Luna

50 Years Ago We Got Our First Picture from the Moon

On this date half a century ago the Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft made humanity's first-ever soft landing on the surface of…

6 years ago

What is the Moon’s Real Name?

We call it the Moon, but... what's its real name? You know, the name that scientists call the Moon. As…

7 years ago

Is It Time to Return to the Moon?

Humans haven't set foot on the Moon -- or any other world outside of our own, for that matter --…

10 years ago

Revisiting The First Rover

[/caption] Before there was Curiosity, before Spirit, and Opportunity, and even long before Sojourner, there was Lunokhod 1, the Soviet…

10 years ago

You Too Can Find Missing Russian Spacecraft

On Monday, NASA released the complete set of science data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera’s first six months of…

12 years ago