the moon

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…

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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…

8 months 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Lunar Gateway Could be Built With the Falcon Heavy

NASA has announced that the Lunar Gateway could be launched in the coming years using the Falcon Heavy or another…

1 year ago

Want to Mine the Moon? Here’s a Detailed Map of all its Minerals

The USGS' Astrogeology Science Center has released a complete mineral map of the Moon, which the lunar mining crowd is…

1 year ago

The Companies Taking NASA Back to the Moon in 2024: Blue Origin, SpaceX and Dynetics

NASA recently announced the three companies that will be building lunar landing systems to take astronauts back to the Moon…

1 year ago

Trump Signs an Executive Order Allowing Mining the Moon and Asteroids

The Trump administration just signed an executive order that has given the green light to asteroid and lunar mining and…

2 years ago