Surprise 4,000-mile ‘ice corridor’ found on Saturn’s moon Titan

Researchers have spotted surprisingly diverse landscapes on Titan, from broad planes to sandy dunes and even rivers and lakes. And recently a ribbon of exposed bedrock ice that wraps nearly halfway around the moon was spotted there too.

NASA’s InSight lander detects first likely “marsquake”

The signal appears to have been generated inside the planet and not by any surface-level phenomenon. Three other seismic events were detected on 14 March, 10 and 11 April, but they were much smaller and their origins more ambiguous.

Planet Mercury Has Solid Inner Core Same Size as Earth's

Mercury is now the second rocky planet—after Earth—for which we have evidence of a solid inner core. It’s not an exact value, but the mere presence of a solid inner core helps to understand how the planet generates its magnetic field.

We Now Have Independent Confirmation of Methane on Mars

There was a big stir when reports emerged that the Curiosity rover had detected methane on Mars. But now an independent source has also detected methane on Mars.

NASA’s Juno spacecraft sends back new photos of Jupiter

Juno took the photo 8,000 miles from the cloud tops during its 18th close flyby of Jupiter on February 12. Overall, 32 flybys are planned, so Juno is just beginning the second half of its flybys.

Signs that Ancient Rivers Flowed Across the Surface of Mars

There’s a massive, growing wall of evidence showing that Mars may have had the necessary conditions for life in the past. ESA’s High-Resolution Camera on the Mars Express Orbiter, there are clear signs of a system of river valleys.

Meet Neptune's new moon, Hippocamp

Neptune has a new moon, and it’s also the gas giant’s smallest to date — only a little over 20 miles across. It was discovered using the Hubble Space Telescope combined with a new method to track dim objects as they orbit.

Israel is sending its first spacecraft to the moon

On Thursday, SpaceIL's spacecraft, Beresheet, was launched aboard a SpaceX rocket. It will take a couple of months for it to reach the moon, and landing will be the most difficult part.

Opportunity Mars Rover is now lost to us

Opportunity landed on Mars more than 15 Earth years ago, on January 25, 2004. Originally designed for 90-day lifetimes, the rovers persisted. It roved a staggering 45.16 kilometers across the Red Planet.

Look at this colossal storm on Uranus

Unlike the other planets in our solar system, Uranus is tipped on its side. This leaves the sun shining non-stop onto its north pole during its long summer, likely resulting in widespread atmospheric changes.

What you can see in space in 2019

This year, space fans will be treated to two lunar mission, the Apollo 11 anniversary, some lunar and solar eclipses, and brand-new spacecrafts heading for the ISS.

Earth's Oldest Rock Found on the Moon

An international team of scientists found evidence that the rock was launched from Earth by a large impacting asteroid or comet. The impact sent material into space, where it collided with the surface of the Moon 4 bil years ago.

China lands Chang’e-4 mission on the far side of the Moon

China has now landed its fourth and most ambitious lunar exploration mission on Thursday, January 3, 2019. This is the first mission to land on the far side of the Moon.

Juno Flyby Captures New Images of Jupiter's moon Io

A team of space scientists has captured new images of a volcanic plume on Jupiter’s moon Io on Dec. 21, during winter solstice, four of Juno’s cameras captured images of the Jovian moon Io, the most volcanic body in our solar system.

Humanity’s first-ever Kuiper Belt rendezvous

A fresh image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft released Tuesday showed the mission’s distant flyby target a billion miles beyond Pluto — nicknamed Ultima Thule — has an elongated shape.