December 16, 2013

China to launch moon rock-collecting probe after successful landing of Chang'e 3

BEIJING — China said Monday it was on track to launch a fifth lunar probe with the aim of bringing back lunar soil and rock samples […]
December 15, 2013

China's Jade Rabbit rover rolls on to Moon's surface

China’s Jade Rabbit robot rover has driven off its landing module and on to the Moon‘s surface. The robotic vehicle rolled down a ramp lowered by […]
November 3, 2013

Rare solar eclipse in America, Europe and Africa

A rare solar eclipse allowing a view of the Sun that is totally or partially blocked out by the Moon is under way. It was first […]
October 28, 2013

Bring back Moon missions, says Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell

Captain Jim Lovell, who led the crew of Apollo 13 to safety after their spacecraft was damaged by an explosion, wants to see the return of […]
October 23, 2013

NASA shoots lasers at the moon for new communication speed record

NASA has set a new record for data transmission to and from the moon with a 622Mbps transfer carried over laser beams. The space agency used […]
October 1, 2013

So – you’re still interested in astronomy?

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? If you remember, last time we took a look at 10 things you might want to know about our […]
September 30, 2013

Did We Steal Our Moon From Venus?

Dave Stevenson, professor of planetary science at Caltech University, gave an intriguing speech at the Origin of the Moon conference in London this week. The most […]
September 24, 2013

The Moon Just Got 100 Million Years Younger

The moon is quite a bit younger than scientists had previously believed, new research suggests. The leading theory of how the moon formed holds that it was created […]
September 10, 2013

Kamikaze Moon mission on track as NASA grips its tumbling LADEE

NASA has confirmed that its LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) probe is back on track for lunar orbit after being temporarily left tumbling by […]