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This Laser Powered Rover Could Stay in the Shadows on the Moon and Continue to Explore

The craters on the Moon's poles are in permanent shadow. But they're also intriguing locations, due to deposits of water…

1 week ago

India’s Chandrayaan 2 is Creating the Highest Resolution Map We Have of the Moon

ISRO's Chandrayaan 2 orbiter is quantifying just how much water ice exists on the Moon’s poles.

3 months ago

Comparing Mountains on the Moon to the Earth’s Peaks

NASA's Artemis Program is planning to land astronauts on the Moon's south pole. To prepare for this, NASA's Solar System…

3 months ago

NASA is Planning to Build a Lunar Rover With a 1-Meter Drill to Search for Water Ice

Meet VIPER, NASA's new lunar rover, equipped with a drill to probe the Moon's surface and look for water ice.…

3 months ago

Astronomers Discover a Tiny New Temporary Moon for the Earth. Welcome to the Family 2020 CD3

Astronomers are increasingly interested in Near-Earth Objects, or NEOs. There are ongoing efforts to find them all and catalog them…

3 months ago

A NASA Panel Says We Don’t Need to be so Careful About Infecting Other Worlds

It's time to update the rules. That's the conclusion of a panel that examined NASA's rules for planetary protection. It…

7 months ago

NASA’s New Lunar Spacesuit is Going to be a Lot More Comfortable for Astronauts

NASA is developing new spacesuits for their Artemis program. The new suits will give the astronauts greater mobility, will be…

7 months 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…

8 months ago

China’s Lander Successfully Grew Some Cotton Plants on the Moon. Fruit Flies and Potatoes Didn’t Fare So Well

When China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft landed on the lunar far side on January 3rd 2019, it made history. It was the…

8 months ago

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…

9 months ago