Moon

800 Million Years Ago, it Was Raining Asteroids on the Earth and Moon

Natural processes here on Earth continually re-shape the planet's surface. Craters from ancient asteroid strikes are erased in a short…

4 months ago

The Moon Might Have Formed a Little Later than Originally Believed

A new study indicates that the Moon is actually younger than we thought, and wasn't finished forming until the Earth's…

4 months 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…

5 months ago

What Telescope Will Be Needed to See the First Stars in the Universe? The Ultimately Large Telescope

The oldest stars in the Universe are cloaked in darkness. Their redshift is so high, we can only wonder about…

5 months ago

The Moon Might Be More Metal-Rich Than We Thought

A new study shows that the Moon is more metal-rich than previously thought. That has some far-reaching implications for our…

5 months ago

Do We Now Understand Why the Moon’s Near and Far Sides Look So Dramatically Different?

The Moon is easily the most well-studied object in the Solar System, (other than Earth, of course.) But it still…

5 months ago

Last Year’s Total Solar Eclipse on Earth, Seen From the Moon

On July 2, 2019, the Moon cast its shadow on the surface of the Earth. This time, the shadow's path…

5 months ago

Hilarious Supercut of Astronauts Falling on the Moon

The Apollo astronauts walked on the Moon, yes. But they also hopped, bounded, and shuffled. And sometimes they fell, spectacularly.…

5 months ago

Want to Mine Ice on the Moon? Scientists Create a Map for Where to Start

The first lunar maps consisted of simply the best images of the Moon from Earth-based telescopes, which were converted to…

6 months ago

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…

6 months ago