China and the US are both shooting for the moon – but don't call it a space race
Nov 08, 2017
On the face of it, it looks like two of the world's biggest powers are racing to get astronauts back on the lunar surface. China is aiming to land crew on the moon by 2036, while on the other side of the Pacific, US vice ...
Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon, who circled moon, dies
Nov 07, 2017
Former Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon, one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn't land there, has died, NASA said. He was 88.
Image: Saturn's moon Daphnis in the Keeler Gap
Nov 06, 2017
Daphnis, one of Saturn's small ring-embedded moons, is seen here kicking up waves as it orbits within a gap between rows of icy ring particles.
Scientist devises a solar reactor to make water and oxygen from moon rocks
Oct 27, 2017
An aerospace engineer has built a machine to make water and oxygen from the lunar regolith, powered by solar energy. Working over a ten year period at the Plataforma Solar de Almeria (CIEMAT) Denk has designed and built a ...
Image: NASA's SDO spots a lunar transit
Oct 23, 2017
On Oct. 19, 2017, the Moon photobombed NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, when it crossed the spacecraft's view of the Sun, treating us to these shadowy images. The lunar transit lasted about 45 minutes, between 3:41 ...
Image: Jovian moon shadow
Oct 20, 2017
Jupiter's moon Amalthea casts a shadow on the gas giant planet in this image captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft. The elongated shape of the shadow is a result of both the location of the moon with relation to Jupiter in this ...
Potential human habitat located on the moon
Oct 18, 2017
A study published in Geophysical Research Letters confirms the existence of a large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the moon, which could be used to protect astronauts from hazardous conditions on the surface.
Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists
Oct 18, 2017
Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA.
To keep Saturn's A ring contained, its moons stand united
Oct 17, 2017
For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring - the largest and farthest of the visible rings. But after poring over NASA's Cassini mission data, Cornell astronomers now ...
How bright is the moon, really?
Oct 16, 2017
The "inconstant moon," as Shakespeare called it in Romeo and Juliet, is more reliable than his pair of star-crossed lovers might have thought. Now researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plan ...