The Moon
Japan Taps Toyota to Build Futuristic Moon Rover  SPACE.COM · 22 hours
Japan wants to build the ultimate moon rover for astronauts and has tapped Toyota to help develop a futuristic, off-road, lunar vehicle that could potentially launch in 2029. more
An unusually big asteroid will soon pass closer to Earth than the moon - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Most asteroids making close flybys are small and hard to spot, but this month a big one is... more
MIT celebrates 50th anniversary of historic moon landing  MIT · 4 days
Symposium featuring former astronauts and other Apollo mission luminaries examines the program’s legacy. more
NASA to Study Untouched Moon Samples From Apollo Missions  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
NASA has selected nine teams to study untouched samples collected from the Moon by the Apollo missions in the 1970s and carefully stored for nearly 50 years. more
NASA Budget, Jim Bridenstine Begin Detailing Moon Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
President Donald Trump‘s 2020 budget fully funds NASA’s newly redirected mission of heading to the moon and then to Mars... more
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Detects Migrating Water on Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Using data from the LAMP (Lyman Alpha Mapping Project) instrument aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, planetary researchers have... more
Toyota reveals lunar rover for Japan moon mission  Sky News · 6 days
Toyota has revealed a lunar rover concept it is developing for the Japanese space agency to send astronauts to the moon. more
Gateway to the Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
The International Space Station partners have endorsed plans to continue the development of the Gateway, an outpost around the Moon that will act as a base to support... more
Gateway to the moon  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The International Space Station partners have endorsed plans to continue the development of the Gateway, an outpost around the moon that will act as a base to support both robots and astronauts exploring the lunar surface. more
NASA praises Trump's $21bn 'Moon to Mars' budget  Sky News · 7 days
NASA has said President Trump's budget for the agency is "one of the strongest on record" as it plans a new lunar outpost - despite a significant cut to its overall funding. more
NASA Selects Teams to Study Untouched Moon Samples  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
NASA has selected nine teams to continue the science legacy of the Apollo missions by studying pieces of the Moon... more
NASA busts out untouched moon rocks for study - CNET  CNET · 1 week
NASA's stash of pristine lunar material is about to get some serious scrutiny. more
Gateway to the Moon  ESA · 1 week
The International Space Station partners have endorsed plans to continue the development of the Gateway, an outpost around the Moon that will act as a base to support... more
LAMP Instrument Sheds Light on Lunar Water Movement  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Using the Southwest Research Institute-led Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), scientists have observed water... more
SDO Catches Lunar Freeze Frame  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
On the evening of March 6, 2019, the Moon started to transit the Sun, then doubled back and retraced its steps in the other direction —... more
China's Lunar Rover Studies Stones on Moon's Far Side  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
China's lunar rover has conducted scientific detection on some stones on the far side of the moon, which... more
Israeli Spacecraft Snaps Selfie from 23,000 Miles Away  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The Beresheet spacecraft on Tuesday sent back a photo taken with its “selfie camera,” in which the Israeli flag can... more
LAMP instrument sheds light on lunar water movement  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Using the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), scientists have observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon. A paper describes how LAMP measurements of... more
LRO sheds light on lunar water movement  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists, using an instrument aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon. more
Arctic change has widespread impacts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the Arctic warms faster than the rest of the globe, permafrost, land ice and sea ice are disappearing at unprecedented rates. And these changes not only affect the infrastructure, economies and cultures of the Arctic, they have... more
Solar Dynamics Observatory catches lunar freeze frame  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
On the evening of March 6, 2019, the Moon started to transit the Sun, then doubled back and retraced its steps in the other direction—at least, that's what it looked like from the perspective... more
China's Rover Studies Stones on Moon's Far Side  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The largest stone detected by Chinese lunar rover has a diameter of about 20 cm, and the rover came as close to it as 1.2 metres. more
Lunar science, artificial intelligence and robotics featured in Canada's new space strategy  CBC · 2 weeks
After years of calling for clearer direction in the country’s space program, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains unveiled Canada's new... more
China to Open Chang'e-4 Lunar Probe Data to the World  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
China will gradually open data collected by the Chang'e-4 lunar probe to the world, the country's... more
Israeli Moon Lander Snaps Epic Space Selfie with a Full Earth  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The newly released photo shows the robotic lander, known as Beresheet, looking back at Earth from a distance of 23,363.5 miles (37,600 kilometers). more
Israel's First Spacecraft to Moon Sends Selfie  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The image showing part of the Beresheet spacecraft with Earth in the background was beamed to mission control in Yehud, Israel. more
Moon Shot: Toyota, Japan Space Agency Plan Lunar Mission  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
It will be Toyota's first full-fledged entry into space exploration, after the company jointly developed a small robot sent to the International Space Station. more
Toyota to build lunar rover as Japan tries to land astronaut on moon  Sky News · 2 weeks
Toyota and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are collaborating on a new moon mission which will see the carmaker develop a... more
Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Toyota is teaming up with Japan's space agency on a planned mission to the Moon, with the Japanese auto giant expected to develop a lunar rover, officials and local media... more
We all just photobombed this lunar lander's first selfie - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet takes a shot from space and includes its original home in the view. more
Israel's first spacecraft to moon sends selfie  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An Israeli spacecraft on its maiden mission to the moon has sent its first selfie back to Earth, mission chiefs said on Tuesday. more
Canada Joins Lunar Gateway Project  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
From pioneering satellite communications technologies to building the ‘Canadarm’ and space-based radar systems, Canada has made key contributions to space science and technology for close to... more
Israel's First Lunar Spacecraft Experiences Technical Difficulties  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Beresheet (“Genesis” in English), the Jewish state’s first lunar spacecraft, experienced some technical difficulties on Monday night. A maneuver was planned for... more
Israeli lunar lander Beresheet back on track after glitch - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The first privately funded moon mission had an early hiccup but still managed to light up its engines and get a little closer to its target. more
SpaceIL back on course for the moon after computer glitch  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
A privately-funded Israeli lunar lander performed a maneuver Feb. 28 to raise its orbit after a... more
The way back to the Moon  ESA · 3 weeks
How close are we to putting people back on the lunar surface? ESA experts give their view in this Seeker video more
Astrobotic Team Selected by ESA to Study Delivery of Lunar Resources Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astrobotic announced that a team led by Airbus has been competitively selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to study the delivery of a... more
Canada becomes first nation to formally commit to NASA’s lunar Gateway  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement Wednesday that Canada would be partnering... more
Canada joins NASA-led moon mission, dubbed ‘Lunar Gateway’  Global News · 3 weeks
NASA is embarking on the creation of its new Lunar Gateway, a space station it plans to send into orbit around the moon starting in 2022. more
Canada to participate in U.S.-led lunar mission, according to sources  CBC · 3 weeks
The government is expected to announce on Thursday that Canada will join the lunar space mission... more
NetEase is the latest Chinese tech giant to lay off a big chunk of its staff  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
NetEase, China’s second-biggest online games publisher with a growing ecommerce segment, is laying off a significant... more
Shutdown to delay first element of NASA’s lunar Gateway  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
A five-week partial government shutdown could delay the launch of the first element of NASA’s orbiting lunar outpost... more
Beresheet lander bound for the moon hits Ctrl-Alt-Delete - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The spacecraft built by an Israeli nonprofit and one of the original Google Lunar XPrize teams misses a planned move to get a little closer to the moon. more
Israeli Lunar Spacecraft Completes First Maneuver Toward Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Israel’s first lunar spacecraft, Beresheet (“Genesis” in English), successfully completed its first maneuver toward the Moon after detaching from its... more
Israeli spacecraft hits first snag on lunar voyage  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An Israeli spacecraft that blasted off last week for the country's first attempted lunar landing has encountered a technical glitch on its voyage to the moon. more
How scientists are piecing together the history of the moon  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the solar system's early days, a first Earth is thought to have been pulverised by a planet that scientists call Theia. We don't know what it was... more
Solid-state battery testing to be part of ispace HAKUTO-R program  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Officials with ispace, a commercial enterprise with ambitions of creating a lunar exploration system, have announced that part of their initial program will include testing a solid-state battery... more
X-rays might be a better way to communicate in space  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the coming years, thousands of satellites, several next-generation space telescopes and even a few space habitats are expected to be launched into orbit. Beyond Earth, multiple missions... more
SpaceIL lunar lander makes first post-launch maneuvers  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
As an Israeli-built lunar lander makes its first post-launch maneuvers, a Japanese company announced new partnerships in its plans to mount missions... more
SpaceX Launches Indonesian Satellite and Israeli Moon Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
On Thursday, February 21, SpaceX launched the Nusantara Satu satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air... more
NASA Selects Experiments for Possible Lunar Flights in 2019  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
NASA has selected 12 science and technology demonstration payloads to fly to the Moon as early as the... more
Earth’s Hydrogen Geocorona Extends Well Beyond Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Recent observations from the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show that the Earth’s hydrogen envelope reaches up to 391,500 miles (630,000... more
Why It'll Take Israel's Lunar Lander 8 Weeks to Get to the Moon  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
An Israeli moon lander just took to the skies, but we'll all have to wait nearly two months for its historic touchdown... more
Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. more
Israel's First Lunar Lander Launched Into Space From Florida  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
The mission, if successful, will make Israel only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface. more
SpaceX rocket blasts off carrying Israeli lunar lander  CBC · 4 weeks
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission... more
SpaceX launches satellites, moon mission on Falcon 9  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying an Indonesian communications satellite, an Israeli lunar lander and a U.S. Air Force smallsat launched... more
SpaceX rocket launched carrying Israel's first lunar lander  REUTERS · 4 weeks
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission... more
SIRIUS Experiment to Help Create Simulators for Future Lunar Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
The isolation experiment SIRIUS can help create a fleet of simulators for training crews for future... more
Israel set to join elite lunar club with first mission to moon  REUTERS · 4 weeks
Israel's first spacecraft built to land on the moon was set for launch on Thursday from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a... more
Our Atmosphere Is So Big It Tickles the Moon  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
The wispy outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere extend much deeper into space than scientists realized -- deep enough that the moon orbits through it. more
Earth's atmosphere stretches out to the moon – and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The gaseous layer that wraps around Earth reaches up to 630,000 kilometers away, or 50 times the diameter of our planet, according to a new study based on... more
Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond  ESA · 4 weeks
The outermost part of our planet’s atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit – almost twice... more
The moon's water: Where did it come from – and where did it all go?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Fragments of moon rock brought back from the lunar surface by astronauts on the Apollo space missions are... more
Israeli spacecraft poised to become first privately funded lander on the Moon  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
On Thursday evening, SpaceX is scheduled to launch another Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, but this time, the vehicle will be carrying a payload... more
Chang'e-4 Landing Site Named 'Statio Tianhe'  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
The landing site of China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe has been named "Statio Tianhe" after the spacecraft made the first-ever soft landing on the far... more
First private Israel lunar mission aims to launch this week  CBC · 4 weeks
A non-profit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching... more
Israel's first lunar mission to launch this week  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Israel is to launch its first moon mission this week, sending an unmanned spacecraft to collect data to be shared with NASA, organisers said Monday. more
First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A nonprofit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private aircraft to land on the moon. more
First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Israeli nonprofit says it'll launch what it hopes will be first private spacecraft to land on the moon this week more
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Has Its Third, Overhead Look on China's Chang'e-4 Probe  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Just after midnight (UTC) on February 1, 2019, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) passed nearly overhead the Chang'e 4 landing site. From an altitude... more
Russia Mulls Offering US Upgraded Space Vehicle for Lunar Orbit Station Supplies  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Russia is planning to offer the United States to deliver supplies to the future international lunar orbital station with the use of the modernized... more
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