Space Probe to Dive Through Geysers Erupting from Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus

Saturn’s ice moon Enceladus is a brilliant white snowball. It’s got a global ocean beneath its surface. It’s got freakkin’ ice volcanoes. Best of all, based on samples collected during today’s historic flyby with NASA probe Cassini, we might soon know if Enceladus is habitable. »10/28/15 2:54pm10/28/15 2:54pm

Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs Of 2014

This year, humanity landed on its first comet, a child was born to a woman with a transplanted womb, and a fossilized sea shell forced us to reconsider our conceptions of human culture. Those are just a taste of the 20 achievements, innovations, and advances we've selected for our roundup of 2014's biggest… »12/19/14 3:40pm12/19/14 3:40pm

We've Found A Hidden Ocean On Enceladus That May Harbor Life

It's turning out that the outer reaches of the solar system may be more hospitable to life than we ever imagined. Gravity measurements made by Cassini have confirmed that Enceladus, a tiny moon orbiting Saturn, hosts a subsurface ocean in its southern latitudes. Astronomers are now saying it's potentially habitable. »4/03/14 2:00pm4/03/14 2:00pm

In the days when human-made structures cover the moon

On clear evenings, Jacen and Jenn would play their favorite game, pointing at the moon and imagining what the people there were doing at that very moment. What Jenn didn't know was that Jacen fell asleep each night dreaming of working a lunar greenhouse, staring out the windows back at Earth. A digital composition by … »11/23/13 8:30pm11/23/13 8:30pm