Earth’s finishing touch came with a wallop when a Mars-sized hunk of real estate crashed into the fetal planet some 95 million years after the birth of the solar system -- later than some astronomers thought -- sending up debris that eventually formed moon.
In an effort to exploit in-situ resources on the moon and Mars, NASA is designing instruments that could aid future manned missions to both destinations.
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China's Jade Rabbit rover sent back its first pictures from the moon.
China's first-ever moon rover is driving on the lunar surface.
The historic lunar arrival makes China only the third nation to make a soft-landing on Earth's celestial neighbor.
A $30 million Google-backed competition to land a spacecraft on the moon may be about to be scooped... by China.
How does a country preserve its mark on the moon for decades to come? It may not seem like the moon is a busy space-traffic hub these days, but in the not-too-distant future, that could change.
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