NASA detects water plume the size of U.S. streaming from Saturn's moon
The discovery has scientists excited about the possibility of alien life on icy Enceladus, one of Saturn's 100-plus moons.
NASA tests robot snakes to send to other planets
These snake-shaped robots, called EELS, could one day explore the subsurface ocean of Saturn's moon Enceladus in search of life.
Stunning NASA image shows Saturn's Northern Hemisphere in Summertime
Two of Saturn's many moons, Mimas and Enceladus, can be seen in the Hubble image.
NASA: Organic Compounds Are Coming From Saturn's Moon Enceladus
Data from the Cassini mission have revealed molecules in ice grains emanating from the icy, water-rich world.
'Massive Pool' of Methane Hidden Deep Beneath Earth's Surface Discovered
The 'abiotic' methane may hold clues about its presence elsewhere in the solar system, researchers say.
NASA to Make Mystery Announcement about a New Mission: Watch Live
The conference about a "major new science mission" will be held at 4 p.m. EDT.
Enceladus: Saturn's Moon Has Key Requirements for Life
The moon contains the key requirements for life.
Europa's Plumes: 3 Big Questions for Upcoming Mission
Where do they come from? How do they work? And of course, will they help us find aliens?
Potentially Habitable Europa Has Plumes
Europa Clipper is scheduled to leave for the moon in the 2020s.
Saltwater Lakes Hidden Beneath Glaciers May Mimic Moons
There are about 400 subglacial lakes around the world, but these are the first scientists believe to be salty.
This Is How We Might Find Alien Life on Enceladus
The moon was described as the "most promising" candidate for finding life in the solar system.
Where Will We Find Aliens? Here Are the Best Candidates
Recent studies have delivered encouraging signs—here's what we now know.
Are Alien Microbes Pumping Out Methane on Enceladus?
Enceladus is a "hot spot" in the search for extraterrestrial life.
Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus Will Have a White Christmas
A white Christmas on Enceladus is pretty much a given every single year.
Could a Russian Financier Find Alien Life Before NASA?
Saturn's Enceladus has become a prime search location for alien life as potentially habitable waters appear to flow beneath its icy crust.
Chance of Aliens on Enceladus Given Major Boost
Scientists suggest Enceladus's porous core could keep its subsurface ocean liquid for billions of years.
NASA is Building a Super Machine to Hunt for Alien Life
The super high-tech machine will be able to identify the ingredients of the moon's "tiger stripe" geysers.
Explore Mars, Venus, Europa and More From Earth
Want to get away? Far, far away? Google now has you covered.
After Cassini, NASA Plans More Life-Seeking Missions
Don't cry too much about Cassini. Upcoming missions are going to Mars, Mercury, the Sun, Europa and several asteroids.
Anonymous Says NASA Has Evidence of Aliens. Does It?
The hacking collective says that NASA is about to announce that we are not alone. But things aren't quite that simple.
A Moon of Saturn is Habitable
NASA scientists announced today that Enceladus, the sixth-largest moon of Saturn, has hydrothermal vents that are actively releasing hydrogen. Because such ecosystems are known to support life, the discovery confirms that Enceladus is a habitable environment.
Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has a Global Ocean Beneath Its Surface
The discovery means Enceladus is one of our best hopes for extraterrestrial life.
Ocean as Large as Lake Superior Found on Enceladus, a Tiny Moon Orbiting Saturn
Saturn's moon Enceladus is only 300 miles wide—it would fit between New York City and Charlottesville, Va.
Who's Fighting Your Drug Wars?
Soldiers are caught in the crossfire as the battle lines shift to Central America
China Forgives and Forgets
Why is China suddenly cozying up to its nemesis? Are they preparing for war?
Big Data on Campus
Crunching numbers will finally let students and their parents get smart about picking a college
Embrace the Purple Tomato
American consumers want to know if their food has been genetically altered, but the food industry says it knows what's good for them
Why Adam Lanza Killed Those 20 Children
The answer to the last, great mystery about the massacre last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been in plain sight for years
He might be the best basketball player you've never heard of, but hoops isn't why you need to hear Johnny Neumann's story of weed, women, rebellion and homework
Rev Up Your REM
You can be more productive by teaching yourself to have lucid dreams – unless that sounds like a nightmare to you