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Now Is the Time to See Jupiter!

David J. Eicher | Posted 03.05.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

Jupiter is at maximum brilliancy, reflecting the greatest amount of sunlight straight back to us, and it's also visible all night, rising at sunset and setting at sunrise.

First Alien Moon May Have Been Spotted

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Exoplanets are almost old hat to astronomers, who by now have found more than 1,000 such worlds beyond the solar system. The next frontier is exomoon...

LOOK: 'Lost' Moon Mysteriously Reappears

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 10.09.2013 | Science

A tiny, mysterious moon orbiting Neptune has been spotted for the first time in more than 20 years. By analyzing photos taken by the Hubble Space Tel...

Super-Bizarre Interior Seen For Saturn's Biggest Moon

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 08.29.2013 | Science

The tough icy shell of Saturn's largest moon Titan is apparently far stronger than previously thought, researchers say. These surprising new finding...

WATCH: Rover Captures Otherwordly Skywatching First

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.16.2013 | Science

A spectacular new video from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the Red Planet's two tiny moons eclipsing each other in an otherworldly skywatching fi...

New Names Given To Dwarf Planet's Puny Moons

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 07.02.2013 | Science

It's official! Two tiny moons orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto finally have new names: Styx and Kerberos. The International Astronomical Union — t...

Alien Moons Could Host Life, Astronomers Say

Posted 03.08.2013 | Science

By: Adam Hadhazy, Astrobiology Magazine Published: 03/07/2013 06:57 AM EST on SPACE.com Astronomers have their fingers crossed that within the hau...

Astronomers Unveil Moon-Naming Contest

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Want to name Pluto's two tiniest moons? Then you'll need to dig deep into mythology. Astronomers announced a contest Monday t...

Making Our Relationship With the Earth Work in the New Year

Andy McDonald | Posted 03.10.2013 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

Don't embarrass the Earth in front of guests. Remember that party when you and the Earth were on the same Pictionary team and you called the Earth stupid because he couldn't get the word "sorrow"? That's a tough Pictionary word, give the Earth a break.

Cataclysmic Event May Explain Moon's Mysterious Large Dark Spot

Posted 10.30.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 10/30/2012 12:07 PM EDT on SPACE.com The largest dark spot on the moon, known as the Ocean of Storms, may be a scar...

FRIDAY: Last Chance To View 'Blue'-tiful Sky Event Till 2015

Posted 08.30.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/29/2012 08:31 AM EDT on LiveScience Your last chance to see a blue moon until 2015 ...

YIKES? Giant Moon Looms Over French Town

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.01.2012 | Science

Who's afraid of Phobos? The residents of Grenoble might be--if this image of the Mars moon looming over the French town were real. But the fantastical...

Vast Landslides On Icy Moon May Hold Clues To Earth Geology

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 07/30/2012 01:03 PM EDT on SPACE.com Long landslides spotted on Saturn's moon, Iapetus, could help provide clues...

PHOTO: Strange Vortex Discovered On Saturn's Moon

Posted 07.11.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 07/10/2012 07:18 PM EDT on SPACE.com A NASA spacecraft has spied a vortex swirling in the atmosphere high above...

Earth Usually Has Second Tiny, Temporary 'Moon'

Posted 12.28.2011 | Science

By John Matson (Click here for original article.) The moon has been with us for billions of years, almost since the formation of Earth. From then ...

PHOTOS: Spectacular Views Of The Solar System's Moons

Posted 12.15.2011 | Green

From Mother Nature Network: Earth's moon shines brightly in our sky, but it is not the only satellite in our solar system. Experts estimate there a...

Life at the SETI Institute: Paul Estrada -- From Dust to Planets

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Gail Jacobs If planets are a dime a dozen, moons are less than a penny each. There are at least 139 moons just within our own solar system. Most o...

Life at the SETI Institute: Europa -- Exploration of an Extraterrestrial Ocean

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Dr. Cynthia B. Phillips Planetary geologist at the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute Jupiter's moon Europa ...