New NASA mission ideas would study the gassy environments of Uranus and Neptune, two planets on the edge of the solar system that spacecraft have visited only once .
Astronomers using the powerful Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have precisely measured the rotating fountains of gas flowing out from a massive newborn...
Ten new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially support life on them have been found by NASA’s planet-hunting telescope.
Iapetus, a Saturn moon with jumbled colors, shows its strange surface shapes in a new view from the Cassini mission, which is currently exploring the gas giant.
Enormous labyrinth terrains crisscross the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn that could host life , may have tipped over long ago.
Lately, NASA's Cassini orbiter has been delivering some stunning photos from its trips around Saturn, but that's not the only fancy camera floating around a nearby planet.
Saturn’s moon Enceladus, Jupiter’s moon Europa, Pluto and its moon Charon, as well as the dwarf planet Ceres are potential homes for extra-terrestrials, scientists at University of...
In space, no one can hear you scheme. But here on Earth, plans to go where few have gone before are getting louder by the minute.
Observations of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io show waves of lava in the massive molten lake called Loki Patera.