Scientists found that Saturn sends plasma waves similar to Earth’s auroras to Enceladus. They converted these waves into a sound that Earthlings can now listen to.
Space July 11, 2018
Researchers found that hardy microbes found in Earth’s Arctic regions could possibly survive the extreme Martian climate. The findings raise expectations for the survivability of bacteria in other worlds.
Space July 7, 2018
Heavier organic molecules with more sophisticated compositions were discovered for the first time on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The discovery suggested that the moon can be the most promising host to other life forms beyond Earth.
Space June 28, 2018
NASA hopes to find clues about life in outer space by diving under Earth's own oceans. Could an underwater volcano give scientists hints about where else life could be in the solar system?
Space June 4, 2018
A microbe that thrives in harsh environments on Earth can grow well in conditions similar to the hydrothermal vents on Enceladus' seafloor. They even produced methane, raising possibility that methane detected by Cassini has biological origins.
Space February 28, 2018
Is there alien life on Enceladus? A new study suggests its vast sub-ocean may have a heat source enough to sustain it for billions of years: a long time for possible life-forms to thrive.
Space November 7, 2017
The Cassini spacecraft is alive and transmitting data. It successfully completed its first of 22 planned passes through the gap between Saturn and its massive ring system on April 26, before its anticipated fatal plunge in September.
Space April 27, 2017
NASA has revealed that Saturn’s moon Enceladus, with its frozen ocean and liquid water, might be harboring life. According to Cassini spacecraft data, the presence of hydrogen in the plumes from the icy surface of the moon bolsters this conclusion.
Space April 15, 2017
A new study has found that the southern polar region of Saturn’s ice-covered moon Enceladus is much warmer than expected. The study also states that the subsurface ocean may be closer to the surface than earlier thought to be.
Space March 17, 2017
NASA's Cassini probe has sent dazzling up-close images of the planet's icy rings with new details. The images have neatly captured the ring's exterior with prominence to features such as straw and propellers, which were less conspicuous in other images.
Space February 1, 2017
NASA scientists are working on a liquid-based technique to detect signs of alien life on extraterrestrial ocean worlds. How does the capillary electrophoresis method work?
Space January 30, 2017
Cassini Spacecraft, the NASA probe on Saturn, has started sending photos of its ring-grazing orbit mission that started on Nov. 30. The images, according to NASA, show Saturn's northern hemisphere and its outer rings viewed with different spectral filters.
Space December 8, 2016
New findings speculated that Saturn's moons and rings may have formed only about 100 million years ago - or younger than when dinosaurs first roamed Earth. They pointed to the ice geysers of Enceladus and their activity to trace the birth of the spectacular rings the giant planet is known for.
Space March 27, 2016
The Cassini space probe is about to conduct its final flyby of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus on Saturday at a distance of about 3,106 miles. The NASA-operated spacecraft, however, will continue its observation of the moon but at a greater distance for the duration of its mission in the planet system.
Space December 20, 2015
New data showed that geysers blasting material from the subsurface ocean of Saturn moon Enceladus are having 30 to 50 percent less output. Last Oct. 28, NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its deepest dive through the moon's active icy plume.
Space December 17, 2015
NASA released the latest image taken by the Cassini spacecraft that shows Saturn's two well-known moons, Enceladus and Tethys, in near-perfect alignment. The photograph allows scientists to compare the relative sizes of the two natural satellites.
Space December 15, 2015
The successful flyby of NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Enceladus has provided the space agency with stunning new images of the moon's southern polar region. Experts believe this location holds evidence to prove the existence of a subterranean ocean deep within the moon's icy crust.
Space October 31, 2015
The Cassini orbital spacecraft of NASA has started its flyby through icy plumes found erupting from Enceladus's south pole. Scientists believe these formations of frozen particles and ice vapors could help them determine the moon's potential for sustaining life.
Space October 28, 2015
The quest continues towards new signs of life in the universe. NASA's Cassini spacecraft will fly deep into Enceladus' frosty spray on Oct. 28 to study its frozen ocean chemistry.
Space October 26, 2015
NASA has released a number of images of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons, after the Cassini spacecraft performed a close flyby, zooming its camera in to 1,142 miles away from the moon.
Space October 20, 2015
Saturn's icy moon Enceladus reveals a clawed surface. NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent back the first batch of Enceladus' close up shots.
Space October 16, 2015
Cassini, NASA's spacecraft in the Saturn system, has launched the first of its three scheduled close approaches of the planet's icy moon Enceladus. Agency scientists hope that these series of flybys will provide them with valuable data regarding the habitability of the natural satellite.
Space October 15, 2015
The existence of a global ocean on Encaladus, Saturn's sixth largest moon, raises the possibility that life could evolve or have already evolved in this extraterrestrial world.
Space September 18, 2015
A group of researchers found that Enceladus is hiding a vast ocean underneath its icy surface. The possible composition of the Saturnian moon was discovered after experts analyzed the data collated by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Space September 16, 2015
Cassini still has ways to go before it finishes its mission in 2017 but the spacecraft has made great headway this year alone as it observed Saturn’s moons.
Space August 22, 2015
Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn, may support alien life. The moon's oceans are believed to be salty with pH levels at around 11 or 12, which can even be tolerated by some organisms on Earth.
Space May 10, 2015
Saturn's moon, Enceladus, is shooting vast quantities of water into space, and now astronomers know what is causing the phenomenon. What are these walls of extraterrestrial water?
Space May 7, 2015
Saturn's distinctive rings are being 'fed' material by Enceladus, one of the ringed planet's moons, astronomers say. Icy geysers erupting from the moon's surface eject material that spreads into the rings, they say.
Space April 15, 2015
Evidence of possible hydrothermal activity on Enceladus means the moon could be amenable to alien life.
Space March 15, 2015
Covered in ice, Enceladus appeared like an unlikely candidate from which life can spring forth. Researchers, however, found hot springs that may be capable of nurturing life on Saturn's moon.
Space March 13, 2015
Discovery of life in lake trapped beneath Antarctic ice raises intriguing possibility of it existing elsewhere in our solar system. Antarctic ecosystem could have parallels on icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, researchers say.
Space August 20, 2014
Saturn probe Cassini spots 101 geyser on Enceladus. Scientists suggest that the sea under the ice shell of the moon may be responsible for geysers.
Space July 31, 2014
Scientists have discovered 101 geysers leading to a subsurface ocean on one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus. This shows the presence of a liquid ocean under the ice, scientists say.
Space July 30, 2014
Enceladus, one of the largest moons of Saturn, harbors 101 geysers. So far, there is no sign of Cruella DeVille.
Space July 29, 2014
NASA scientists hail 10 years of science discoveries by Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn. Spacecraft's original four-year mission has been extended multiple times.
Space July 2, 2014
Saturn has been studied by the Cassini orbiter for a decade. NASA is planning the spacecraft's grand finale -- which just might discover alien life.
Space July 1, 2014
An ocean of liquid water detected on Saturn's moon Enceladus may make that body the most likely place to find alien life
Space April 4, 2014
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