lunar

tech-science

Europe's Space Agency Wants People to Live Inside Moon Caves

The agency wants input on how to send robots to the Moon to explore the virtually unseen caves, which could one day shelter humans.
Becky Ferreira
2 days ago
moon rocks

How an Ancient Rock Carrying Earth’s Oldest Known Crystals Ended Up on the Moon

"Big Bertha," a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study.
Becky Ferreira
1.25.19
asteroids

Asteroids Crash Into Earth Over Twice as Often as 290 Million Years Ago

Scientists find that a surge in Earth impacts began during the Permian period, possibly because of disruptions in the asteroid belt.
Becky Ferreira
1.17.19
lunar life

Corporations Are Ready to Build Moon Villages, Our Laws Are Not

Moon community concepts are being developed by federal space agencies and private spaceflight companies. What legal, economic, and social frameworks should apply to these communities?
Frank White
9.17.18
Artemis IRL

Russia Will Help NASA Build an Orbital Moon Station

The Deep Space Gateway is scheduled to be built in the 2020s.
Becky Ferreira
9.27.17
Follow the Lunar Brick Road

Watch Bricks Made of Moondust Being Forged in a Solar Furnace

The DLR German Aerospace Center is pioneering the art of lunar brick-making.
Becky Ferreira
5.3.17
nasa

The Moon May Have Started as Dozens of ‘Moonlets'

Yet another reason to go back to the Moon.
Becky Ferreira
1.9.17
Space

Watch a Supermoon and a Hunter’s Moon Coincide on Sunday Night

When the Moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s a sign that it is reaching perigee.
Becky Ferreira
10.16.16
Art

Meet the Artist Shooting #NoFilter Photos by Moonlight

Tom Blachford shoots Palm Springs’ swank, midcentury mansions using only lunar illumination.
Kara Weisenstein
6.20.16
Art

Marco Brambilla's Lunar Art Lands in Times Square

The artist launches a rocket to the moon every midnight Times Square.
Becky Chung
3.11.15
Space

There's Now a Reason to Go Fossil Hunting on the Moon

A new study shows that fossils kicked up by impacts on Earth could end up on the Moon.
Becky Ferreira
7.29.14
Culture

Chair Rockets and Demon Ladders: How Our Ancestors Imagined Going to the Moon

Over the centuries and across cultures, numerous ideas about how to get to our satellite have been bandied about, and they truly expose the depth of humanity's harebrained imagination.
Becky Ferreira
7.17.14
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