Right here in our solar system, researchers think these three small ocean-containing bodies — Saturn’s Enceladus and Titan and Jupiter’s Europa — just might harbor the conditions for existence to begin.
There are continents to explore right below our feet — including two giant blobs 100 times as tall as Everest. Here’s how seismologist and geophysicist Ed Garnero is studying this unseen and largely uncharted territory.
The neutrino has been called “the ghost particle,” due to its otherworldly ability to pass through solid objects, including you and me. Researchers in Antarctica are trying to catch them, hoping they might reveal the most energetic areas of the universe.
At this conservation center in central China, captive-born pandas go through a gradual, carefully monitored process to prepare them to live in their natural habitat. Photographer Ami Vitale shows how they go from wriggly newborns to independent adventurers.