moons

What is the Maximum Number of Moons that Earth Could Have?

In a recent study published in Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, a team of researchers from the University of Texas at…

2 months ago

ESA's Juice Mission is Fully Integrated and Ready for Testing. Soon it'll fly to Space on a Mission to Jupiter's Moons

Now less than one year until the projected launch date, ESA’s JUICE mission is in the final phases of development.…

4 months ago

The Europa Clipper is Coming Together, Launching in 2024

Who is excited to send a spacecraft to Europa? Every person I’ve talked to who is even remotely interested in…

7 months ago

A Moon Might Have Been Found Orbiting an Exoplanet

A new study by David Kipping and the Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler campaign has revealed another exomoon candidate!

9 months ago

Why Visit Just one Moon When you Could Explore Them all?

The Solar System's moons are intriguing objects for exploration. Especially moons like Europa and Enceladus. Their subsurface oceans make them…

12 months ago

Japan’s Mission to Phobos Will Also Bring a Sample Home by 2029

Japan's space agency (JAXA) is gearing up for its Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission, with plans to have a sample…

1 year ago

Finally! New Pictures of Ganymede, Thanks to Juno

Well, hello there old friend! This week the Juno mission to the Jupiter system made the first close flyby of…

1 year ago

Uranus’ Moons are Surprisingly Similar to Dwarf Planets in the Kuiper Belt

Astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus—and two of its moons—230 years ago. Now a group of astronomers working with data from…

2 years ago

A Huge Ring-Like Structure on Ganymede Might be the Result of an Enormous Impact

Ganymede's surface is a bit of a puzzle for planetary scientists. About two-thirds of its surface is covered in lighter…

2 years ago

A Picture of Earth’s New Temporary Moon

With the excitement and interest in the newly discovered ‘mini-moon’ found orbiting Earth, astronomers quickly set their sights on trying…

3 years ago