Infographic: More Ocean Worlds

This illustration depicts the best-known candidates in our search for life in the solar system.

Earth isn't the only ocean world in our solar system. Oceans could exist in diverse forms on moons and dwarf planets, offering clues in the quest to discover life beyond our home planet.

NASA's robotic explorers are out there, traveling to these distant and uncharted ocean worlds.

  • The Dawn spacecraft explored Ceres, an intriguing dwarf planet.
  • New Horizons explored Pluto and is going deeper into the Kuiper Belt.
  • The Cassini mission revealed the secrets of Enceladus and Titan.
  • NASA's future water world explorer, Europa Clipper, is taking shape in the minds of scientists and engineers.