Moon

Lighting Up the Moon’s Permanently Shadowed Craters

The Moon's polar regions are home to permanently shadowed craters. In those craters is ancient ice, and establishing a presence…

2 weeks ago

Here’s Where China’s Sample Return Mission is Headed

Humanity got its first look at the other side of the Moon in 1959 when the USSR's Luna 3 probe…

2 weeks ago

Lunar Explorers Could Run to Create Artificial Gravity for Themselves

Few things in life are certain. But it seems highly probable that people will explore the lunar surface over the…

3 weeks ago

Japan’s Lunar Lander Survives its Third Lunar Night

Space travel and exploration was never going to be easy. Failures are sadly all too common but it's wonderful to…

4 weeks ago

Here’s Why We Should Put a Gravitational Wave Observatory on the Moon

Scientists detected the first long-predicted gravitational wave in 2015, and since then, researchers have been hungering for better detectors. But…

4 weeks ago

There are Four Ways to Build with Regolith on the Moon

Over the last few years I have been renovating my home. Building on Earth seems to be a fairly well…

1 month ago

Artemis Astronauts Will Deploy New Seismometers on the Moon

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Apollo astronauts set up a collection of lunar seismometers to detect possible Moon quakes.…

1 month ago

The Solar Eclipse Like We’ve Never Seen it Before

You had to be in the right part of North America to get a great view of the recent solar…

1 month ago

NASA is Building an Electrodynamic Shield to Deal with all that Dust on the Moon and Mars

Exploration of the Moon or other dusty environments comes with challenges. The lunar surface is covered in material known as…

1 month ago

Wireless Power Transmission Could Enable Exploration of the Far Side of the Moon

How can future lunar exploration communicate from the far side of the Moon despite never being inline with the Earth?…

1 month ago