November 1, 2015

Mars is destroying its moon Phobos

Mars has two moons, but they’re both quite small and unusual. Phobos is the larger of the two, and it orbits close to the planet. Even […]
October 31, 2015

Forget life on Mars, how about life inside moons?

The Cassini Spacecraft made a daring, close flyby this week of Enceladus, one of Saturn’s icy moons, to get a taste of water ice spewing from the moon’s […]
October 20, 2015

NASA just announced an unexpected asteroid flyby this Halloween

It’s time to get to know a new friend: asteroid 2015 TB145, a sizeable chunk of rock that’s hurtling through space at speeds of over 126,000 […]
October 9, 2015

The First Private Mission to the Moon Is Planned to Launch in 2017

A private team from Israel has become the first to secure a launch contract to loft a rover into space and, with any luck, on to […]
September 4, 2015

Russia is Returning to the Moon, Paving the Way for a Crewed Landing

In recent years, Roscosmos has largely concentrated on crewed missions, struggling to get a spaceprobe to its intended destination. But Luna 25 hopes to change that. […]
August 19, 2015

The Moon is Surrounded by Neon, NASA Probe Reveals

Finally, we have proof of the moon’s “noble” heritage! Measurements from NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, aka LADEE (pronounced “laddie”) have confirmed the long-suspected presence […]
August 4, 2015

The US government reimbursed Buzz Aldrin $33 for his trip to the moon in 1969

Like any other American returning home from a business trip out of the country, former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin filled out an expense report and a […]
July 29, 2015

Lego Ideas | Lunar Roving Vehicle

The Lunar Roving Vehicle (Lunar Rover) The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) or lunar rover was a battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon in the last […]
July 27, 2015

Beyond Pluto: 5 things left to explore in our solar system

With New Horizons’ flyby of Pluto, spacecraft launched by humans have now visited the nine biggest planets (dwarf or otherwise) orbiting the sun. Publications such as […]