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More than four decades after US astronauts first visited the lunar surface, scientists have finally determined both the actual shape of the moon and the forces responsible for giving it that form.
A bulge of elevated topography on the farside of the moon--known as the lunar farside highlands--has defied explanation for decades.
Saturn's icy moon Enceladus should not be one of the most promising places in our solar system to look for extraterrestrial life.
Could microbial life exist inside Enceladus, where no sunlight reaches, photosynthesis is impossible and no oxygen is available? The answer appears to be, yes, it could be possible. It is this tantalizing potential that brings us back to Enceladus for further study.
Planet Triton -- Triton is the planet Neptune's largest moon, discovered by William Lassell in 1846 just 17 days after the planet itself was discovered. It is named after Triton, from Greek mythology. Triton is unique among all large moons in the solar system for its retrograde orbit around the planet (i.e., it orbits in a direction opposite to the planet's rotation). Jupiter's moons Ananke, Carme, Pasiphae and Sinope and Saturn's moon Phoebe also orbit retrograde, but all of them...
Jupiter's Moon Europa -- Europa is a puzzle. The sixth largest moon in our Solar System, Europa confounds and intrigues scientists. Few bodies in the Solar System have attracted as much scientific attention as this moon of Jupiter because of its possible subsurface ocean of water. The more we learn about this icy moon, the more questions we have. Because the nature of science is to ask questions, we cannot resist the mystery of Europa and its potential for possessing an ocean. Early...
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.