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Aug 24, 2015 11:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Volcanic 'fire fountains' erupting from the lunar surface, similar to what occurs in Iceland today, most likely were fueled by carbon monoxide gas, a new study shows.
Aug 16, 2015 05:57 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As we rapidly approach Cassini's thrilling final stage of its mission, the list of 'final' events is gradually shrinking. Next on the NASA spacecraft's final list is Dione -- coming within 295 miles of the Saturn moon's surface on Monday.
Jul 31, 2015 05:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In new observations beamed back from Cassini, Saturn's icy moon Tethys has decided to show off its mysterious stripes.
Jul 24, 2015 01:25 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
What tiny satellites could take a ride over to Europa? Here are five feasibility studies being considered to hitchhike on a NASA mission.
Jul 17, 2015 04:14 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a new portrait, imaged shortly before NASA New Horizons punched through the dwarf planet's neighborhood on Tuesday, Pluto and largest moon Charon hang serenely in the dark.
Jun 22, 2015 01:33 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Europa is an ice-covered moon orbiting Jupiter that likely an ocean underneath. Perhaps that ocean contains life. Perhaps it doesn't. But we're not going to know for sure until we send a probe there to check things out.
Jun 22, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
Four out of the five moons of Pluto have been discovered in the last ten years -- two of them after the New Horizon's spacecraft began its 9-and-half-year journey to the dwarf planet. Could there be more uncharted moons and hidden dangers lurking?
Jun 10, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Saturn’s faint outermost ring cuts a massive swath as it circles around its home planet, spanning an area of sky nearly 7,000 times larger than Saturn itself.
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