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From asteroid impacts to spacecraft landings (whether successful or not), the Moon is no stranger to being struck.
The real science of aliens, the policy implications of ET, and new views of worlds beyond our own.
The spacecraft will explore Jupiter's moons Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, all three of which may harbor subsurface oceans.
Juice is ready to launch on a mission to uncover the secrets of Jupiter's icy moons.
When searching for extraterrestrial life, we have to base our hunt on what we know about life on our own planet. This may seem limiting, but there's a lot we can learn from the astonishingly diverse lifeforms we have here on Earth.
A brief guide to eight of our Solar System's most fascinating and scientifically promising moons.
Jupiter’s moons have always been exciting to explore, and a new era of Jovian moon research is about to begin.
Stunning views of Europa and the Eagle Nebula headline our roundup of space images released last month.
New views of Europa, favorite sights from JWST, looking at the Cosmos from the air, and other ways to visually soak up our Universe.
With new instruments and a growing number of discoveries, exoplanet and exomoon research is just getting started.
Intriguing moons that may hide water beneath their surfaces, and what it takes to visit them.
A look back at when the Voyager spacecraft sparked a love affair with an ocean moon.
Ocean worlds are among the best candidates to search for life.
An up-close look at volcanoes in space and how they differ from those on Earth.
What can we learn from patterns in the Martian sands? And what’s that Earth-like planet over there?
Planetary protection means protecting other worlds from Earthly microbes and containing possible microbes that sample return missions might bring back to Earth.
From solar storms to underwater volcanoes and asteroid close calls, catch up on what’s scary and beautiful this week in space.
Catch up on the week’s space news and consider planetary atmospheres from a few thought-provoking perspectives.
All the wonders that the cosmos offered up this week, plus news about NASA’s leadership and an exciting launch.
Six scientists share the major planetary science discoveries of the past decade, and the questions that will drive the next 10 years of solar system exploration.