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Did Saturn kill one of its own moons? The evidence is in its rings

9-17-2022 | 3

A new study has further cemented the notion that Saturn's rings are made up of what's left of one of its former moons.

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Steam-powered bot could explore icy moons

 VIDEO  6-27-2020 | 1

Scientists have conceived of a steam-powered robotic hopper bot that could explore Europa and Enceladus.

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Martian moons may have once formed rings

6-3-2020 | 8

An increasing body of evidence suggests that Mars may have once had its own spectacular ring system.

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You can now help to name Jupiter's moons

3-6-2019 | 19

Scientists are offering social media users the chance to name 5 of Jupiter's most recently discovered moons.

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Mysterious straight lines discovered on Dione

10-30-2018 | 1

One of Saturn's moons has thrown up a new mystery in the form of oddly straight lines etched in to its surface.

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Are there moonmoons orbiting other moons ?

10-14-2018 | 9

A new study has looked in to the possibility that some large moons may actually have their own 'submoons'.

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Earth may have several orbiting 'mini-moons'

8-18-2018 | 6

Scientists have discovered that the Moon may not be the only natural satellite in orbit around our planet.

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Twelve new moons discovered around Jupiter

7-17-2018 | 10

The discovery means that the gas giant has a total of 79 moons - more than any other planet in the solar system.

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Two 'moonlets' found in orbit around Uranus

10-18-2016 | 5

30-year-old data from the Voyager 2 spacecraft has revealed the presence of two hidden moons.

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Scientists discover subsurface ocean on Dione

10-5-2016 | 6

New research has suggested that another of Saturn's moons is home to a subsurface ocean of liquid water.

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Mars may one day have its own ring system

 VIDEO  11-25-2015 | 6

Phobos, one of the two small moons of Mars, could eventually break apart and encircle the planet.

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Pluto's moons tumble about in absolute chaos

6-4-2015 | 11

The smaller moons of Pluto are now believed to wobble about unpredictably as they orbit the dwarf planet.

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Hubble captures rare Jupiter triple transit

2-8-2015 | 6

The orbiting telescope picked up the moment three of Jupiter's moons crossed its face at the same time.

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Alien moons may be too small to support life

9-17-2013 | 1

Astronomers believe that the moons around extrasolar planets may not be good candidates for life.

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Did the Earth once have two moons ?

7-7-2013 | 22

It is believed that there was more than one moon in orbit around the Earth shortly after its formation.

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Scientists seek help naming Pluto's moons

2-12-2013 | 36

Astronomers have discovered two new moons around the distant dwarf planet within the last two years.


Could moons like Pandora really exist ?

1-8-2013 | 21

Exotic alien life could potentially thrive on habitable moons around distant planets, say scientists.

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Ice avalanches found on Iapetus

8-1-2012 | 8

Huge and destructive landslides have been discovered on Iapetus, one of the moons of Saturn.

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Europe selects 'Juice' Jupiter mission

5-3-2012 | 11

The European Space Agency is to send a 1bn-Euro space probe to visit Jupiter and its icy moons.

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Laser device could drill in to icy moons

4-23-2012 | 2

A new robotic device that uses lasers shot through fiber-optic cable has been developed by scientsts.

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