Moons

Neptune

Astronomers Officially Name the Newest Moon of Neptune

Hippocamp may have been forged by the fallout of an impact billions of years ago.
Becky Ferreira
2.20.19
astronomy

Twelve New Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter

The moons were discovered serendipitously while astronomers hunted for the hypothetical Planet Nine.
Becky Ferreira
7.17.18
goodbye cassini

Saturn’s Cassini Orbiter (1982-2017)

On Friday, Cassini will vaporize itself in Saturn's skies.
Becky Ferreira
9.14.17
alien sand castles

Saturn’s Moon Titan Has Electrically-Charged, 'Sticky' Sand

"If you grabbed piles of grains and built a sand castle on Titan, it would perhaps stay together for weeks due to their electrostatic properties."
Becky Ferreira
3.27.17
Space

Hubble Discovered a New Moon Hiding in Our Solar System

“The discovery of this moon has given us an opportunity to study Makemake in far greater detail than we ever would have been able to without the companion.”
Becky Ferreira
4.27.16
video

Go Home, Pluto’s Moons, You’re Drunk

Why the dwarf planet’s smaller moons can’t settle down.
Becky Ferreira
11.10.15
nasa

This May Be the Closest Look We Get of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus for Decades

NASA's Cassini orbiter sent back the first images from its daring flyby.
Becky Ferreira
11.2.15
video

​NASA Releases Photos of Charon, Pluto’s Biggest Moon

Charon’s features include a massive canyon range, landslides, and mountains.
Rachel Pick
10.2.15
nasa

A Collision Between Mini-Moons May Have Formed One of Saturn's Outer Rings

A new paper reveals that Saturn’s F ring is probably the fallout of a moonlet fight.
Becky Ferreira
8.17.15
nasa

NASA's New Horizons Makes Pluto Flyby, Nine Years After Leaving Earth

The closest look at the dwarf planet we've ever had.
Emiko Jozuka
7.14.15
nasa

Is There Life on Saturn's Moon? To Find Out, Watch Its Geysers

The possibility of life on Enceladus may depend on the size of its ocean, and its geysers have some clues.
Becky Ferreira
7.6.15
News

Exoplanets Are Great, But It's Time to Start Looking for Exomoons, Too

Although we've detected thousands of exoplanets, many are unlikely to support life. But the moons that orbit them just might.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.21.15
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