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How Enceladus Got Its Stripes

December 11, 2019

Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus is of great interest to scientists due to its subsurface ocean, making it a…
Aquatic Rover Goes for a Drive Under the Ice

November 20, 2019

A little robotic explorer will be rolling into Antarctica this month to perform a gymnastic feat – driving…
New Organic Compounds Found in Enceladus Ice Grains

October 3, 2019

New kinds of organic compounds, the ingredients of amino acids, have been detected in the plumes bursting from…
Travel to Alien Moons with Expert Guides

July 24, 2019

Humans first explored the Earth’s moon 50 years ago, an impressive feat for sure. But if you are…
NASA Research Reveals Saturn is Losing Its Rings at “Worst-Case-Scenario” Rate

December 19, 2018

New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager…
Until We Get Another Mission at Saturn, We are Going to Have to Make Do with these Pictures Taken by Hubble

September 14, 2018

We can’t seem to get enough of Saturn. It’s the most visually distinct object in our Solar System…
New Research Raises Hopes for Finding Life on Mars, Pluto and Icy Moons

July 13, 2018

Since the 1970s, when the Voyager probes captured images of Europa’s icy surface, scientists have suspected that life…
Listen: Sound of Electromagnetic Energy Moving Between Saturn, Enceladus

July 10, 2018

New research from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s up-close Grand Finale orbits shows a surprisingly powerful and dynamic interaction of…
Complex Organics Bubble up from Ocean-world Enceladus

June 28, 2018

Data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft reveal complex organic molecules originating from Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, strengthening the idea…
NASA Dives Deep into the Search for Life

May 31, 2018

Off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island and more than 3,000 feet beneath the ocean surface lie the…
Old Data Reveal New Evidence of Europa Plumes

May 15, 2018

Scientists re-examining data from an old mission bring new insights to the tantalizing question of whether Jupiter’s moon…
Could There be Alien Life Right Beneath the Surface of Icy Worlds Like Enceladus and Europa?

March 12, 2018

For decades, scientists have been speculating that life could exist in beneath the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon…
Scientists Find that Earth Bacteria Could Thrive on Enceladus

March 7, 2018

For decades, ever since the Pioneer and Voyager missions passed through the outer Solar System, scientists have speculated…
Icy Worlds Like Europa and Enceladus Might Actually be too Soft to Land On

January 30, 2018

Some truly interesting and ambitious missions have been proposed by NASA and other space agencies for the coming…
Enceladus: All Aglow

December 28, 2017

Saturn’s moon Enceladus drifts before the rings, which glow brightly in the sunlight. Beneath its icy exterior shell,…
Powering Saturn’s Active Ocean Moon

November 7, 2017

Heat from friction could power hydrothermal activity on Saturn’s moon Enceladus for billions of years if the moon…
Picture This SELFI: NASA Advances Instrument to Study the Plumes of Enceladus

November 3, 2017

NASA scientists and engineers have conceived and plan to build an ambitious submillimeter-wave or radio instrument to study…
NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Study Our Solar System’s “Ocean Worlds”

August 25, 2017

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will use its infrared capabilities to study the “ocean worlds” of Jupiter’s moon…
Enceladus: Jets from a Distance

July 18, 2017

Enceladus’ intriguing south-polar jets are viewed from afar, backlit by sunlight while the moon itself glows softly in…
Witness Cassini’s Finale at Saturn Live from JPL

June 23, 2017

Social media users may apply for access to a two-day event culminating in the triumphant end of NASA’s…
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over

May 31, 2017

Saturn’s icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus may have tipped over in the distant past, according to recent research from…
North Pole of Enceladus

May 4, 2017

In the north, Enceladus’ surface appears to be about as old as any in the solar system. The…
NASA Missions Provide New Insights into ‘Ocean Worlds’ in Our Solar System

April 14, 2017

Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening…
NASA Tests Robotic Ice Tools

March 31, 2017

Want to go ice fishing on Jupiter’s moon Europa? There’s no promising you’ll catch anything, but a new…
Cassini Sees Heat Below the Icy Surface of Enceladus

March 14, 2017

A new study in the journal Nature Astronomy reports that the south polar region of Saturn’s icy moon…
Dichotomy of Enceladus

March 7, 2017

Enceladus is a world divided. To the north, we see copious amounts of craters and evidence of the…
An Ice World…With an Ocean?

February 17, 2017

How a puzzling sensor reading transformed NASA’s Cassini Saturn mission and created a new target in the search…
Cassini Beams Back First Images from New Orbit

December 7, 2016

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has sent to Earth its first views of Saturn’s atmosphere since beginning the latest phase…
35 Years On, Voyager’s Legacy Continues at Saturn

August 26, 2016

Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby…
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