The moons of our solar system always seem to boast more amazing phenomena than they initially let on, revealing more mysteries and wonders even as we gain a semblance of understanding. With this in mind, astronomers would be hard-pressed to overestimate the wonders of a moon. However, that seems to be exactly what they have done concerning Europa, one of Jupiter's many moons.
The mystery of Titan's windswept dunes is finally solved, thanks to a research team at the University of Tennessee, a new study says.
Saturn has a good number of exciting moons circling it. Titan by far its most famous, boasting a mysterious sea of methane, and Enceladus is characterized by its baffling geysers of water vapor and ice particles. However, we may now be adding Mimas to that list of intriguing moons. A new study has revealed that the dull-looking moon is literally shaking with a mystery of its own.
The Moon was likely still volcanically active, even in its adolescence, researchers using NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have found. New evidence indicates that unlike the formation of other natural satellites, the Moon did not cool immediately after its formation, but remained a roiling volcanic land for some time.
Astronomers have noticed that Earth has had a travel buddy for the last few centuries, and that friend will be sticking around for some time as a "quasi-satellite of Earth."
The mysterious "man in the moon" face we see in the night sky - which is actually just a giant basin known as the Procellarum region - was not born from an asteroid strike as previously thought, but from a large plume of magma deep within the Moon's interior, new NASA data describes.
The moon landing is a favorite subject of conspiracy theorists everywhere, where many believe that man never really set foot on theMoon, and that NASA and the US military simply duped the Soviet Union into thinking that the Space Race was over. Now, graphics experts at Nvidia have decided to showcase the capabilities of their latest products by proving that the Apollo missions did truly happen.
There is a small icy moon that circles Uranus that many consider one of the most visually striking heavenly bodies in our solar system. That's because the face of this moon is marred by three incredibly unusual surface features. Now researchers believe they have determined just what created them.
Birth and death is happening constantly in the rings of Saturn, and researchers are only just now dragging these dramatic events under the public spotlight.
NASA recently released a photo from their High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that looks remarkably like a giant strolling across the surface of Mars, complete with massive staggered footprints and an upright silhouette.
Marking the 45th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong's "one small step," the National Security Archive revealed several declassified documents that, among other things, showed that the US had considered militarizing and even blowing up the Moon.
Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Cassini mission have evidence that the ocean inside Saturn's largest moon, Titan, might be as salty as the Dead Sea here on Earth.
Cracks in Pluto's icy moon Charon may indicate that this far away planet once had an underground ocean.
A group of scientists, based on the well-known collision between Earth and a Mars-sized celestial some billions of years ago, have determined that Earth is in fact 60 million years older than previously thought.