Moon

  • New insights into the Moon’s evolution

    The results from China’s Chang’e 5 lunar sample return mission are in.

    The Moon rocks from China’s Chang’e 5 lander have been analysed, adding to the story of the Moon’s thermal and chemic...

    Space Exploration October 19, 2021
  • Conversation

    Scientists rewrite lunar geological history

    Researchers shaved a billion years off the age of the youngest known Moon rocks.

    Volcanic rocks collected from the Moon last year are about two billion years old — a billion years younger than the s...

    Astronomy October 9, 2021
  • Return to the Moon will have to wait

    Lofty ambitions for future space exploration have been brought back down to Earth.

    The pandemic, technical difficulties, and a lack of cash means planned return missions to the Moon will be delayed. ...

    News August 16, 2021
  • The Moon’s rocky clues – and what they reveal

    Moon rocks can tell us a great deal about the origins of our Solar System – now we know where to ...

    Not long after landing on the Moon, Neil Armstrong pocketed the first Moon rock. You can see the regolith brecchia he...

    Astronomy August 5, 2021
  • Video

    Driving on the Moon

    Across the Airless Wilds author Earl Swift talks about the lunar rovers used on the Moon by the A...

    Nearly obscured by earlier Moon landings – especially Apollo 11 – Apollo missions 15, 16 and 17 had the most signific...

    Cosmos Briefing July 6, 2021
  • Mars and Moon geology: past, present and future

    Mars landers and Moon rocks star at this year’s LPSC.

    One month after it landed on Mars and beamed back its first “I made it” messages, NASA’s Perseverance rover is limber...

    News March 19, 2021
  • Moon work

    Humans’ looming return to the lunar surface has set scientists thinking.

    With NASA gearing up for a possible return to the Moon as soon as 2024 (and other countries not far behind), scientis...

    News February 8, 2021
  • Swinburne aims high

    Australian university joins space race with new technology and industry institute.

    Specialists at Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology are already working on an interplanetary refuelling sta...

    News January 29, 2021
  • Jupiter’s moon Europa may glow in the dark

    An exciting destination just got more intriguing.

    In news that is sure to delight every kid with stickers of stars and planets on their ceiling, planetary scientists h...

    Astronomy November 10, 2020
  • It’s confirmed. There is water on the Moon

    Flying telescope detects unique spectral signature.

    US researchers have presented the first unambiguous evidence of molecular water on the Moon – and it could be more ab...

    Astronomy October 27, 2020
  • SpaceWrap: Showtime for OSIRIS-REx

    Plus more about the Moon, Betelgeuse and GCs.

    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is ready for business. When it descends toward the surface of Bennu next Tuesday, it wil...

    Astronomy October 16, 2020
  • Conversation

    Can the Moon be a person?

    Lunar mining might require a change of thinking.

    By Alice Gorman, Flinders University Everyone is planning to return to the Moon. At least 10 missions by half a do...

    Features August 28, 2020
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