Where are the ocean worlds in our solar system?

Ocean worlds are planets, moons and rocky bodies in our solar system where there are large amounts of water. Many of Saturn and Jupiter’s moons — including Enceladus and Europa, respectively — have long been suspected of having oceans concealed beneath their surfaces. But there are other worlds at edges of our solar system that may hold secret oceans of their own, like Neptune’s moon Triton. Currently, Earth is the only ocean world we know of with absolute certainty. But other potential oc

What are the most Earth-like worlds we’ve found?

It goes without saying the most Earth-like planet we know of is Earth. Barring a scenario where many Earths exist within a hypothetical multiverse, this is the only one we’ve got. The qualities that make our planet Earth-like — its rockiness and mass among others — are important to researchers searching for other worlds like ours. Other galaxies could be full of sibling Earths: In fact, evidence suggests there may be as many as one Earth-like planet for every five Sun-like stars in the Milky Way

The Milky Way is Hiding a Mind-Blowing Number of Black Holes in its Center

The Milky Way is Hiding a Mind-Blowing Number of Black Holes in its Center We all know there’s a super hungry black hole at the center of our galaxy called Sagittarius A*. But a physicist tells Inverse his new research suggests there could be tens of thousands of black holes in the heart of the Milky Way. “There has been a multi-decades long prediction that there ought to be some huge number like 10,000 to 20,000 black holes at the center of the galaxy…but there hasn’t been any solid evidence,

Mars One Is a "Money Grab" Where Everyone Loses

Over the last three months, Inverse spoke to Joshua Richards, a current applicant with Mars One, two executives at Mars One, three former applicants, representatives from SpaceX and Lockheed Martin, and a former head NASA scientist on human research. These conversations, in concert with Mars One financial data obtained by Inverse, suggest without a modicum of doubt that the company’s chief officers appear to be recklessly piloting a company in serious financial and strategic crisis. At best, they are willfully ignorant about the company’s rapidly depleting resources, which are filled by astronaut hopefuls, donations, and a pool of investors. At worst, the project’s leaders are intentionally disregarding the chaos of their organization and taking participants along for a wild ride — but not one that’s going to Mars.

A Few Last Words On The Best Spacecraft of Our Lives, Before It Dies

Space has a funny way of making us feel both incredibly small yet infinitely lucky for being part of such a vast cosmic sorority. Of course, humans have barely scratched the surface of the final frontier—we’ve never even sent people beyond the Moon. While many uncrewed spacecraft have done an incredible job of revealing our solar neighborhood to us, honestly, none did it better than NASA’s Cassini probe.

We're Ignoring Women Astronauts' Health At Our Peril

WASHINGTON, D.C.—It’s 7pm, and the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University, which was packed with investors, aerospace tycoons, and scientists just hours ago, has dwindled to a dedicated few. It’s a very different crowd than the folks who came earlier in the day to watch Buzz Aldrin and other space veterans speak—for one thing, a group of Girl Scouts has crowded the front row. For the first time all day, two women have taken the stage at the Humans to Mars summit in Washington, D.C. And that’s part of the problem.

Whoa, There’s A New Earth-Like Planet Super Nearby

Humans haven't been quite the stewards of our environment we'd hope to be. We don't have the best track record of being nice to the Earth, or each other, for that matter. But good news: Scientists at MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research have found a new exoplanet that's roughly the size of Earth 39 light-years away from us. Believe it or not, that's actually pretty close -- according to the Kavli Institute, it's the "closest exoplanet to Earth ever discovered."

NASA’s About To Plunge A Spacecraft Through Spray From The ‘Underground Ocean’ Of Saturn’s Moon

NASA’s About To Plunge A Spacecraft Through Spray From The ‘Underground Ocean’ Of Saturn’s Moon How do I even begin to explain this amazing, absolutely bananas space f--kery? On Wednesday, NASA will send an unmanned spacecraft through the icy spray of Saturn's moon, Enceladus. Why does Saturn's moon have an icy spray, you might ask? Oh, NBD, but Saturn has an "underground ocean" made of liquid water, Discovery reports.