lunar regolith

Plants can grow in lunar regolith, but they’re not happy about it

NASA is sending astronauts back to the Moon by the end of this decade, and hope to send humans to…

3 months ago

The Surface of the Moon is Electrically Charged, Which Could Allow a Hovering Robot to Explore it

A team from MIT has developed a concept for a robotic mission that would use ion beams to levitate on…

7 months ago

There’s Enough Oxygen in the Lunar Regolith to Support Billions of People on the Moon

In recent article, soil scientist John Grant discusses the ways in which we could harvest abundant amounts of oxygen directly…

9 months ago

Did the Moon Ever Have a Magnetosphere?

New research led by Rochester University has shown the Moon had a short-lived magnetosphere, which has implications for future lunar…

12 months ago

Astronauts Could Dust off Themselves and Equipment on the Moon With an Electron Beam

In the near future, astronauts could use a handheld electron beam to remove lunar dust from their suits and hardware.

1 year ago

Lunar Dust is Still One of The Biggest Challenges Facing Moon Exploration

The ESA is investing in research that will lead to spacesuits and materials that can handle one of the biggest…

2 years ago

NASA Will Pay You to Retrieve Regolith and Rocks from the Moon

NASA is offering to pay commercial contractors to retrieve lunar regolith and rocks to demonstrate their ability to harvest resources…

2 years ago

Radishes Can Likely Grow in Lunar Regolith

For many of us, gardening has been a therapeutic distraction during this time of pandemic quarantine. But some researchers from…

2 years ago

NASA is Testing a Coating to Help Astronauts and Their Equipment Shed Dangerous Lunar Dust

NASA is developing an advanced new coating that could protect everything from spacecraft systems to astronauts from harmful lunar dust.

3 years ago

This is What Moondust Looks Like When You Remove All the Oxygen. A Pile of Metal

The Moon has abundant oxygen and minerals, things that are indispensable to any space-faring civilization. The problem is they're locked…

3 years ago