The Moon
NASA May Decide This Year to Land a Drone on Saturn's Moon Titan  SPACE.COM · 7 hours
The spacecraft that have peered at Saturn's moon Titan discovered a strange, yet strangely familiar world where life could theoretically take root.... more
Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway: NASA's Proposed Lunar Space Station  SPACE.COM · 18 hours
NASA's proposed Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway is a lunar outpost that could house astronauts for months at a time, allowing them to perform advanced scientific experiments and travel into deep space. more
China Unveils Follow-Up Lunar Exploration Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 21 hours
China will launch the Chang'e-5 probe by the end of this year to bring moon samples back to Earth, a senior official of the... more
China lunar lander sprouts first plant seedlings on the moon - CNET  CNET · 1 day
So far, only the cotton seeds are growing. But the lander's biosphere habitat is stocked with other seeds, fruit fly eggs and yeast too. more
Cotton Seed Sprouts on the Moon's Far Side in Historic First by China's Chang'e 4  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Before China finished packing up its Chang'e 4 lunar lander to be blasted off on a never-before-accomplished journey... more
Cotton Seed Sprouts on the Moon's Far Side in Historic First by China's Chang'e 4  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Before China finished packing up its Chang'e 4 lunar lander to be blasted off on a never-before-accomplished journey... more
China lunar lander sprouts the first seedlings on the moon - CNET  CNET · 1 day
So far, only the cotton seeds are growing. But the lander's biosphere habitat is stocked with other seeds, fruit fly eggs and yeast too. more
China’s lunar lander successfully sprouts cotton on the Moon  THE VERGE · 1 day
A biology experiment on board China’s recent Moon lander has sprouted tiny cotton plants, marking the first time... more
China's Chang'e 4 Moon Mission Faces Its First Big Freeze on Lunar Far Side  SPACE.COM · 1 day
China's Chang'e 4 lander and rover are now getting cold-soaked, as darkness falls on their touchdown site on the far... more
China Details Future Moon Plans, Including Polar Research Station  SPACE.COM · 1 day
China's bold moon-exploration plans don't stop with the pioneering Chang'e 4 mission, which made the first-ever soft landing on the lunar far side on Jan. 2. more
China's New Lunar Rover May Face Challenges on Moon's Far Side  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
China's second lunar rover Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2) will face considerable challenges brought by complicated terrain in its future exploration. more
Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said Tuesday. more
China sprouts first plants on the moon  Sky News · 1 day
Seeds taken to the far side of the moon as part of China's lunar exploration mission have sprouted in a first for growing biological matter on the satellite. more
China Envisions Moon Base After Far-Side Success  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
China will seek to establish an international lunar base one day, possibly using 3D printing technology to build facilities, the Chinese space agency said Monday. more
Yutu-2 Rover Faces Challenges on Moon's Far Side  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
China's second lunar rover Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2), which is the first ever rover to drive on the moon's far side,... more
See China Moon Mission's Far-Side Landing Site from Above (Photos)  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Scientists have used photos captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) to further pinpoint the landing locale of China's Chang'e 4 far-side mission. more
Total lunar eclipse on Jan 20-21 will be last until 2022  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
People in North and South America, a large part of Europe and Africa may get a glimpse of a total lunar eclipse overnight from January 20... more
China On the Moon! A History of Chinese Lunar Missions in Pictures  SPACE.COM · 2 days
What a difference a decade makes. Only 10 years after China sent its first lunar spacecraft on an orbital mission, the nation accomplished something... more
China plans Mars mission after lunar success  Sky News · 2 days
China is aiming to send a spacecraft to Mars next year, following its successful mission to the far side of the moon. more
Space subjects that will get the world's attention in 2019 and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The first few days of 2019 brought remarkable news from outer space. On January 1 NASA's New Horizons space probe made the most distant... more
China envisions moon base after far-side success  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
China will seek to establish an international lunar base one day, possibly using 3D printing technology to build facilities, the Chinese space agency said Monday, weeks after landing a rover on the moon's far... more
Blood Moon of January 2019: 5 Questions Answered for the Total Lunar Eclipse  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Make sure to check out the full lunar eclipse occurring overnight from Sunday (Jan. 20) to Monday (Jan. 21), visible from all... more
China On the Moon! A History of Chinese Lunar Landings and Probes in Pictures  SPACE.COM · 2 days
What a difference a decade makes. Only 10 years after China sent its first lunar spacecraft on an orbital mission,... more
Blood Moon 2019: A Great Total Lunar Eclipse Is Coming Soon!  SPACE.COM · 5 days
More than three years have passed since most of North America saw a good total lunar eclipse. So be sure to put a big circle on... more
China moon machines snap striking pictures of each other - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The Chang'e 4 lander and Jade Rabbit 2 rover are besties on the lunar surface. more
Moon probes take pictures of each other  Sky News · 5 days
New photographs from the far side of the moon have shown China's lunar probes taking pictures of each other. more
China broadcasts spacecraft pictures from moon's far side  CBC · 5 days
Researchers hope low-frequency observations of the cosmos from the far side of the moon, where radio signals from Earth are... more
China's Chang'e-4 Lunar Probe Sends Panoramic Image of Moon's Far Side  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
A rover dubbed Yutu-2 -- the name of the moon goddess's pet, the 'Jade Rabbit' -- successfully separated from the lander and drove onto the moon's... more
Chinese Rover Wakes Up on Moon's Far Side After Lunar Nap  SPACE.COM · 6 days
China's far-side moon rover Yutu 2 has woken up from its nap as planned, according to Chinese media reports. more
'Super blood wolf moon' next up in super year for eclipses - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Six eclipses will take to the sky in 2019, including a total lunar eclipse that will tint the moon red later this... more
On This Day in Space! Jan. 10, 1946: Radar Astronomy is Born!  SPACE.COM · 6 days
On January 10, 1946, the U.S. army bounced radar signals off of Earth's moon for the first time ever. Known as "Project Diana," this... more
Five things to know about January's total lunar eclipse  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
This month's rare total eclipse will be the last one visible from the United States until 2022. more
China moon rover 'Jade Rabbit' wakes from 'nap'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
China's lunar rover got back to work on the far side of the moon Thursday after waking from a five-day hibernation, its official social media page announced. more
On This Day in Space! Jan. 10, 1946: Radio Astronomy is Born!  SPACE.COM · 6 days
On January 10, 1946, the U.S. army bounced radar signals off of Earth's moon for the first time ever. Known as "Project Diana," this... more
See the Earth, Moon and Asteroid Bennu in a Single Photo  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Here's something you don't see every day: Earth, the moon and a potentially dangerous asteroid, all in the same frame. more
Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse of January 2019: Complete Guide  SPACE.COM · 7 days
Overnight from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2019, millions of people in North and South America can enjoy a full hour of a total lunar eclipse. more
China's Yutu-2 rover is on the move on the far side of the moon  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) accomplished a historic feat last week (Thurs. Jan. 3rd) by landing a robotic mission... more
Evidence found of oysters syncing valve behavior with lunar cycle  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers from the University of Bordeaux and CNRS, EPOC, UMR has found evidence that suggests oysters sync their valve behavior with the lunar cycle. In... more
Perseid Meteor Shower 2019: When, Where & How to See It  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. This month, though, the moon... more
China's Lunar Rover Enters Standby Mode for 'Noon Nap' as Chang'e 4 Tests Continue  SPACE.COM · 1 week
China's Chang'e 4 lander and Yutu 2 rover have tested out payloads and systems on the far side of the... more
NASA's Apollo Moon Rocks Still Thrill Scientists 50 Years Later  SPACE.COM · 1 week
When Neil Armstrong was preparing to leave the moon nearly 50 years ago, he allegedly thought the box holding the team's rock samples looked a little empty. So... more
Huge asteroid zipping by Earth has its own moon - CNET  CNET · 1 week
A space rock that could bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza just flew by us, and it wasn't alone. more
Huge asteroid zipping by us has its own moon - CNET  CNET · 1 week
A space rock that could bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza just flew by Earth, and it wasn't alone. more
China's Yutu-2 Rover Drives on Moon's Far Side  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
China's second lunar rover has driven on the far side of the moon, which is expected to bring more scientific... more
There Are Plants and Animals on the Moon Now (Because of China)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
China's Chang'e-4 lander contains a living experiment that could lay the groundwork for agriculture at its future lunar base. more
Chinese Moon Rover Making Tracks on Lunar Far Side (Photo)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
China's far-side moon rover is already busy exploring its exotic new home. more
Partial solar eclipse this weekend kicks off super year for eclipses - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Later in the month, an oversized total lunar eclipse dubbed a "super blood wolf moon" will tint the moon red. more
Chinese lunar rover makes tracks on the far side of the moon - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
China's Chang'e 4 mission sets the Jade Rabbit 2 rover loose on an unexplored part of the moon's surface. more
The Far Side of the Moon: How China's Chang'e 4 Can Crack Lunar Mysteries  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The landing site of China's Chang'e 4 lunar mission is a special region that could reveal clues about the moon's... more
China begins 1st surface exploration of moon's far side  CBC · 2 weeks
A Chinese space rover explored the lunar terrain today in the world's first mission on the surface of... more
On This Day in Space! Jan. 4, 1970: NASA Cancels Apollo 20 Moon Mission  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On January 4, 1970, NASA cancelled the Apollo 20 moon mission. See how it happened in our On This Day... more
China's Chang'e-4 Lunar Rover Leaves First Ever Footprint on Moon's Far Side  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
China's lunar rover has left the first-ever "footprint" on the far side of the moon, officials said Friday. more
China begins first surface exploration of moon's far side  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Chinese lunar rover began exploring the terrain Friday in the world's first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon. more
Rover starts making tracks after landing on the moon  Sky News · 2 weeks
A new photograph released by China's space agency shows its lunar rover, Jade Rabbit 2, making tracks on the soft surface of the far side of the moon. more
Chinese rover beings exploring 'dark' side of moon  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
China's space agency has posted a photo of a lunar rover making tracks on the surface shortly after leaving a spacecraft that had made the first-ever landing on the moon's far side. more
Chinese rover begins making tracks on 'dark' side of moon  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Chinese rover on the "dark" side of the moon is making its tracks on the soft lunar surface more
Chinese rover beings exploring 'dark' side of moon  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
China's space agency has posted a photo of a lunar rover making tracks on the surface shortly after leaving a spacecraft that had made the first-ever landing on the moon's far side more
After historic flyby, New Horizons probe treks deeper on hunt for moons  REUTERS · 2 weeks
After studying a space rock some 4 billion miles (6.4 billion km) from Earth, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft set off on a new hunt... more
The Moon has a far side, not a dark one  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
China now has two history-making robots sending back images from an area of the Moon where... more
China's Yutu 2 Rover Is Driving on the Far Side of the Moon  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
China's Chang'e 4 rover, named Yutu 2, rolled onto the floor of the moon's Von Kármán Crater today (Jan. 3), about 12... more
There Are Plants and Animals on the Moon Now (Because of China)  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
China's Chang'e-4 lander contains a living experiment that could lay the groundwork for agriculture at its future lunar base. more
Photos from the Moon's Far Side! China's Chang'e 4 Lunar Landing in Pictures  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On Jan. 2, 2019, China made history with the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon. See photos from... more
Resist the 'Dark Side' of Moon Names: The Lunar Farside Is Plenty Bright  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Pink Floyd has a lot to answer for when it comes to popular ideas about the moon, but here's how to always... more
China Makes Historic 1st Landing on Mysterious Far Side of the Moon  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
China's robotic Chang'e 4 mission touched down inside the huge South Pole-Aitken basin today (Jan. 2), pulling off the first-ever soft landing on the... more
China Makes 1st-Ever Landing on Moon's Mysterious Far Side  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
China's robotic Chang'e 4 mission touched down inside the huge South Pole-Aitken basin Wednesday (Jan. 2), pulling off the first-ever soft landing on the largely unexplored lunar far side. more
China Lands Probe on Far Side of Moon: State TV  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
A Chinese lunar rover landed on the dark side of the moon on Thursday, in a global first that boosts Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower. more
China lands probe on far side of moon in world first  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Chinese lunar rover landed on the far side of the moon on Thursday, in a global first that boosts Beijing's ambitions to become a space... more
China lands probe on far side of moon: state TV  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Chinese lunar rover landed on the far side of the moon on Thursday, in a global first that boosts Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower. more
China Makes 1st-Ever Landing on Moon's Mysterious Far Side  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
China's robotic Chang'e 4 mission touched down inside the huge South Pole-Aitken basin today (Jan. 2), pulling off the first-ever soft landing on the largely unexplored lunar far side. more
ISRO Planning to Launch 32 Space Missions in 2019  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The missions include the second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 to land on the moon with lander and rover. more
Space in 2019 will be all about the moon, and one weird asteroid - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Fifty years after Neil Armstrong's historic step, robots from China, India, Israel, the US and elsewhere are heading... more
Light from the Plumes and Fires of Io on Earth’s Darkest Night  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A team of space scientists has captured new images of a volcanic plume on Jupiter’s moon Io during the Juno mission’s 17th flyby of... more
'Super blood wolf moon' kicks off super year for eclipses - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Six eclipses will take to the sky in 2019, including one in just a few days and a total lunar eclipse that will turn... more
2018 ushered in ‘a potential space renaissance’  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The aerospace industry took flight with ambitious civilian and military projects over the course of 2018, and private investors took notice. Rockets are flying to the far side of the moon. Entrepreneurs are creating new... more
Everyone's going to the moon! And more space news coming in 2019 - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Fifty years after Neil Armstrong, robots from China, India, Israel, NASA and elsewhere are heading back this year. more
Lunar Dust May Be Dangerous to Humans  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
There needs to be more research on lunar dust, as it poses a threat when it gets into human lungs, Vladimir Sychev,... more
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