water ice

Lighting Up the Moon’s Permanently Shadowed Craters

The Moon's polar regions are home to permanently shadowed craters. In those craters is ancient ice, and establishing a presence…

1 month ago

Ice Deposits on Ceres Might Only Be a Few Thousand Years Old

The dwarf planet Ceres has some permanently dark craters that hold ice. Astronomers thought the ice was ancient when they…

2 months ago

JWST Takes a Detailed Look at Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede

Nature doesn't conform to our ideas of neatly-contained categories. Many things in nature blur the lines we try to draw…

8 months ago

Five Rover Teams Chosen to Help Explore the Moon’s South Pole

The Moon may seem barren, and it is. However, a certain species of inquisitive primates is still very interested in…

2 years ago

Martian Astronauts Will Create Fuel by Having a Shower

A team of Spanish researchers, with support from the ESA, are working on a system that will allow astronauts on…

2 years ago

There’s One Cloud on Mars That’s Over 1800 km Long

Mars' massive cloud is back. Every year during Mars' summer solstice, a cloud of water ice forms on the leeward…

4 years ago

NASA is Planning to Build a Lunar Rover With a 1-Meter Drill to Search for Water Ice

Meet VIPER, NASA's new lunar rover, equipped with a drill to probe the Moon's surface and look for water ice.…

4 years ago

Old Mars Odyssey Data Indicates Presence of Ice Around Martian Equator

After re-examining old data from the Mars Odyssey mission, a team of scientists has found evidence for the presence of…

7 years ago

More Surface Ice on Mercury than Previously Thought, says New Study

A new study from Brown University reveals that there may be a lot more surface ice on Mercury than previously…

7 years ago

Dawn Probe Finds Evidence of Subsurface Ice on Vesta

A new study from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, with the support of NASA, has found evidence of subsurface…

7 years ago