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Feb 6, 2016 03:00 AM ET // AFP
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, one of just 12 people to have walked on the moon, has died.
Feb 5, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Explore some of the more unusual pictures of Apollo 14, 45 years after it landed on the moon.
Jan 4, 2016 03:58 AM ET
Before the first man ever landed on the moon, several nations created the basis for international space law. What does it say, and who does the moon belong to?
Dec 8, 2015 01:22 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Look at that fresh debris on the moon! It's the result of a smack-down from a rocket that left Earth 44 years ago, carrying the Apollo 16 astronauts to the lunar surface.
Dec 1, 2015 02:30 PM ET // Leonard David, space.com
The search is on for the former Soviet Union's Luna 9 moon probe, which made history's first-ever successful soft landing on a body beyond Earth.
Nov 29, 2015 01:24 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
When the moon was formed from a massive planetary collision billions of years ago, somehow very little of Earth's water ended up on the moon -- and planetary scientists aren't sure why. Continue reading →
Nov 9, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
It's tough to protect the moon from us, as a group of scientists recently found when looking at rocks collected by Apollo astronauts.
Oct 30, 2015 02:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
New lunar gravity maps point out a stark and unexpected difference between the sizes of ancient asteroids that slammed into the moon billions of years ago and the sizes of the rocky bodies that occupy the in the Main Asteroid Belt today.
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