Composite image of suspected water vapour plumes erupting at the seven o’clock position off the limb of Jupiter’s moon Europa.
There's now strong evidence that Europa might be a worthwhile place to search for life.
Artist’s impression of a cryobot and submarine in the ice on Jupiter’s Europa.
We could be exploring the oceans of Jupiter's and Saturn's icy moons in a couple of decades. Here's what we need to work out.
Juno in front of Jupiter.
Missions including ExoMars, Juno and Rosetta could make some major discoveries in 2016.
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as seen from Rosetta.
Prepare to be amazed ...
Will Cassini find evidence of microbial life in the plumes from Enceladus? A new study has made it a whole lot easier.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Study pinpoints some of the chemical signs of microbial life on Enceladus. The study could in part be corroborated by Cassini's flyby of the moon.
With geysers bursting through an icy crust, Enceladus is a tiny moon with a big personality.
Hsiang-Wen Hsu et al/Nature
Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus joins Europa and Mars as possible locations for life beyond Earth.
One of Saturn’s many moons, Enceladus seems to have a large body of water hiding under its icy crust.
An ocean of water has been found underneath the icy crust of Enceladus, Saturn’s sixth largest moon, according to observations of the Cassini spacecraft published in Science today. This result has come…
Finding liquid water on a celestial body within the solar system is exciting. The only thing that is probably more exciting…