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Israeli Google Lunar XPrize team aims to put lander on the moon in 2017

The private space race is well and truly on, and SpaceIL, an Israeli team competing for the Google Lunar XPrize, just bought a ticket to the moon in early 2017.

By October 7, 2015


See the phases of the moon as you sip from this artful cup

A clever glass lets you hold a moon, at various stages of the lunar cycle, in the palm of your hand.

By October 3, 2015


Apollo 15 moon-travelling watch up for auction

A watch worn by Commander Dave Scott during the Apollo 15 moon mission is headed for auction later this month.

By October 5, 2015


See Pluto's moon Charon in gorgeous NASA color image

Charon looks sharp in a freshly released New Horizons image showing the moon in enhanced color.

By October 1, 2015


Fly over Pluto's moon Charon in spectacular style

Video made of processed images from the New Horizons Pluto flyby shows what it would be like to have a close encounter with Charon.

By September 28, 2015


Luna lanterns bring the soft glow of the moon inside

Capture the moon and bring it into your home with a Luna lantern, a lunar-inspired lamp that captures the feel of our closest space neighbor.

By September 23, 2015


The full moon effect: Chinese seniors attack drone bearing mooncake vouchers

In an attempt to woo his girlfriend, a Chinese man sent her a drone carrying vouchers for a popular Chinese delicacy. Unfortunately, his plan backfired when a group of senior women spotted the UAV.

By September 22, 2015


The moon is shrinking, and the Earth is shaping it

As the moon's core cools and hardens, and the satellite settles into place, the shapes that form on its surface are actually influenced by Earth.

By September 16, 2015


Saturn moon Enceladus is like a giant chocolate-covered cherry

A new analysis has NASA thinking differently about the ocean found beneath the icy crust of a Saturn moon.

By September 15, 2015


Earth and moon 'double photobomb' of the sun is a NASA rarity

For the first time ever, the Earth and moon pair up to get in the way of the Solar Dynamic Observatory's view of the sun.

By September 15, 2015