the moon

New study shows it'll be way more dangerous than we thought to colonize the moon

Though most of the attention is on Mars, there are some folks advocating for humanity to make a run at colonizing the moon before we expand to the Red Planet. But it turns out that might not be quite as easy as we’d thought.

The moon used to have a volcanic temper
Sep 20, 2016

Lunar eruptions once had enough fire to turn night into day.

NASA preparing to approve the first-ever private mission to the moon
Aug 3, 2016

It was only a matter of time before a private space endeavor finally headed for the moon, and now NASA is preparing to approve the first-ever project.

Google Lunar X project aiming to mine the moon has hitched a ride to lunar surface
Dec 9, 2015

The folks at private space firm Moon Express, which eventually hopes to mine the moon, has found a rocket to get its lander to the lunar surface. First step exploration, next step colonization.

Study up and get set for Sunday's ultra-rare supermoon lunar eclipse
Sep 25, 2015

Here's a rundown on what to watch when our moon dims this weekend.

New NASA study outlines return trip to the moon, with a base by 2035
Jul 23, 2015

New NASA study outlines big plans for Earth's nearest neighbor.

Astronauts left something way grosser than a US flag on the Moon
Jul 4, 2015

There's a lot of manmade stuff sitting on the surface of the Moon, but some of it is more (ahem) organic than the rest.

Google Maps lets you explore the moon and Mars
Aug 6, 2014

Google Maps is taking us even farther than we had expected.

Welcome to the future? NASA now accepting applications to mine the moon
Feb 10, 2014

As part of NASA’s new cost-cutting strategy to work with private space firms, the government agency is now accepting applications from firms that want to mine the moon. Seriously.

Former NASA execs to start selling moon tickets for $1.5 billion
Jan 14, 2013

Wanna-be astronauts, the time has finally come—someone is about to start selling tickets to the Moon. But what will it cost? Not surprisingly, a whole lot.

Watch 1st video ever of the far side of the moon
Dec 16, 2012

For decades, the far side of our nearest cosmic neighbor has been a mystery, shrouded in darkness and always hidden from view. Until now, thanks to NASA's twin GRAIL satellites, which have delivered the first footage from the dark side of the Moon.

Everything we thought we knew about the moon's origin is wrong
Dec 16, 2012

Think back to your last Earth Science course and you'll probably remember a little tale about how the Moon came to be. Something about a big collision and a new planetary body emerging from the debris, right? Well, new research into minerals found in moon rocks suggests that could be all wrong, and raises a whole new set of questions.

Domino's announces plans to sell pizza ... on the MOON
Dec 15, 2012

Granted, we're decades away from a Lunar Pizza Creation Module or, for that matter, a moon-based population to sell to sell pizza to, but Domino's Japan is planning for tomorrow, today!

Russians plan to build moon base in ancient volcanic tunnels
Dec 15, 2012

When sci-fi conjures up images of a lunar base, it's usually a metal structure on the surface with some kind of dome or shield protecting it. Science fact is sometimes stranger than its fiction, though, and our old friends the Russians have a whole new spin on the old "colonize the Moon" plan.