apr 042014
 
Large Ocean Inside Saturn's Moon Enceladus

  NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have uncovered evidence Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors a large underground ocean of liquid water, furthering scientific interest in the moon as a potential home to extraterrestrial microbes. Gravity measurements by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network suggest that Saturn’s moon Enceladus, which has jets of water vapor [continue reading]

mrt 152013
 
Super-Sized Twin of our Solar System Contains Also Water

  Glimpses of a giant alien planet may help to answer questions about its origins and those of our own Solar System.   A team of astronomers, including Quinn Konopacky of the University of Toronto’s Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, have made the most detailed examination yet of the atmosphere of a Jupiter-like planet [continue reading]

feb 272013
 
Largest and Most Distant Reservoir of Water Yet Discovered

  Water really is everywhere. Two teams of astronomers, each led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), have discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the Universe. Looking from a distance of 30 billion trillion miles away into a quasar—one of the brightest and most violent objects in [continue reading]

okt 092012
 
Huge Amounts of Water Detected at Dawn of Stellar Birth

  ESA’s Herschel space observatory has discovered enough water vapour to fill Earth’s oceans more than 2000 times over, in a gas and dust cloud that is on the verge of collapsing into a new Sun-like star. Herschel’s infrared view of part of the Taurus Molecular Cloud, within which the bright, cold pre-stellar cloud L1544 [continue reading]