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India has Located the Vikram Lander, But it’s Still not Communicating With Home

The ISRO has confirmed the location of their Vikram lander on the lunar surface, but is uncertain if it survived…

1 week ago

Chandrayaan 2 Mission Loses Contact With Vikram Lander During Descent

The ISRO dispatched their Vikram lunar lander towards the lunar surface today, but lost contact with it just before it…

2 weeks ago

The Spaceline: an Elevator From the Earth to the Moon –

A team of scientists recently proposed an alternative to a Space Elevator - the "Spaceline", a tether that extends from…

2 weeks ago

By Continuously Watching the Moon, we Could Detect Interstellar Meteorites

In a new study, a pair Harvard scientists calculated how often interstellar objects could collide with our Moon, and how…

3 weeks ago

How Do We Colonize the Moon?

Welcome back to our series on Colonizing the Solar System! Today, we take a look at that closest of celestial…

4 weeks ago

Astrobotic is Going to Use a Vulcan Rocket For its Lunar Lander in 2021

The commercial delivery company Astriobiotic will be working with the ULA to send payloads to the Moon for NASA beginning…

4 weeks ago

When it Comes to Gamma Radiation, the Moon is Actually Brighter Than the Sun

The eerie, hellish glow coming from the Moon may seem unreal in this image, since it's invisible to our eyes.…

1 month ago

Hardy Tardigrades on Board Israel’s Beresheet Lander Probably Survived the Crash

When SpaceIL's Beresheet lander crashed into the Moon, it was a bitter-sweet moment for Israel's space exploration aspirations. The privately-built…

1 month ago

There May be Thick Ice Deposits on the Moon and Mercury

According to a new analysis of LRO and MESSENGER data, the ice deposits on the Moon and Mercury could be…

1 month ago

Rock Almost Rolled Into This Crater on the Moon… Almost

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter recently spotted a boulder that had rolled downhill inside the Antoniadi crater, very nearly landing in…

2 months ago