It's a long-range plan -- like 50 years long! -- but China has begun making serious noises about mining the moon for a form of helium that's rare here but not so rare on our little lunar buddy.
On Jan. 26, astronomers will be keeping their eyes peeled for a large space rock that is due to make a fast dash past the Earth-moon system.
A Chinese spacecraft service module has entered orbit around the moon, months after being used in the country's landmark test flight that sent a prototype sample-return capsule on a flight around the moon.
Scientists believe they have solved a 40-year-old mystery about what caused rocks collected by NASA's Apollo astronauts to become magnetized.
A Chinese moon probe came screaming back to Earth Friday (Oct. 31), just as many folks were heading out to go trick-or-treating.
Methane ice particles has been detected high inside a thick hood of clouds capping the moon's north pole -- confirming some models of how Titan's atmosphere works. Continue reading →
Earlier this year, NASA's LADEE moon orbiter was intentionally crashed into the lunar surface after completing its mission. Now, another moon orbiter has spotted LADEE's final resting place for the first time. Continue reading →
A partial solar eclipse will darken North American skies Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23), and you can watch the dramatic celestial event online if clouds hinder your view.
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