The Moon
NASA report outlines vision for long-term human lunar exploration  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
NASA released a report April 2 outlining its long-term approach to lunar exploration that involves establishing a “base... more
Early Mars Had Multiple Water Sources, New Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
An analysis of two Martian meteorites — Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034 and Allan Hills (ALH) 84001 — shows... more
SpaceX wins NASA commercial cargo contract for lunar Gateway  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA announced March 27 it has selected SpaceX to provide cargo transportation services for the agency’s planned lunar... more
New Study Estimates Effects of Physical Distancing on Progression of COVID-19 Epidemic  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
In December 2019, a novel coronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in Wuhan, China. In mid-January 2020, schools and workplace... more
NASA to hand off spacecraft communications to industry  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
NASA is preparing to hand off to the private sector much of the work of communicating with spacecraft in Earth... more
Study recommends minimizing elements for Artemis lunar lander  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
A study by a space propulsion company concludes that a human return to the moon by 2024 will require minimizing... more
Small robots practice scouting skills for future moon mission  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The upgraded Autonomous Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot, or A-PUFFER, is on a roll. The technology could find itself on a commercial lunar lander in the next few years. more
Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled moon, dies at 88  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled the moon alone in 1971 while his two crewmates test-drove the first lunar rover, has died at age 88,... more
Image: Tests complete for Orion  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The first Orion spacecraft that will fly around the moon as part of Artemis to return humans to the lunar surface has finished its space-environment tests at NASA's Plum Brook Station in Ohio, U.S.. The vehicle—that can transport... more
NASA selects first science payloads for lunar Gateway  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
NASA announced March 12 it will fly two heliophysics and space weather experiments on the lunar Gateway to collect data... more
India's Chandrayaan 2 is creating the highest-resolution map we have of the moon  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
India's space organization, ISRO, launched Chandrayaan 2 to the moon last year in July. While its lander Vikram crashed on the lunar... more
Scientists find Earth and moon not identical oxygen twins  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have found that the Earth and moon have distinct oxygen compositions and are not identical in oxygen as previously thought according to a new study. more
Study suggests Earth and Moon not identical oxygen twins  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists at The University of New Mexico have found that the Earth and Moon have distinct oxygen compositions and are not identical in oxygen as previously thought according to a... more
How the moon formed: New research sheds light on what happened  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
How the Earth got its moon is a long debated question. The giant impact theory – which states that the moon formed from the a collision... more
Lunar Gateway: Earth’s guard post against asteroids?  ESA · 4 weeks
Humankind’s next space outpost, the lunar Gateway, will serve as a staging point to reach the surface of the Moon. A new... more
Lunar lasers and cosmic crops: NASA funds UArizona space exploration missions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Many things change for astronauts when they leave Earth and head into space, but at least one remains the same: They need food and water. NASA... more
Comparing mountains on the moon to the Earth's peaks  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NASA's Artemis Program is planning to land astronauts on the moon's south pole. To prepare for this, NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) is creating the Lunar South... more
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How the moon formed: New research sheds light on what happened