Moon

Exploring the Moon’s Shadowed Regions Using Beamed Energy

NASA is exploring new concepts for its long-awaited return to the Moon, one of which promises to "beam" power wherever…

3 weeks ago

How do you get Power into Your Lunar Base? With a Tower of Concrete Several Kilometers High

It sounds like science fiction, but building an enormous tower several kilometers high on the Lunar surface may be the…

1 month ago

The Most Recent Volcanic Activity on the Moon? Just 100 Million Years ago

Regions of the Moon known as irregular mare patches - formed by magma cooling from a volcanic eruption - have…

1 month ago

NASA is Considering a Radio Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon

The University of Colorado Boulder and Lunar Resources Inc. have just won NASA funding to study the possibility of building…

1 month ago

China’s Super-Heavy Lift Rocket Will Carry 100 Tons to the Moon

China's proposed next-generation rocket reached the final stage of feasibility studies this month. The planned launch vehicle, known as the…

1 month ago

The Largest Crater on the Moon Reveals Secrets About its Early History

One of the oldest, deepest, and largest impact craters on the Moon provides a window into the history and makeup…

2 months ago

The Earth’s Magnetosphere Might be Creating Water on the Moon

There's no doubt that the Moon has water on its surface. Orbiters have spotted deposits of ice persisting in the…

2 months ago

Here are NASA’s Science Priorities for the Artemis Missions

NASA has released the Artemis III Science Definition Team Report, which defines the science operations that the "first woman and…

4 months ago

White House Encourages NASA to Work on Space-Based Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems

In what's likely to be one of the last space policy initiatives of his administration, President Donald Trump has issued…

4 months ago

Here’s Chang’e-5, Seen From Lunar Orbit

Images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) show where the Chang'e-5 mission landed. The samples obtained by this lander…

4 months ago