18 May 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Researchers are keying in on methane as a possible indicator of alien life.
07 May 2012, 07:36 AM ET
From the bright supermoon to earth-like alien planets munching on stars, it's been a busy week in space.
04 May 2012, 01:17 PM ET
The ice geysers of Enceladus and Dione's battered surface take center stage in Cassini's views.
27 April 2012, 10:05 AM ET
Ontario Lacus likely dries out and refills periodically, a new study suggests.
25 April 2012, 07:25 PM ET
This up close and personal look at the gas giants and their moons was stitched together by Sander van den Berg using imagery captured by NASA's Voyager and Cassini spacecrafts. Van den Berg named the black and white piece 'Outer Space'.
25 April 2012, 05:00 PM ET
The footage comes from NASA's Voyager and Cassini spacecraft.
24 April 2012, 04:12 PM ET
The outermost F ring around Saturn has long been a mystery.
22 April 2012, 07:27 AM ET
From the transfer of shuttle Discovery to its new home to a SPACE.com tee up in a balloon, it's been a busy week in space.
17 April 2012, 10:35 PM ET
In this cool space wallpaper, the camera was pointing toward Enceladus at approximately 120,000 kilometers away.
15 April 2012, 07:27 AM ET
From an expedition to explore auroras to sun's sibling stars, it's been a busy week in space.
10 April 2012, 01:59 PM ET
Saturn reaches opposition on April 15, the point when it is directly opposite the sun for 2012.
09 April 2012, 05:44 AM ET
An odd ridge around Iapetus may be the leftovers from a dead moon.
07 April 2012, 06:12 AM ET
From cabs in space to alien earths, it's been a busy week in space. Vote for the week's best space story.
06 April 2012, 10:46 AM ET
A looming shortage of the radioactive isotope worries many planetary scientists.
29 March 2012, 04:55 PM ET
The moons Enceladus, Janus and Dione shine in new pictures from Cassini.
27 March 2012, 05:58 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows Cassini spacecraft looks toward the dark side of Saturn's largest moon as a circle of light is produced by sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere.
23 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Saturn's sixth largest moon, Enceladus, has long intrigued astronomers.
16 March 2012, 09:03 AM ET
During its slow fly-by of Jupiter, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured imagery of wave motion in the fast-moving jet streams that are a signature of the gas giant.
16 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists are hoping to understand how Saturn's moon Iapetus formed and evolved.
15 March 2012, 03:39 PM ET
The new images bring Rhea's battered surface into clear focus.
09 March 2012, 04:25 PM ET
Skywatchers can watch as Saturn, the moon and the bright star Spica move across the sky.
06 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The eruptions are caused by discontinuities in the solar wind.
05 March 2012, 02:36 PM ET
The image shows Saturn's iconic rings casting huge shadows across the planet.
29 February 2012, 01:01 PM ET
The method of examining the polarization of light could one day be used to spot signs of life on alien planets.
28 February 2012, 11:55 AM ET
The results point to increased velocities of the asteroids that bombarded the moon 4 billion years ago.
28 February 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The IceMole probe would be able to melt and drill through frigid Enceladus to hunt for alien life.
22 February 2012, 12:33 PM ET
NASA's New Horizons Pluto mission team is hoping for 100,000 signatures by March 13.
16 February 2012, 08:13 PM ET
The shot, from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the moons Rhea and Titan.
15 February 2012, 07:00 AM ET
There's no room for multibillion-dollar exploration efforts in the current NASA budget.
09 February 2012, 07:23 PM ET
A brief look at the space agency's science and exploration highlights.
09 February 2012, 04:43 PM ET
Russian scientists have drilled 13,000 feet below Antarctica to the Lake Vostok, sealed off to the world for at least 14 million years, and if life can be found there, it may be possible in similar conditions on Europa and Enceladus.
08 February 2012, 03:20 PM ET
The moon will shine with venus, Saturn and the bright star Spica, while Mars makes a late-night appearance.
02 February 2012, 02:51 PM ET
Jupiter is a giant among the solar system planets. See photos of Jupiter from telescopes and visiting spacecraft.
01 February 2012, 04:36 PM ET
The petition hopes to collect 100,000 signatures by March 13.
31 January 2012, 03:15 PM ET
Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and several prominent giant stars highlight a brilliant month in the night sky. Tonight's Sky for February 2012 shows how to see them all.
26 January 2012, 02:01 PM ET
Researchers are still unclear about what might have powered this ancient lunar magnetic field.