Earlier this month, NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory successfully downlinked images of the moon and stars taken by onboard camera systems, known as star trackers. This is the first time the LADEE team commanded the spacecraft to send these pictures back to Earth.
More than 400 years after its discovery by astronomer Galileo Galilei, the largest moon in the solar system – Jupiter's moon Ganymede – has finally claimed a spot on the map.
This holiday season, feast your eyes on images of Saturn and two of its most fascinating moons, Titan and Enceladus, in a care package from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. All three bodies are dressed and dazzling in this special package assembled by Cassini's imaging team.
Researchers from Brown University and the University of Hawaii have found some mineralogical surprises in the Moon's largest impact crater.
Shortly after China’s Chang’e-3 spacecraft departed Earth to land on the Moon, ESA’s network of tracking stations swung into action, providing crucial support for the vessel’s five-day lunar cruise.
Using data gathered by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission, scientists believe they have solved a mystery from one of the solar system's coldest regions—a permanently shadowed crater on the moon.
Earth’s atmosphere is critically important to all of us. In addition to providing us with air to breathe, it protects us from temperature extremes, harmful space radiation, and vast numbers of incoming meteoroids.
A recently completed analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft suggests that Saturn's moons and rings can best be described as gently worn vintage goods from around the time of our solar system's birth.
NASA scientists have determined that electrically charged lunar dust near shadowed craters can get lofted above the surface and jump over the shadowed region - essentially bouncing back and forth between sunlit areas on opposite sides.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently captured a number of raw images depicting the battered icy Saturnian moon of Rhea.
New evidence of water in moon rock samples brought back by the Apollo mission is challenging the accepted view of how the moon formed.
The European Space Agency is teaming up with NASA for a mission that will take human beings beyond Earth orbit for the first time in 40 years - and eventually, it says, further than ever before.
As planned, NASA's two Grail spacecraft crashed into the moon yesterday afternoon, hitting a mountain at about 2:28 pm.
NASA's twin Grail spacecraft, which have been circling the moon for almost year, are set to crash into the moon's surface on Monday.
NASA has restored the dust archives from the Apollo 14 and Apollo 15 moon landing missions.
US start-up company, Golden Spike, plans to offer affordable and routine trips to the moon.
NASA's twin Grail probes have revealed the surface of the moon in unprecedented detail, showing unbelievably deep cracks, craters and tectonic structures.
If equipment breaks down on the moon, ordering a replacement part through the mail isn't exactly an option. But what if astronauts could simply print out what they need, using local materials?
It's long been theorized that the moon was created when a Mars-sized proto-planet slammed into the Earth. Unfortunately, though, the chemistry of the two bodies has stubbornly failed to bear this out.
The water found locked inside soil on the moon's surface derives from hydrogen in the solar wind - meaning there could be water on other apparently-dry bodies in the solar system too.