Moon

The Only Supermoon of 2017 Is This Weekend—Here's How to See It

Sky watchers patiently waiting for the moon to go big this year will finally be rewarded in a couple of days as the only supermoon of...

Ian S.
Friday, 01 December 2017 - 1:33PM

Does This Photo Prove We Faked the Moon Landing?

One small step for man, one giant hoax by Stanley Kubrick? On July 20, 1969 at 10:56 p.m., NASA announced to the world that the...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 20 November 2017 - 10:59AM

Japan and India Team Up for Joint Moon Mission

The days of America and Russia dominating the space race are over--India and Japan are officially launching a joint moon mission.As...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 17 November 2017 - 11:52AM

First-Ever Exomoon Discovery Stuns Astronomers

This is the kind of discovery that changes everything we think we know about the universe.Astronomers have discovered thousands of...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 10 November 2017 - 11:17AM

NASA Discovers the Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

You might think we've learned everything there is to know about the moon, but you'd be wrong.  It's common knowledge that the large...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 27 October 2017 - 11:08AM

A Prototype International Moon Base Could Be Built in Hawaii

If humans are going to establish a successful off-world colony, we're going to need to practice first. Nobody wants to get to Mars or...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 7:25PM

Mars' Electric Moon May Spell Havoc for Future Missions

Mars has never been an easy destination, and exploring the Red Planet may be even harder than previously thought, according to a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 10:49AM

NASA Discovers Earth Has a Second Moon

This is why we love NASA. Just when you think we've learned everything we can about something as seemingly predictable as the moon,...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 23 October 2017 - 11:21AM

Newly-Found Lunar Cave Is an Ideal Spot for a Moon Base

Ever since NASA and Russian space agency Roscosmos announced a joint plan to return to the moon, there's been a renewed interest...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 22 October 2017 - 4:31PM

An Inflatable Space Habitat Might Be Launched Into the Moon's Orbit

The big problem with space is that there's not much legroom. Well, okay, there's actually a lot of legroom (that's why it's called...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 20 October 2017 - 7:37PM

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