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Sep 2, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
An icy moon of Saturn hangs against the face of its giant parent planet in a breathtaking new image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Aug 28, 2015 03:20 PM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education
You'll probably hear a lot about a 'supermoon' over the next few months. This is not a term that astronomers use, but here are some facts about what will actually happen.
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.
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