Moon

June 14, 2019

NASA Spacecraft Spots ‘Star Trek’ Logo on Mars

It looks like Starfleet is literally embedded on the planet next door: A dune in the shape of the famous logo from “Star Trek” appears prominently […]
June 13, 2019

Newest moon mystery is fascinating

The moon is one of my favorite celestial bodies, beautiful and alluring — close enough for astronauts to have visited and studied, and yet distant enough […]
June 1, 2019

NASA picks three companies to attempt Moon landings in 2020 and 2021

At least two of the three missions will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket. NASA has begun to make good on its promise to use commercial […]
May 21, 2019

NASA’s full Artemis plan revealed: 37 launches and a lunar outpost

Still missing? The total cost. And that’s probably by design. In the nearly two months since Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return to the Moon […]
May 17, 2019

NASA selects 11 companies for lunar lander studies

WASHINGTON — NASA announced May 16 it has selected 11 companies to begin studies and initial prototype development of portions of lunar landers the agency hopes […]
May 16, 2019

Goodnight, Chang’e-4! China’s Probe on Moon’s Far Side Naps for Lunar Night

A whole day on the moon lasts 28 Earth days. China’s mission to the far side of the moon has gone dormant for its fifth, frigid […]
May 15, 2019

The moon is quaking as it shrinks

A 2010 analysis of imagery from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) found that the moon shriveled like a raisin as its interior cooled, leaving behind thousands […]
May 14, 2019

NASA seeks additional $1.6 billion for 2024 Moon plan

WASHINGTON — The White House and NASA announced May 13 that they will seek an additional $1.6 billion in funding for the agency in fiscal year […]
May 12, 2019

NASA would like you to record memories of the first Moon landing

Apollo 11’s big moment turns 50 in July If you remember where you were when astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon’s surface for the first […]