Now explore planets, moons in Google Maps

Now explore planets, moons in Google Maps

Google Maps now enables a visit to Saturn's natural satellites such as Enceladus, Dione or Iapetus, Rhea and Mimas as well as Jupiter's Europa and Ganymede.

Oct 17, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
Saturn moons younger than previously thought: Study

Saturn moons younger than previously thought: Study

Saturn's moons may be younger than previously thought, says a study based on freshly-harvested data from NASA's Cassini mission.

Dec 08, 2016, 22:37 PM IST

Huge lava lake spotted on moon orbiting Jupiter

A US radio telescope has captured images of an enormous lava lake on the surface of Io, one of the moons orbiting the planet Jupiter, the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society (PRAS) reported.

Jun 07, 2015, 07:23 AM IST
Pluto's moons tumbling in absolute chaos: NASA

Pluto's moons tumbling in absolute chaos: NASA

NASA`s Hubble space telescope has provided the first glimpse of Pluto`s moons that wobble unpredictably, tumbling in absolute chaos.

Jun 04, 2015, 11:10 AM IST

Which planetary moons should you look out for this month?

Although our planet Earth only has one Moon, most other planets (except Mercury and Venus, which have no natural satellites or moons of their own and Mars, which has just two moons that are small irregular sized objects) have a large number of moons revolving around them.

Mar 25, 2014, 15:35 PM IST

Researchers reveal how sand dunes are formed

Researchers after a four-year experiment have revealed how prevailing winds create sand dunes on Earth.

Jan 13, 2014, 18:58 PM IST

Pluto may have 10 more undiscovered moons

Pluto`s orbit may host a formation of 10 or more tiny undiscovered moons, which would each measure just 1 to 3 kilometres across, astronomers say.

Mar 17, 2013, 16:38 PM IST

Most liveable ‘moons and planets’ revealed

Saturn’s moon Titan and the exoplanet Gliese 581g - thought to reside some 20.5 light-years away in the constellation Libra – are among the most habitable alien worlds, according to scientists.

Nov 26, 2011, 09:36 AM IST

New study finds how Kleopatra got its moons

A team of French and American astronomers has found how the asteroid Kleopatra gave birth to two moons probably spawned by the asteroid sometime in the past 100 million years.

Feb 23, 2011, 13:29 PM IST

Moons around ‘hot Jupiter’ can’t exist due to gravitational pulls

A new study has shown that any moons around the distant large planets would be stripped away by gravitational pulls.

Aug 18, 2010, 13:43 PM IST

Cassini finds Saturn`s moons reshaping its rings

Some deformations from the normal pattern in the shape of F ring, one of the seven rings of Saturn, have been recently captured by NASA`s Cassini spacecraft.

Oct 15, 2009, 16:03 PM IST

Earth-sized moons may orbit around ``hot Jupiters``

In a new study, scientists have determined that giant gas planets like Jupiter, which orbit close to their parent star, could harbour moons the size of Earth.

Sep 13, 2009, 10:27 AM IST