Latest Natural satellite habitability Stories
NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to science and engineering communities for ideas for a mission to Europa that could address fundamental questions of the enigmatic moon and the search for life beyond Earth.
Astronomers searching for extraterrestrial life have begun to consider exomoons, or those likely orbiting planets outside our solar system, and new research has found that they are just as likely to support life as exoplanets.
In the hunt for the elusive "blue dot" exoplanet – a planet with roughly the same characteristics as Earth – astronomers have discovered a veritable rogue's gallery of oddballs.
- Having no light.
- Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.