the moon

Orion Splashes Down in the Pacific Ocean, Completing the Artemis I Mission

The Artemis I mission has splashed down, ending its mission and validating the technology that will take astronauts back to…

2 months ago

Were Phobos and Deimos Once a Single Martian Moon That Split up? Not Likely, says New Study

A new study has cast doubt on the theory that Mars' moons Phobos and Deimos were once a single moon…

6 months ago

The Moon’s Ancient Volcanoes Could Have Created Ice Sheets Dozens of Meters Thick

Everyone loves looking at the Moon, especially through a telescope. To see those dark and light patches scattered across its…

8 months ago

One Crater on the Moon is Filled with Ice and Gas that Came from a Comet Impact

After reanalyzing data from the LRO mission, a team of scientists has determined that water ice observed in a lunar…

12 months ago

Volcanism on the Moon Ended About 2 Billion Years ago

An international team examined lunar rocks brought back by the Chang'e-5 mission, and determined that volcanism ended on the Moon…

1 year ago

Apollo Rocks Reveal the Moon’s Early History

A new analysis of lunar rock samples has revealed details about its early history, particularly how the Moon's iron core…

2 years ago

Lunar Landings Will Make it Harder to Study the Moon’s Ice Deposits

A new study led by researchers from the JHUAPL indicates that future missions to the Moon could contaminate the lunar…

2 years ago

The Moon is an Ideal Spot for a Gravitational Wave Observatory

A prestigious pair of astronomers have published a paper recommending that a gravitational wave observatory be built on the far…

3 years ago

NASA is Giving the SLS a “Green Run” to Prepare it for Launch in Late 2021

Engineers at NASA's Stennis Space Center have resumed tests of the Core Stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) in…

3 years ago

This “All Terminator” Image of the Moon isn’t Actually Possible to See. But it Sure is Beautiful

"This moon might look a little funny to you, and that's because it is an impossible scene," wrote photographer Andrew…

3 years ago