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NASA Tests Autonomous Lunar Landing Technology

In anticipation of many Moon landings to come, NASA is testing an autonomous lunar landing system in the Mojave Desert…

2 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

The Moon is Older Than Scientists Thought

The most comprehensive and widely-held theory of how the Moon formed is called the 'giant impact hypothesis.' That hypothesis shows…

2 months ago

Toyota is Building a Pressurized Lunar Rover for Japan

JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, is teaming up with the nation's largest company to build a lunar rover. Toyota,…

2 months ago

India’s Chandrayaan-2 is Heading to the Moon

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) has successfully launched their Chandrayaan-2 mission to the Moon. The mission, which includes an orbiter,…

2 months ago

That Explains a Lot. The Moon’s Largest Crater has a Chunk of Metal Embedded in it That’s 5 Times Bigger than the Big Island of Hawaii

One of the largest craters in the Solar System is on our Moon. It's called the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin…

3 months ago

LEGO’s New Apollo 11 Lunar Lander has been Released

The 50th anniversary of You-Know-What is coming up and LEGO is getting in on the celebration. The much-beloved company has…

4 months ago

The Collision that Created the Moon Might Have Also Brought Water to the Early Earth

Scientists at the University of Munster have discovered that Earth got its water from a collision with Theia. Theia was…

4 months ago

Here’s Where Beresheet Crashed into the Moon

The Beresheet lander came oh-so-close to touching down on the surface of the Moon, but something went wrong and it…

4 months ago