NASA has met or exceeded many of the goals set by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in the 2013-2022 planetary decadal survey, according to a new midterm assessment.
Saturn, sixth planet from the sun, is the second largest planet in our solar system.
Four scientists made the case yesterday (Aug. 1) to a panel of senators that they should fund NASA's search for life beyond Earth.
This summer, Mars and Saturn have come pretty close to Earth — and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured every magnificent detail.
Step outside around 9:30 p.m. local daylight time on Tuesday evening (July 24), and in a single glance, you'll be able to partake in a "parade" of bright planets.
The Milky Way galaxy shimmers over a field of yellow flowers at dawn in this photo taken from the village of Monsaraz in Portugal's Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve.
New findings suggest that large craters are the prime locations in which to find the building blocks of life on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
The mysterious surface of Saturn's huge moon Titan comes into gloriously sharp focus in newly released photos captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Scientists have discovered 12 previously unknown moons orbiting Jupiter, and one of them is a real oddball.
Astronomers in Australia are eager this week for a special celestial alignment that could tell them more about one of the most intriguing candidates for hosting life beyond Earth.
Scientists have put together new maps of Pluto and its moon Charon, showing the peaks and valleys of their surfaces in incredible detail.
Beneath the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa lies a massive liquid ocean — and one new animation shows how this subsurface water could move to the moon's surface.
Researchers for the first time recorded the gas giant's vibrating plasma signal to Enceladus. And now you can listen to it too.
New research by a trans-Atlantic team of scientists suggests that bacteria could survive in briny chemicals that exist on Mars, Enceladus, Europa, Pluto and possibly elsewhere.
Carbon-rich organic molecules, which could potentially form the building blocks of life, have been discovered in the watery plumes spewing out from fissures in the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
While you're waiting to watch fireworks this Fourth of July, take a look up at the sky to spot Venus and other bright visible planets.
A new report recommends that NASA update its policies that protect planets and other solar system bodies from possible contamination during space exploration missions.
Complex organic molecules have been discovered for the first time coming from the depths of Saturn's moon Enceladus, a new study reported.
Late Wednesday night (June 27), the moon and Saturn will be extremely close in the sky and both will be opposite from the sun — a lineup that will attract the attention of even casual skywatchers.