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These new robots will plunge into the ocean’s most alien depths
The Orpheus submersibles are designed to explore an extreme zone of the Earth's seas—and could help pave the way for science on distant worlds.
Saturn has a slushy core and rings that wiggle
Astronomers used the rings as a seismograph to peer inside the planet’s core.
Is something burping methane on Saturn’s ocean moon?
With water, hot vents, and tasty hydrogen, Enceladus has everything methanogen microbes could ever want. But is anybody home?
If life exists on Titan, it’s even weirder than we thought
Any microbes may have to forego membranes, or live underground.
Mysterious stripes on Saturn’s moon Enceladus may have a new origin story
Something powerful split open the icy moon’s south pole.
The first global map of Titan reveals Earth-like features with a peculiar twist
Rain with no water. Air with no oxygen. Hills with no soil.
Saturn now has 82 known moons—so why did we only get one?
Scientists may have an explanation for the absurd abundance.
NASA’s new mission to Titan is looking for life in all the right places
Saturn's moon is shockingly Earth-like, so NASA is sending a drone.
Saturn is ancient, but its rings are only as old as the dinosaurs
How the gas giant got its rings.
Megapixels: Watch Saturn’s hexagonal clouds swirl
Saturn's northern pole is home to a six-sided feature that mystifies scientists.