Before it makes its final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on Friday, the Cassini spacecraft made one last flyby of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon
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When it is deployed in 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will spend some of its time studying the “Ocean Worlds” of Europa and Enceladus, hoping to find evidence of life.
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A team from MIT (with support from NASA) is building an instrument that will be able to test for signs of life in-situ, and on other planets and moons.
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Discovery of hydrogen at Enceladus raises hopes that life may exist in the icy moon’s oceans.
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One of the biggest surprises from the Cassini mission to Saturn has been the discovery of active geysers at the south pole of the moon Enceladus. At only about 500 km (310 miles) in diameter, the bright and ice-covered moon should be too small and too far from the Sun to be active. Instead, this […]
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Minds at NASA are cooking up a new approach to finding life on other worlds.
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At the Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop this week, NASA made a series of presentations outlining plants to explore Europa and other places in the Solar System where life could exist.
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Images of Enceladus highlight its frozen, reflective beauty, and its potential as a cradle for life.
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The idea of colonization of Saturn’s moons is attractive and presents many benefits, even if it is a challenging and distant prospect.
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