June 29, 2014

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Enceladus.

Hi everyone. As you know, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about Uranus. This time, I thought it would […]
June 23, 2014

Mystery object in lake on Saturn's moon Titan intrigues scientists

Scientists are investigating a mystery object that appeared and then vanished again from a giant lake on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. They spotted the object […]
June 22, 2014

Nasa's Ellen Stofan interview: 'Our plan is to colonise Mars'

Is Nasa looking for intelligent life? Nasa, right now, is really taking a step-wise approach: let’s look at our own solar system and the most likely […]
June 18, 2014

Good news, everyone! NASA re-creates the smell of Titan

A new recipe created in a NASA laboratory has re-created the composition of the atmosphere on Titan — the largest moon orbiting the planet Saturn — […]
June 15, 2014

NASA ‘smells’ Saturn’s moon Titan, finds it ‘aromatic’

The US space agency has come up with a recipe that captures key flavors of Saturn’s moon Titan – out of a need to understand a […]
May 8, 2014

Who's out there? In a Lake Superior on Enceladus?

Aerospace engineer Luciano Iess and his group at the Sapienza University of Rome have described an under-ice sea the size of Lake Superior at the south pole of […]
April 4, 2014

Will Ocean Discovery On Enceladus Spur Life-Hunting Missions to Icy Moons of Saturn, Jupiter?

Astronomers are hoping that the existence of a subsurface ocean on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus will build momentum for life-hunting missions to the outer solar system. Researchers announced […]
November 13, 2013

SPACE – the FINAL FRONTIER: These are the images of the star probe Cassini

OK, we don’t have starships yet. But on some days a space enthusiast can smile anyway – on days like these, when NASA releases new and […]
October 1, 2013

Tupperware found on Titan!

A NASA spacecraft sniffing the smoggy atmosphere of Titan has found traces of the chemical used to make plastic Tupperware boxes. The robotic Cassini probe has detected propylene […]