For the first time, phosphorus — the rarest of six elements upon which life as we know it depends — has been found in a tiny ocean-bearing moon in our solar system.
Saturn, sixth planet from the sun, is the second largest planet in our solar system.
Skywatchers can see the moon meet up with Saturn in the early hours of June 10 as the two bodies make a close approach in the night sky.
The James Webb Space Telescope has found a 6,000 mile-long plume of water squirting into space from Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus, creating a massive watery cloud in the planet's orbit.
The James Webb Space Telescope caught Saturn's icy moon Enceladus spraying a 'huge plume' of watery vapor far into space — and that plume may contain chemical ingredients for life.
Reference Enceladus is one of Saturn's many moons. The tiny icy world has the potential to harbor life and is one of the most intriguing destinations in the solar system.
Saturn's rings are surprisingly youthful and much younger than the gas giant planet itself, new research has revealed.
The conjunction and close approach of the moon and Saturn will be visible in the sky from the early morning until just after midday on Saturday, May 13.
Finding alien life just took a twist. A snake-shaped robot from NASA aims to climb the crumpled terrain of icy moons like Enceladus to search out microbes.
Saturn is once again the solar system's "moon king," snatching the crown back from Jupiter after the discovery of 62 new moons. Saturn now has a whopping 145 known satellites.
New research aims to shed light on the puzzling winds on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, whose mysterious weather patterns have puzzled astronomers for decades.
Saturn's rings are disappearing, and we don't know how much longer they will be around. The James Webb Space Telescope may be able to help pin down an answer.
Something is shaking on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn as moonquakes are linked to landslides that smooth out icy surfaces of bodies like Europa and Enceladus.
The moon and Saturn will be separated by about three degrees during a conjunction and close approach that occurs overnight on April 15.
Icy 'rain' from Saturn's rings is heating the gas giant's atmosphere, a phenomenon never seen in the solar system before, a new study suggests.
The Dragonfly rotorcraft-lander will be one of NASA's most diversely capable planetary exploration craft that will be used to search for signs of life on Saturn's moon Titan.
A newfound, highly adaptable bacterium shows the kind of diverse life to look for on Europa or Enceladus, astronomers say.
The moon meets up with Saturn early on Sunday (March 19) with the two celestial objects in conjunction. The arrangement will be only visible in the early morning pre-dawn hours, so plan accordingly.
Reference Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and the second-largest planet in the solar system. We explore this gas giant in more detail here.
Scientists have discovered how Saturn's moon Enceladus blasts tiny silica particles into space, where they eventually help form one of Saturn's famous rings.