Moon

The Largest Crater on the Moon Reveals Secrets About its Early History

One of the oldest, deepest, and largest impact craters on the Moon provides a window into the history and makeup…

1 week ago

NASA has Decided to Start Building the Lunar Gateway Using the Falcon Heavy

According to a recent statement, NASA has contracted SpaceX to launch the core elements of the Gateway to the Moon…

1 week ago

Lunar Spacecraft Gets an Upgrade to Capture New Perspectives of the Moon

Eleven years into its mission, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is starting to show its age, but a recent software…

1 week ago

The Earth’s Magnetosphere Might be Creating Water on the Moon

There's no doubt that the Moon has water on its surface. Orbiters have spotted deposits of ice persisting in the…

3 weeks ago

Chang’e-5 Brought Home 1.7 Kilograms of Lunar Samples

China’s Chang'e-5 lunar lander retrieved about 1.7 kilograms (3.81 pounds) of samples from the Moon, according to the China National…

2 months ago

To Help Trudge Through the Snow, the Chang’e-5 Recovery Team Wore Powered Exoskeletons

Other worlds aren’t the only difficult terrain personnel will have to traverse in humanity’s exploration of the solar system.  There…

2 months ago

A Canadian Astronaut Will be on Artemis 2, Making it the Second Nation to Send Humans Into Deep Space (but not Walk on the Moon)

NASA and the Canadian Space Agency have announced that a Canadian astronaut will fly as part of the Artemis II…

2 months ago

Here are NASA’s Science Priorities for the Artemis Missions

NASA has released the Artemis III Science Definition Team Report, which defines the science operations that the "first woman and…

2 months ago

Here’s Chang’e-5, Seen From Lunar Orbit

Images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) show where the Chang'e-5 mission landed. The samples obtained by this lander…

2 months ago

A Company is Hoping to Race Rovers on the Moon

There is an argument to be made about playing sports in space.  Differences in gravity, atmospheres, and even “weather” can…

3 months ago