The Moon
Astronauts to test drive a lunar robot from the space station  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Astronauts could one day remotely control Moon and Mars rovers from orbit. An upcoming test aboard the International Space Station could help make this a possibility.... more
Small satellite to study resources needed for sustained lunar presence  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As we venture forward to the Moon and establish a sustained lunar presence, finding and understanding water on the lunar surface becomes increasingly important. Lunar water is largely... more
Long-Sealed Moon Rocks Collected on the Apollo Mission Just Opened for the First Time  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Moon rocks collected during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972 have been opened for the first time. more
NASA opens sealed Apollo sample ahead of Artemis missions  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
NASA scientists opened an untouched rock and soil sample from the Moon returned to Earth on Apollo 17, marking the first time in more than 40 years a pristine sample... more
Boeing offers SLS-launched lunar lander to NASA  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Boeing announced Nov. 5 that it has submitted a proposal to NASA to develop a lunar lander that could be launched in... more
NASA's coating technology could help resolve lunar dust challenge  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An advanced coating now being tested aboard the International Space Station for use on satellite components could also help NASA solve one of its thorniest challenges: how to keep the... more
Apollo astronaut champions Hera for planetary defence  ESA · 1 week
Having spent much of the 21st century developing planetary defence techniques, Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart is a strong supporter of ESA’s proposed... more
Does Crime Increase When the Moon Is Full?  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Just in time for Halloween, the BetaGov team at NYU's Marron Institute of Urban Management is releasing a three-country study... more
China targets late 2020 for lunar sample return mission  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
China is aiming to launch its complex Chang’e-5 lunar sample return mission in late 2020, following launch vehicle-related... more
Artemis missions face sample return crunch  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
NASA is emphasizing the science that astronauts will do when they return to the moon in the Artemis program, but agency officials acknowledge that... more
Does crime increase when the moon is full?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Just in time for Halloween, the BetaGov team at NYU's Marron Institute of Urban Management is releasing a three-country study on the "lunar effect." more
New VIPER lunar rover to map water ice on the moon  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA is sending a mobile robot to the South Pole of the moon to get a close-up view of the location and concentration of water ice... more
Stopgap funding bill could impair NASA’s lunar ambitions  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
The prospect of another stopgap funding bill, one that could stretch well into next year, is raising concerns in industry... more
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries mulls upgraded H3 rocket variants for lunar missions  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
As Japan prepares to join NASA’s Artemis lunar program, the country’s largest rocket manufacturer... more
NASA moon rocks help form new picture of early moon and Earth  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Most people only ever encounter rubidium as the purple color in fireworks, but the obscure metal has helped two University of Chicago scientists propose... more
Spacebit forms partnership, prepares to send tiny rover to the moon  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
London-based Spacebit plans to send a rover small enough to explore lava tubes to... more
Rocket Lab to offer lunar missions, ground station services  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Small launch vehicle company Rocket Lab will offer rides to the moon for small payloads and, through a... more
U.S. tech firm Maxar taps startup's robotics for moon mission  REUTERS · 3 weeks
U.S. technology company Maxar Technologies Inc said it picked software developed by space startup Olis Robotics... more
Companies, international partners key to future lunar exploration  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Entrepreneurs and international government agencies will play important roles in NASA’s future lunar exploration, according to speakers at the 2019... more
Arianespace targets 2023 for lunar Ariane 6 rideshare mission  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël said the Ariane 6 rideshare mission will be able to deliver 8,500 kilograms into... more
Blue Origin, US aerospace giants team up for lunar landing contract  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin and the richest man in the world, announced Tuesday a partnership with three of the biggest names in aerospace... more
New era of locally-sourced resources in space  ESA · 3 weeks
This month space experts from all over the world convened in Luxembourg for the first Space Resources Week to discuss how best... more
NASA wants international partners to go to Moon too  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As it looks to return to the Moon, NASA is open to the idea of international participation, which could mean a non-American setting foot on Earth's natural satellite for the... more
Space agencies endorse continued cooperation in lunar exploration  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Leaders of several national space agencies endorsed continued cooperation in space exploration, including missions to the moon, and said that... more
Japan to join Artemis program  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
The Japanese government plans to join NASA in its Artemis program of lunar exploration, although the details about how it will contribute remain to be worked... more
Origin and chemical makeup of Saturn's Moon Titan's dunes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Astronomers exposed acetylene ice -- a chemical that is used on Earth in welding torches and exists at Titan's equatorial regions -- at low temperatures to proxies of high-energy galactic... more
Venus May Never Have Been Wet and Warm World  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A team of planetary researchers from the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and elsewhere has found that a... more
NASA unveils flexible, one-size-fits-all space suits  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Bye bye to bunny hops: when US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth, thanks to a new generation of spacesuits offering key advantages over those... more
The lunar cycle drives the nightjar's migration  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
GPS tracking data reveals that the foraging activity of the European nightjar more than doubles during moon-lit nights, and the birds then migrate simultaneously about 10 days after the full moon, according to a... more
Stretched photons recover lost interference  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The smallest pieces of nature—individual particles like electrons, for instance—are pretty much interchangeable. An electron is an electron is an electron, regardless of whether it's stuck in a lab on Earth, bound to an atom in some chalky... more
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NASA opens sealed Apollo sample ahead of Artemis missions
New VIPER lunar rover to map water ice on the moon
New era of locally-sourced resources in space