A new research using data from the NASA's Cassini mission shows that the icy surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus is thinner than expected and a global ocean lies underneath it.
Planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, accompanied by some of their moons, will be visible in the night sky starting June 1. The celestial show is attributed to the proximity of the planets to Earth.
Titan and Europa both have Earth-like properties which is why scientists are closely monitoring the moons to know whether life forms exist on these celetial bodies.
The NASA Casinni Spacecraft discovered that the icy Saturn Moon, Enceladus spews jets of gas and icy grains into space.
Saturn's moon, Titan, is looking more identical to Earth as NASA recently discovered that it has a strange-looking sea. However, unlike Earth where the sea is composed of water, Titan's sea and other liquid formations are filled with methane.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has denied the claims of unusual tugging between the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn and an undiscovered planet dubbed as Planet 9 or Planet X.
The Cassini spacecraft recently picked up more information about Saturn's moon Titan's 7 1/2 year winter.
For several years, scientists have believed that the Solar System formerly had five, not four gassy giants. They wondered how the fifth planet was tossed out. New research explains how it likely happened.
Titan, which is rife with liquid methane seas and has a north pole that is wet with methane that survives in its very cold temperatures, might be better understood following recent UCLA findings.
Images captured from the Cassini Mission spacecraft have been used to confirm that a global ocean thrives beneath the icy crust of Saturn's moon, Enceladus.
The largest of planets may have formed very differently from what we've thought all along.
How have our expectations changed in the last 15-20 years? One of our writers talks about microbes, what we've learned from the Southern Ocean, and space explorations in our near future.
It's no secret that Titan is spotted with lakes and even seas of liquid methane. And while the seas of this moon have their own magic, it was the lakes that always had experts scratching their heads. Unlike with craters and glacial paths on Earth, the formation of lakes on Titan was a complete mystery, until now.
For the last decade, astronomers have struggled to figure out what was causing the mysterious massive cyclones seen on Saturn. Now, new research has revealed that multiple small thunderstorms are to blame.
Titan is one heck of a mysterious world. As the largest moon orbiting Saturn, this heavenly body plays host to a murky, dense atmosphere and vast seas of methane. These seas even contain "disappearing islands" - strange floating objects that appear and disappear randomly. Another mystery was the origin of its dunes - towering formations that the gentle wind of Titan could not have possibly created. Now, researchers have finally identified the true dune creator.