The magic disappearing islands of Titan could be caused by nitrogen bubbles in its seas.
Saturn'smoon Enceladus has been shrouded in mystery since its discovery in the late 18th century, but now researchers believe they have solved what causes the moon's "tiger stripes," according to a new study.
Since 2005, scientists have puzzled over a series of long fissures seen in the southern regions of Saturns frozen moon Enceladus. New research explains how these so-called tiger stripes formed and why Enceladus is the only place in the solar system where these features could have emerged.
Saturn's moon Enceladus has mysterious, evenly spaced fissures in its icy shell where water erupts into space.
Slashed across the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus are four straight, parallel fissures or 'tiger stripes' from which water erupts. These fissures aren't quite like anything else in the Solar System. Researchers now think they have a model to explain them.
Scientists have developed an explanation for one of the most striking features of Enceladus, an ocean world that has the right ingredients for life.
Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is of great interest to scientists due to its subsurface ocean, making it a prime target for those searching for life elsewhere. New research led by Carnegie's Doug Hemingway reveals the physics governing the fissures through which oceanwater erupts from the moon's icy surface, giving its south pole an unusual "tiger stripe" appearance.
Scientists examine the unusual "tiger stripes" of Enceladus, offering an explanation for their formation.
New research solves some of the mysteries of the "tiger stripes" on Saturn's moon Enceladus.
Laboratory experiments suggest lakes may bubble on Saturn's weirdest moon, Titan.
White dwarf stars are typically more or less Earth-sized. The planet orbiting white dwarf WDJ0914+1914 appears to be at least twice as big as its star! High intensity radiation from its star is causing this planet to evaporate. Will the same thing happen in our solar system someday?
The discovery is helping researchers understand what might linger on the bizarre surface of Saturn's moon Titan.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine showed off the completed core stage of the first ever Space Launch System rocket.
NASA has completed the giant rocket that will take US astronauts back to the Moon, the space agency's head announced Monday, pledging the mission would take place in 2024 despite being beset by delays.
NASA says core stage of next Moon rocket now ready
NASA satellites, no matter the destination, have to communicate their data to mission control and scientists on Earth. These missions capture extraordinary data that make communications an essential part of each mission: pictures of galaxies, critical information on solar flares and much more. An interactive online tool now shows live data transmissions from each of NASA's three space communications networks and the missions supported by those data.
For Alyssa Carson, colonizing Mars is just the first step in saving the human race.
The Indian space agency has been tight-lipped about the fate of the probe, but crowdsourcing and NASAs openness led to its discovery.
/PRNewswire/ -- Students from New Mexico will have an opportunity next week to talk with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International...
Anatomically correct female phantom dummies will be taking off in an Orion spacecraft to see how space radiation will affect the first woman on the moon.
India's Vikram lunar lander didn't land on the Moon. It crashed back in early September, destroying both the lander itself as well as the small rover it was carrying.
After blipping out of contact in September, Indias Vikram lander has now been found strewn across the lunar surface
Shooting stars are rare and fleeting, but what if you could conjure them on command for an audience of millions?
NASA just appointed a new leader for its human spaceflight program, and he’s dead set on making sure the agency puts astronauts on the moon in 2024.
ESA's latest space mission has reached orbit. The Qarman CubeSat flew to space aboard SpaceX's Dragon launched from Florida, U.S., on Thursday 5 December, ahead of a planned rendezvous with the International Space Station on Sunday 8 December. From there, Qarmanseen here during plasma wind tunnel testingwill be deployed into space in late January 2020.
Made In Space Europe is working to develop a mass-market, relatively low-cost robotic arm for off-Earth use — a product that could accelerate humanity's exploration of the final frontier, company representatives believe.
A Russian Progress freighter launched atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early this morning (Dec. 6), carrying 2.7 tons of food, propellant and other supplies toward the orbiting lab.
There are mice on the ISS! But it's OK, they're supposed to be there. The rodents arrived on Sunday for research purposes, with a floating robot called CIMON-2 also part of the consignment. SpaceXs Dragon capsule will return the mice to Earth next month, while CIMON-2 will stay in space for much longer.
SpaceX made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday, dropping off super muscular "mighty mice," pest-killing worms and a smart, empathetic robot.
SpaceX was finally able to launch its Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station this week after the initial launch was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions.
SpaceX made a holiday delivery to the International Space Station, bringing muscle-bound mighty mice, pest-killing worms and a robot.
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station early Sunday (Dec. 8) to deliver tons of fresh supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab, including a "robot hotel" and some "mighty mice."
SpaceX has made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station
Researchers are finding out that taking care of plants in space enhances the astronauts happiness and well-being. Gardening is fun and relaxing no matter where you do it.
A recent study suggests the landing site for NASA's next Mars rover holds minerals that often preserve fossils on Earth.
A small peak in Mare Crisium contains ancient information about the early habitability of our home world.
OSIRIS-REx is getting down to the wire. NASA will soon narrow the four candidate sampling sites down to two. We have pictures!
Plan the year ahead with a lineup of international events including the creation of a vast carpet made of flowers in Brussels, the Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 400th anniversary of the Mayflowers voyage from Plymouth, England.
It will be one of the most daunting, complicated and, potentially, scientifically rewarding missions ever undertaken to the red planet. Ministers at a recent meeting of the European Space Agency (ESA) have fully committed to plans to collect samples from the surface of Mars and return them to Earth, in a joint effort with NASA. Official approval for the NASA budget to cover this mission is anticipated early next year.
Is colonizing another planet really the answer to the potential extinction of our own?
Images taken by the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 show craters unevenly distributed across the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, which tells scientists something about the object's history.
Meteorites are an unappreciated food source for a specific metal-loving microorganism, according to new research. The finding could reveal an entirely new chemistry that facilitated the emergence of life on Earthor possibly even how life got here in the first place.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is just days away from selecting the site where the spacecraft will snag a sample from asteroid Bennu. After a lengthy and challenging process, the team is finally ready to down-select from the four candidate sites to a primary and backup site.
After a lengthy and challenging process, the team is finally ready to down-select from the four candidate sites to a primary and backup site.
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