Astronauts venturing beyond the safety of the International Space Station (ISS) will face increased exposure to cosmic radiation.
Carnegie Mellon University spinoff Astrobotic Technology has now completed a full-size prototype of a solar-powered robot designed to search for water ice at the moon's poles.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has acquired stereo images of the moon in high resolution (0.5 to 2 meters/pixel) that provide highly detailed 3D views of the surface.
NASA scientists will next week test whether a heat shield made from the soil of the moon, Mars or an asteroid could stand up to a plunge through Earth's atmosphere.
A phenomenon will occur tonight that only happens once in a blue moon - literally.
The latest Kickstarter project, looking for crowd funding, is a little different to most - a space elevator to be built on the moon.
Neil Armstrong - the first man to walk on the moon - has passed away at the age of 82 following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.
Observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have revealed the presence of helium in the thin atmosphere surrounding the moon.
If you want a good look at a meteor shower, you'd better head outside this Saturday.
Harsh conditions and extreme temperatures are nothing in the face of symbols of American pride.
The moon could be a highly toxic place, say scientists, warning of cancer and breathing problems even when astronauts remain in their space suits.
NASA has confirmed the discovery of a fifth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto.
Almost a quarter of a crater near the moon's south pole is covered with ice, scientists using NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft have found.
The discovery of nanoparticles inside bubbles of glass in lunar soil could explain why the moon's surface topsoil has such unusual properties.
NASA's Grail mission to study the moon from crust to core has completed its main task ahead of schedule, gathering information about the internal structure and evolution of the moon in unprecedented detail.
NASA's a bit concerned that the rush to the moon created by Google's Lunar X Prize could damage historic sites there.
Just like human eyes, the Hubble Space Telescope can't observe the sun directly - so NASA scientists plan to study Venus's solar transit in June by using the moon as a mirror.
New images snapped by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) indicate the moon's crust is actually being stretched - forming minute valleys in a few small areas on the lunar surface.
A new chemical analysis of lunar material collected by Apollo astronauts in the 1970s appears to disprove theories that the moon was created through a massive collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object 4.5 billion years ago.
A bombardment of cosmic rays on the moon's surface could be creating complex carbon chains similar to those that form the foundations of biological life.