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Collaborative Platform Trains Students in Simulation and Modeling

February 7, 2020

It’s the 2050s. On the far side of the Moon, in the vast, pockmarked South Pole-Aitken Basin impact…
China Releases New Pictures From the Surface of the Moon

January 27, 2020

Ever since it made its historic landing on Jan. 3rd, 2019, the Chang’e-4 mission and its Yutu 2…
Scientists pin down timing of lunar dynamo’s demise

January 2, 2020

Findings suggest the moon’s magnetic field was produced by the fallout of a crystallizing iron core. A conventional…
Using Bacteria to Build a Base on Mars

November 25, 2019

When it comes to plans for future missions to space, one of the most important aspects will be…
The Impact Site of China’s Longjiang-2 Spacecraft has Been Found on the Moon

November 20, 2019

On May 20th, 2018, the China National Space Agency (CNSA) launched the Queqiao spacecraft, the vehicle that would…
Investigating water ice, space weathering on the Moon

November 13, 2019

When humans go back to the Moon — and NASA plans to return by 2024 — they’re going…
Robotic Spiders to Explore the Moon? Yes, Please!

October 16, 2019

There is no doubt that one of the hallmarks of the modern space age is the way it…
This is What Moondust Looks Like When You Remove All the Oxygen. A Pile of Metal

October 11, 2019

The Moon has abundant oxygen and minerals, things that are indispensable to any space-faring civilization. The problem is…
India’s Crashed Lander is In This Picture, Somewhere

October 2, 2019

This image of the lunar highlands is from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. You’d need superhuman eyesight to spot…
NASA Tests Autonomous Lunar Landing Technology

September 11, 2019

In anticipation of many Moon landings to come, NASA is testing an autonomous lunar landing system in the…
Chandrayaan 2 Mission Loses Contact With Vikram Lander During Descent

September 7, 2019

Reflecting its growth as a global power, India has achieved some impressive progress in space lately. In the…
By Continuously Watching the Moon, we Could Detect Interstellar Meteorites

August 29, 2019

When ‘Oumuamua crossed Earth’s orbit on October 19th, 2017, it became the first interstellar object to ever be observed…
How Do We Colonize the Moon?

August 26, 2019

Welcome back to the article series on Colonizing the Solar System from the Universe Today! Today, we take…
Tektites don’t come from the moon, but might help scientists understand how it formed

August 16, 2019

Impact events are relatively common. The objects known as shooting stars are actually small meteors burning up as…
Rock Almost Rolled Into This Crater on the Moon … Almost

August 5, 2019

The history of the Moon is a tale told by geology, apparent in its rocks, craters, and other…
The Moon is Older Than Scientists Thought

August 1, 2019

The most comprehensive and widely-held theory of how the Moon formed is called the ‘giant impact hypothesis.’ That…
Why Is The Moon’s South Pole So Important? It’s All About Water

July 31, 2019

As NASA prepares to return to the Moon by 2024 as part of its Artemis program, the agency…
Moon has more water ice than previously thought

July 25, 2019

UCLA study suggests that there may be enough water to sustain a future lunar settlement. The polar regions…
India’s Chandrayaan-2 is Heading to the Moon

July 25, 2019

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) has successfully launched their Chandrayaan-2 mission to the Moon. The mission, which includes…
Students to send hundreds of leaf-sized spacecraft to the moon

July 25, 2019

Fifty years ago today, the command module of the Apollo 11 spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean,…
Using ‘mooncrete’ for building blocks on the moon

July 17, 2019

Perhaps British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke was onto something. In his Space Odyssey book series, he…
The next giant leap in space exploration

July 15, 2019

NASA wants to return humans to the moon by 2024. A University of Miami engineering graduate is part…
What Will It Take to Live on the Moon?

July 11, 2019

With NASA planning to revisit the lunar surface by 2024 and send multiple expeditions by 2028, Rutgers University’s Haym Benaroya is optimistic…
Is NASA Sacrificing Sending Astronauts to Mars in Order to Get to the Moon Sooner?

July 9, 2019

On December 11th, 2017, President Trump issued Space Policy Directive-1, a change in national space policy which tasked…
ESA SpaceBok Robot Will Hop Its Way Around Low-Gravity Worlds

July 9, 2019

The ESA is helping a group of students from Zurich test and develop their hopping exploration robot. Called…
Scientists scramble to build payload for 2021 moon landing

July 3, 2019

Scavenging spare parts and grabbing off-the-shelf hardware, University of California, Berkeley, space scientists are in a sprint to…
An infrared close up of the Moon

July 2, 2019

A first-of-its-kind camera developed in partnership between CU Boulder and Ball Aerospace will soon be landing on the…
Moon’s Largest Crater has a Chunk of Metal Embedded in it – 5 Times Bigger than the Big Island of Hawaii

June 12, 2019

One of the largest craters in the Solar System is on our Moon. It’s called the South Pole-Aitken…
MOONRISE: Melting lunar regolith with lasers to build structures on the Moon

June 3, 2019

The Moon is not just Earth’s closest celestial neighbor. It’s also a natural waypoint for any mission that…
NASA has Picked the Companies That will Help Build its Lunar Landers

May 23, 2019

NASA has chosen 11 American companies to help them build the next lunar landers that will carry humans…
Blue Origins Founder Wants to Get to the Moon by 2024

May 15, 2019

Blue Origin is going to the Moon. In an hour-long presentation in Washington DC on May 9th, Jeff…
The Moon is Quaking as it Shrinks

May 14, 2019

In 2010, an analysis of imagery from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) found that the moon shriveled like…
Magma is the key to the moon’s makeup

April 30, 2019

For more than a century, scientists have squabbled over how the Earth’s moon formed. But researchers at Yale…
What’s on the far side of the moon?

April 29, 2019

Looking up at the silvery orb of the Moon, you might recognize familiar shadows and shapes on its…
Strolling on the lunar surface — with some help from a Yale professor

April 5, 2019

Priyamvada Natarajan has perfected her moonwalk. After years of envisioning the inner workings of quasars and mapping out…
Here’s a Clever idea. Build Moon Bases in Craters and then Fill them in with Lunar Regolith

February 13, 2019

In the coming decades, multiple space agencies are planning to send astronauts to the lunar surface. More than…
Elon Musk’s New Plan is to Get to the Moon as Fast as Possible

February 5, 2019

For Elon Musk and SpaceX, the company he founded to reignite space exploration, a great deal hinges on…
Planetary collision that formed the moon made life possible on Earth

January 25, 2019

Most of Earth’s essential elements for life — including most of the carbon and nitrogen in you —…
Europe’s Vision of a Future Moon Base. Made out of Moon Dust.

November 26, 2018

We all know that the time is past due for a Moon base. But the cost of sending…
NASA Report Outlines How it Will Go Back to the Moon, to Mars, and Beyond in a Sustainable Way

September 29, 2018

In the coming decades, NASA intends to mount some bold missions to space. In addition to some key…
Dark side of the Moon holds clues to early universe

September 26, 2018

The far side of the moon could give CU Boulder researchers an unprecedented look back at the early…
Elon Musk Reveals who the First Lunar Tourist Will Be

September 19, 2018

Ever since Elon Musk announced the latest addition to the SpaceX rocket family back in September of 2016,…
Enigmatic ‘lunar swirls’ linked to moon’s volcanic past

September 11, 2018

Lunar swirls, beautiful features of the moon that are found on no other body in the solar system,…
Dust off Your Lunar Colony Plans. There is Definitely Ice at the Moon’s Poles.

August 24, 2018

When it comes right down to it, the Moon is a pretty hostile environment. It’s extremely cold, covered…
Ice Confirmed at the Moon’s Poles

August 23, 2018

In the darkest and coldest parts of its polar regions, a team of scientists has directly observed definitive…
Researchers discover exposed ice deposits on Moon’s surface

August 22, 2018

Researchers have made the first definitive detection of water ice exposed at the uppermost surface of the Moon.…
Earth’s Mini-Moons are the Perfect Targets to Test Out Asteroid Mining

August 22, 2018

Roughly 4.5 billion years ago, scientists theorize that Earth experienced a massive impact with a Mars-sized object (named…
Was There a Time When the Moon was Habitable?

July 27, 2018

To put it simply, the Earth’s Moon is a dry, airless place where nothing lives. Aside from concentrations…
Thank the moon for Earth’s lengthening day

June 11, 2018

For anyone who has ever wished there were more hours in the day, geoscientists have some good news:…
How Many of Earth’s Moons Crashed Back Into the Planet?

May 8, 2018

For decades, scientists have pondered how Earth acquired its only satellite, the Moon. Whereas some have argued that…
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