Scientists have found a volcanic 'hot spot' on the far side of the moon, indicating that the moon's been more geologically active, more recently, than previously believed.
Quite by accident, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a fourth moon orbiting the (dwarf) planet Pluto.
In light of last week's final NASA space shuttle launch, Beijing is stepping up to the plate with aspirations of exploring the Moon, Venus and Mars.
Some scraps and trimmings from the flag planted on the moon by Neil Armstrong in 1969 failed to sell at auction over the weekend, despite having been described as the 'ultimate' piece of space memorabilia.
Sure, it’s easy to misplace your stapler, but what about a tiny piece of transparent tape covered in moon dust brought back with the Apollo 11 astronauts!?
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made its second-closest visit to Saturn's icy moon Helene, snapping details of its Saturn-facing side.
The moon appears to be far richer in water than previously believed, following the discovery of 'melt inclusions' in rocks brought back from the Apollo mission in 1972.
Space Adventures says it's planning to expand the living space available on its planned tourist trip around the moon.
A Florida congrssman has introduced a bill calling for a US manned moon mission by 2022.
Bill Posey's bill - H.R. 1641, the Reasserting American Leadership in Space Act - says that a return to the moon would benefit the country through everything from new technologies to improved natinal security.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is currently working with NASA to develop a major Mars exploration project.
Just a generation ago, the British on vacation were happy as clams sitting on a rain-lashed Cornish beach with some fish-paste sandwiches and a thermos of tea.
Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization say they have identified a giant underground cave on the moon, which could be the perfect location for a future lunar base station.
There were originally three additional missions scheduled to fly to the Moon in the initial Apollo plan. Yet, all were supposedly cancelled due to budgetary constraints.
But not everyone believes the missions were scrapped, with some conspiracy theorists insisting the (Cold War-era) DoD covered up one last enigmatic trek to the scarred lunar surface.
Private space company Astrobotic Technology says it's signed a contract with SpaceX to launch a robotic payload to the moon as soon as December next year.
NASA is working on a topographic map of the moon showing its mysterious dark side in greater detail than ever before.
NASA has concluded that there may be enough water on the moon to sustain a manned lunar base.
Competing teams of amateur spaceship-builders are meeting on the Isle of Man this week to discuss their entries for the Google Lunar X Prize competition.
The Chinese National Space Administration says its Chang'e-2 lunar probe is ready for launch tonight from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) in Sichuan province.
Mars' largest moon, Phobos, may have been blasted off into space by some catastrophe on the planet's surface, say two different scientific studies.
The moon was blitzed by two different sets of asteroids or comets in its youth, according to new results from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.