Enceladus

We could be looking for aliens on Enceladus soon

With all the debate about life on Mars, where to possibly find it and whether it even exists, it seems we almost forgot what the watery world beneath …

Planets

A Russian Billionaire Wants to Search for Alien Life on Enceladus

By<p>Filed Under Science, Cassini & NASA<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>As horrifying as it may sound, there’s a non-zero chance a billionaire will …

Paranormal

Breakthrough Initiatives Wants to Launch a Private Mission to Enceladus

A private team may send a spacecraft to Saturn's watery moon before a space agency like NASA makes it happen.

Enceladus heats up because its core is like a sponge | Ars Technica

Water inside a flexible core is enough to keep the moon liquid for billions of years.<p>On Earth, the heat that drives geology is partly leftover from …

Planets

Space Photos of the Week: Jupiter Takes One Hell of a Selfie

This week the planets are taking over—starting with Jupiter, king of the solar system. The Juno spacecraft entered the planet's orbit on July 1, 2016 …

Space

Tiny Enceladus Maintains Liquid Ocean Thanks to Porous, Muddy Core - ExtremeTech

By on November 7, 2017 at 10:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Of all Cassini’s discoveries in …

Planets

Alien Life Could Thrive in Enceladus' Hidden Oceans Thanks to an Epic Invisible Force

Life could have had millions of years to brew inside the moon.<p>We first spotted them 12 years ago. Jets of water vapour shooting into space through …

Planets

Even more evidence points to alien life on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

Scientists have discovered that a subsurface ocean on Enceladus could have existed for billions of years, providing plenty of time for microbial …

Planets

Enceladus' Ocean Could Be Old Enough to Host Life — NOVA Next

We recently bade farewell to the Cassini spacecraft, which after 13 years of faithfully orbiting Saturn and its moons was directed to plunge into the …

Planets

A sandy core may have kept Enceladus’ ocean warm

A soft heart keeps Enceladus warm from the inside. Friction within its porous core could help Saturn’s icy moon maintain a liquid ocean for billions …

Planets

Saturn’s Ocean Moon Enceladus May Have Porous Core, Creating Tidal Friction Energy

Soon after the Cassini spacecraft began studying the Saturn system from up-close, it found one of the planet’s larger moons — Enceladus — spraying …

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Check Out NASA’s New Instrument that will Look for Life on Enceladus

Ever since the <i>Cassini</i> mission entered the Saturn system and began studying its moons, Enceladus has become a major source of interest. Once the probe …

Planets

Picture this SELFI: NASA advances instrument to study the plumes of Enceladus

NASA scientists and engineers have conceived and plan to build an ambitious submillimeter-wave or radio instrument to study the composition of …

Planets

NASA wants to look for alien life on Saturn's moon with its most advanced machine ever

As scientists have learned more about our solar system, they've realized our best bet for finding life in the neighborhood is buried in ice-covered …

Planets

Why won't Enceladus just freeze already?

<i>Nature Astronomy.</i><p>“Where Enceladus gets the sustained power to remain active has always been a bit of a mystery,” says lead author Gaël Choblet from …

Planets

Here’s what space toilets can teach us about finding signs of alien life

The search for life may get an assist from the call of nature. Astronomers can learn how to study the plumes of subsurface ocean water spewing from …

Scientific Research

Explore Space Using Google Maps

Google added over 500,000 images to Google Maps yesterday taken by spacecraft, many of which were taken by Cassini, which was launched in space 20 …

Google

When Are We Going Back to Saturn?

By the end of the year, NASA will decide on a new New Frontiers-class mission. This medium-cost mission class is responsible for the Juno, New …

Space Exploration

Crescent Enceladus: Icy Saturn Moon Shines in Cassini Photo

Cassini may be gone, but the spacecraft's gorgeous photos will be with us forever, as a newly released shot of the Saturn moon Enceladus shows.<p>In the …

Planets

NASA releases image of a brightly lit crescent on Enceladus captured by the Cassini mission to Saturn

The <b>Cassini mission</b> to Saturn might have <b>burned up in the atmosphere</b> after observing the gas giant and its moons for thirteen years, but the science …

Space Exploration

Cassini's Spectacular Legacy — And Nod To The Future

Support the news<p>If it's true that a picture is worth a thousand words, what NASA's Cassini mission has left for us is indeed a treasure.<p>Launched in …

Planets

The best of NASA's Cassini spacecraft images

Cassini was launched on October 15, 1997 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. After a nearly seven-year journey, it arrived at its destination in 2004 and began exploring Saturn and its rings and moons. NASA deliberately crashed Cassini into Saturn on September 15, 2017 because the probe …

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After a dive into Saturn, Cassini spacecraft melts into history

After 13 years revolutionizing our understanding of the solar system, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft melted this morning during its final, fatal partial …

Space Exploration

Cassini takes meteoric last dive into Saturn’s atmosphere

, Science Editor<p>One of Nasa’s most successful planetary missions has come to a perfect end. The Cassini spacecraft made a meteoric dive into Saturn’s …

Space Exploration

NASA's Cassini mission beams back final images before diving into the Saturnian atmosphere

<b>NASA's Cassini mission</b> has transmitted the final images taken by its imaging cameras just before burning up in the Saturnian atmosphere in a <b>final,</b> …

Space Exploration

NASA’s Cassini probe has broken apart in Saturn’s atmosphere — ending its 20-year journey

Farewell little spacecraft<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been vaporized. The probe dove into Saturn’s upper atmosphere this morning, and NASA lost the vehicle’s signal at 7:55AM ET, indicating it had broken apart irrevocably during its rapid descent toward the planet. Cassini’s demise officially …

Space Exploration

NASA Is Now Receiving The Last Photos Ever Taken by Cassini Before Its Death

Here's where you can see them.<p>NASA has begun to receive the last photos ever taken by its doomed Cassini probe at Saturn, and will soon upload them …

Science

Here's why NASA had to crash Cassini

NASA has let one of its most valuable space exploration missions go up in smoke.<p>On Friday morning, the craft that has been exploring Saturn's system …

Space Exploration

NASA’s ‘Incredible’ 13-Year Cassini Journey Around Saturn

Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP) -- For more than a decade, NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn took "a magnifying glass" to the enchanting planet, its …

Five things we learned about Saturn from Cassini

With NASA’s Cassini spacecraft slated for a fiery end in the atmosphere over Saturn, York University astronomy professor Paul Delaney highlights the …

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