moon rocks

The Moon had Volcanoes More Recently Than Previously Believed

Recent analysis of the samples returned by the Chang'e-5 mission reveal that volcanic activity on the Moon lasted longer than…

1 month ago

China’s Rover Checks out that Weird Cube on the Moon. Surprise! It’s a Rock.

Back in early December 2021, China’s Yutu 2 rover made headlines when it spied what looked like a curious cube-shaped…

11 months ago

Chang’e-5 Returned an Exotic Collection of Moon Rocks

Scientists have begun studying the samples returned from the Moon by China’s Chang’e-5 mission in December 2020, and a group…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

That Strange Gel-Like Material Discovered by China’s Lunar Rover? It’s Just Rock

In January 2019, China landed its Chang'e 4 mission on the Moon's far side. The Yutu-2 rover got busy exploring…

2 years ago

Study of Moon Rocks Suggest Interior of the Moon is Really Dry

A new study of the "Rusty Rocks" returned by the Apollo 16 mission suggest that the Moon's interior is very…

5 years ago

What is Moon Mining?

The idea of Moon mining has been around for decades, and is becoming more attractive thanks to the NewSpace industry…

6 years ago

Searching for Moon Rocks Here on Earth

[/caption] Wanted: Moon rocks. Whereabouts: Unknown. Alarmingly, some of our Moon rocks are missing! After the Apollo Moon landings, then-U.S.…

13 years ago

Moon Rock Will Return to Space Aboard Endeavour

CREDIT: ONORBIT.COM/EVEREST In May of last year, we followed the story of former astronaut Scott Parazynski, as he climbed Mt.…

13 years ago