permanently shadowed crater

Lighting Up the Moon’s Permanently Shadowed Craters

The Moon's polar regions are home to permanently shadowed craters. In those craters is ancient ice, and establishing a presence…

1 month ago

Ice Deposits on Ceres Might Only Be a Few Thousand Years Old

The dwarf planet Ceres has some permanently dark craters that hold ice. Astronomers thought the ice was ancient when they…

2 months ago

Wireless Power Transmission Could Enable Exploration of the Far Side of the Moon

How can future lunar exploration communicate from the far side of the Moon despite never being inline with the Earth?…

2 months ago

The Darkest Parts of the Moon are Revealed with NASA’s New Camera

While the surface of the Moon has been mapped in incredible detail over the last several decades, one region has…

9 months ago

The Moon's Southern Ice is Relatively Young

According to new research from the PSI, water ice found within permanently-shadowed craters on the Moon is younger than previously…

9 months ago

China’s Chang’e-7 Will Deploy a Hopper that Jumps into a Crater in Search of Water Ice

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese National Space Administration recently published a study in the journal…

11 months ago

New Spacecraft Can See Into the Permanently Shadowed Craters on the Moon

Shackleton Crater at the lunar south pole is one of the locations on NASA’s shortlist for human exploration with the…

1 year ago

‘TransFormers’ Could Beam Light Into Permanently Shadowed Craters

Permanently shadowed craters on the moon or Mercury are one of the most exciting locations to search for water. Because…

11 years ago