…

1 year ago

We Could Soon See Landslides on Europa and Ganymede

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) recently launched Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission and NASA's upcoming Europa Clipper mission could…

1 year ago

Comet Impacts Could Have Brought the Raw Ingredients for Life to Europa’s Ocean

Jupiter is the most-visited planet in the Solar System, thanks largely to NASA. It all started with Pioneer 10 and…

1 year ago

There Could be as Many Water Worlds as Earths in the Milky Way

A new study has examined all the rocky planets around red dwarf stars and determined that "water worlds" are as…

2 years ago

Europa’s Nightside Glows in the Dark

A team of NASA scientists has conducted a study that shows what the surface of Europa will look like, which…

4 years ago

Icy Hot: Europa’s Frozen Crust Could Be Warmer Than We Thought

All the worlds may be ours except Europa but that only makes the ice-covered moon of Jupiter all the more intriguing. Beneath…

8 years ago