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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.
Jun 3, 2015 02:01 PM ET // Irene Klotz
For the most part, Pluto’s four small moons appear to orbit harmoniously and precisely around the equatorial region of the dwarf planet, but appearances can be deceiving.
Jun 1, 2015 06:19 PM ET // Jason Major
On Sunday, May 31, 2015, NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully made its latest and final flyby of Hyperion, Saturn's spongy moon. And the view was amazing.
May 28, 2015 07:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's New Horizons team have pored over observational data beamed back to Earth from the speeding spacecraft and concluded, at least for now, the coast is clear for a flyby of dwarf planet Pluto.
May 26, 2015 05:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA on Tuesday selected nine science instruments it believes will best address the burning question about whether Jupiter’s ocean-bearing moon Europa has indications of life.
May 7, 2015 07:58 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The erupting geysers on Saturn's Enceladus may not be geysers at all, they might just seem to appear when viewed from certain angles.
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