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Data from Pluto mission expected to keep arriving for 16 months

Laurel - The universe itself may be billions of years old, but that doesn't mean all of its components were created at the same time.

NASA’s Cassini's last fly-by of Saturn’s weird moon Hyperion

Pasadena - NASA’s Cassini spacecraft makes what will be its last close approach to Saturn’s oddly shaped moon, Hyperion, today, Sunday, May 31.

Ice, liquid found on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, may harbor life

Think Mars is the ultimate life-harboring planet in our solar system? Think again. Recent findings from NASA indicate there may be life on not one, but two of Jupiter’s moons.

'Vulcan' overwhelming choice of names for Pluto's smallest moons

Mountain View - Star Trek fans have reason to celebrate after learning their choice for the name of one of Pluto's smallest moon is the overwhelming favorite.

Earth had two moons that collided to form one, new study says

Santa Cruz - A new study says the Earth may have had two moons in the past. According to the study, the two moons crashed into each other to form the Moon we have today. Scientists say this may explain why the two sides of our Moon are so different from each other.

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The moons of Pluto
The moons of Pluto
Hubble Site
This global view of Jupiter s moon  Io  was obtained during the tenth orbit of Jupiter by NASA s Gal...
This global view of Jupiter's moon, Io, was obtained during the tenth orbit of Jupiter by NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Io, which is slightly larger than Earth's Moon, is the most volcanically active body in the solar system.
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Saturn s rings and moons from 2013 space probe
Saturn's rings and moons from 2013 space probe
Jupiter s moon Ganymede  the largest in the solar system  has layered ocean subsurface which may ind...
Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest in the solar system, has layered ocean subsurface which may indicate it harbors life.