Moon

Russia and America Are Planning a Joint Space Station in the Moon's Orbit

If there's one area of global politics that shows promise for one day uniting everyone into a single, Star Trek-style Federation,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 5:15PM

Watch a Live Stream of Today's Total Solar Eclipse!

Who's ready for a solar eclipse?Today, large parts of America will get the rare treat of watching in wonder and awe as the sun is...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 9:55AM

A Sensory App Can Help Blind People Enjoy the Solar Eclipse

Of all the planets in our solar system, Earth has the coolest eclipses. None of our neighboring planets have moons that are big enough...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 7:51PM

Augmented Reality Provides an In-Depth Look at the Moon's Surface

While progress is definitely being made, we're still disappointingly far from the point where anyone can take a quick trip to the moon...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 5:24PM

The Google Lunar XPrize Is Still Awarding $30 Million To Anyone Who Can Land a Rover on the Moon

If you don't know XPrize, bookmark them--they're the ones who ran the worldwide contest to create a functioning analogue to Star...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 2:40PM

A Tech Startup is Planning to Build a Cell Tower On the Moon

If lunar colonies are going to become a realistic plan for the future, one thing's for certain. We're going to need good cellphone...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 6:32PM

Stephen Hawking: "I Am Convinced That Humans Need to Leave Earth."

Many scientists will wholeheartedly agree that climate change is the most pressing threat facing humans today. Legendary theoretical...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 11:59AM

Ashes, Art, and Other Surprising Things Humans Have Left on the Moon

Feathers, flags, footprints, and feces: These are just some of the hundreds of thousands of pounds of things humans have left behind...

Mika McKinnon
Saturday, 25 March 2017 - 7:15PM

Watching the Earth Rise Over the Moon in High-Def Is Awesome

You've probably seen the famous 1968 photograph Earthrise, which shows the Earth rising out of the dark from the point of view of the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 17 March 2017 - 11:57AM

Elon Musk Announces SpaceX Plans to Fly Two Space Tourists Around the Moon

In a special telephone news conference, science entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced plans to allow two private space tourists a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 11:01AM

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Models Mars-Themed Clothes for Fashion Week

Fashion is truly made for the stars these days, or at least the people who've traveled among them. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk...

Devin Klos
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 - 8:31PM

Listen to the Unreleased Speech Prepared for the Failure of the 1969 Moon Landing

Anyone who went through high school US History knows that the chapter on the Space Race pretty much burns an American flag directly...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 January 2017 - 12:50PM

The Supermoon Stranded an Octopus in a Parking Garage

The full moon has long been associated with strange and/or mystical happenings, running the gamut from increased instances of...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 December 2016 - 3:55PM

The Most Spectacular Pictures of Last Night's Supermoon

Early this morning, the so-called "supermoon," the Moon's closest approach to Earth since 1948, reached its peak. The Earth's...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 November 2016 - 4:39PM

How to Watch Next Monday's Huge Supermoon

Get hyped, astronomy and werewolf enthusiasts--the biggest supermoon since 1948 is coming next Monday, November 14th! It's the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 - 2:06PM

NASA Astronaut Talks the Mind-Blowing Views on the Far Side of the Moon

Apollo 11 gets a lot of credit (and rightly so) for being the first space mission to land humans on the moon, but not so many people...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 24 October 2016 - 3:44PM

Sorry, Aspiring Moon Colonists--The Moon Will Kill You

We love the Moon almost as much as Duncan Jones' film about it (and the upcoming sequel). And with Elon Musks' recent plan to colonize...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 October 2016 - 2:51PM

A Rare "Black Moon" Appears Tonight for North American Stargazers

Tonight, September 30th, North American skywatchers might see something strange: a patch of sky with no stars, caused by a rare "black...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 September 2016 - 1:10PM

A Private Company Just Got Permission to Fly to the Moon Next Year

It looks like private space is taking a giant leap for mankind. A commercial company based in Florida has just received permission...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 - 12:27PM

A Planet-Sized Asteroid Helped Create the Man in the Moon

3.8 billion years ago, a huge asteroid crashed into the Moon and created the Imbrium crater, affectionately known as the right eye of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 July 2016 - 1:07PM