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The moon is much older than it previously let on

Scientists have finally found out the real age of the moon, and it wasn’t through birth records.

The moon may have formed from the merging of smaller moonlets

For a long time, scientists have largely believed the moon was created by a major collision between Earth and an early protoplanet around 4.4 billion years ago. But some new evidence indicates we might’ve had it wrong.

Two of Google's Lunar X Prize projects have officially booked a ride to the moon
Dec 21, 2016

The private space industry is helping lead the charge to the stars, and two leading projects from Google’s Lunar X contest have officially booked a ride to the moon.

That’s no moon. That’s a supermoon
Nov 13, 2016

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s … supermoon.

Duncan Jones' new 'sci-fi Casablanca' film Mute connects to his indie hit Moon
Sep 22, 2016

Though a sequel to Warcraft remains on the bubble, director Duncan Jones is keeping busy with a project a bit closer to his usual wheelhouse: A smaller sci-fi story with an intriguing plot. Oh, and fans of his previous hit Moon should be psyched.

How moon rocks might've just revealed a supernova blasted Earth millions of years ago
Apr 20, 2016

It’s been decades since we brought moon rocks back to Earth, but those Apollo-era artifacts still have a few secrets left to tell.

Russian space agency want to send humans to the moon by 2029
Oct 28, 2015

The United States might not have much interest in getting humans back to the moon, but it seems Russia wants to set boots on our lunar neighbor within the next 14 years.

Explore the moon in glorious detail with gorgeous new USGS maps
Oct 27, 2015

Thanks to some ultra-detailed photos of the moon, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) recently put together some beautiful new maps of the moon. Let’s dig in and pick out a camp site.

Using the moon as a celestial gas station could make Mars travel more affordable
Oct 22, 2015

We have a long way to go until we mount a manned mission to Mars, but a new study suggests we could save a lot of money by making a pit stop at the moon.

Scientists want to use robots to build a telescope on the far side of the moon
Jul 30, 2015

A research team is putting together a proposal to potentially use a remote-controlled rover to construct and plant a radio telescope on the far side of the moon.

New ESA chief proposes building a full-fledged human village on the moon
Jul 17, 2015

There’s a new head of the European Space Agency, and after just two weeks on the job, he’s bringing some ambitious ideas to the table. First up: A human village on the moon.

Europe's Space Agency says NASA's going back to the moon after all
Jul 4, 2015

Two years ago, the President of the United States made it clear that a return to the Moon was not a priority for American space flight, but it seems he may have forgotten to tell NASA. American astronauts are apparently planning to head back to the Moon less than 10 years from now. At least, that's what the European Space Agency says.

Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson debunk Moon landing truthers in hilarious fashion
Apr 17, 2015

It’s hard to believe, but, all these decades later, there are still people who believe the moon landings were faked. Well, acclaimed scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a few words of wisdom.

Get the lay of the lunar land with these new, hyper-detailed NASA Moon maps
Apr 17, 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to see the moon mapped out by some of the best cartographers on our planet, this definitely fits the bill.

The moon may have massive, underground tubes large enough to house a city
Mar 30, 2015

If a new theory is correct, the moon could have the perfect underground habitat just waiting for us to build a city in it.