The four more likely places to host alien life in the Solar System

NASA's astronomy picture of the day is nothing especial today. At least for more people. For me it is special because I like to look at the four moons that tantalize Earth scientists with the possibility of life—four moons that we should explore soon, shown here to scale. So beautiful, they never get old. » 9/19/14 7:17am 9/19/14 7:17am

11 More Fake Viral Images

Another day, another fake image getting passed around as real. Today we have everything from posing puppies to sketchy satellites to underwater trains that are just too good to be true. Always remember the first rule of viral image safety: be aware before you share. » 5/06/14 3:01pm 5/06/14 3:01pm

A Map of Jupiter's Moon Ganymede, Where We Might Be Able to Live

One day, poor planet Earth will succumb to the centuries of abuse we've dealt her, shrivel up, and cease to support life. Then, if we're not already living in some Elysium-like habitat in space, we'll have to find a new home. Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, might just be it. » 2/12/14 6:40pm 2/12/14 6:40pm

Scientists Discover the Best Skiing In the Solar System

...and it's only a few hundred million miles away. Better fuel up your rocket and get started today, however, because we're talking about Saturn's moon Enceladus and the incredibly fine, snowy powder that covers its surface: » 10/09/11 7:00pm 10/09/11 7:00pm

Was Our Moon Actually Two Moons That Smashed Into Each Other?

Some scientists are starting to believe that our moon is actually the result of a mid-air space collision of two moons. They say that the two-moon theory could explain why each side of the moon is so different from the other. » 8/03/11 3:41pm 8/03/11 3:41pm

We're Going to Investigate Europa's 62-Mile Deep Ocean for Signs of Life

It's official: NASA and the ESA will be sending specialized probes to the Jupiter moon Europa to further investigate that icy, ocean-y place for signs of life. In 2020. Patience! » 2/06/11 10:00am 2/06/11 10:00am

Up Close and Personal with Hyperion, Saturn's Mysterious Ugly Potato…

In November, the Cassini probe got very, very close to Hyperion, one of Saturns many moons. These 61 frames comprise a fly-by movie of the moon. Defrost the thing and add some sour cream and it's good enough to eat! » 12/05/10 5:00pm 12/05/10 5:00pm