30 October 2009, 11:32 AM ET
Ares boosters may drive NASA's Constellation program to the Moon and other destinations.
28 October 2009, 12:41 PM ET
NASA engineers are using thrusters to power prototype lunar landers that can't rely on wings or propellers on the atmosphere-less moon.
20 October 2009, 05:53 PM ET
Three teams took home prize money at NASA's mock moon digging challenge, using autonomous robots to excavate simulated lunar dirt.
20 October 2009, 04:51 PM ET
Amateur astronomers have a chance to celebrate one of the greatest space discoveries of all time.
20 October 2009, 09:44 AM ET
New color maps of Saturn's five innermost moon show interesting color patterns.
19 October 2009, 08:13 AM ET
Venus, Saturn and the Moon rising together just before sunrise at Bretagne, France.
16 October 2009, 03:41 PM ET
13 October 2009, 08:50 AM ET
The Cassini spacecraft spotted plumes of water vapor erupting from the south pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The discovery has set off a heated debate over whether this tiny frigid moon has an ocean beneath the ice.
12 October 2009, 03:57 PM ET
LRO snaps images, takes temperature of LCROSS crater impact area.
12 October 2009, 08:38 AM ET
A dusty red planet Mars and Jupiter's icy moon Europa may hold the best hopes for scientists trying to track down extraterrestrial life in our solar system.
09 October 2009, 01:00 PM ET
The double crash of two NASA probes at the moon’s south pole carved a small new crater into a pristine patch of lunar terrain Friday.
09 October 2009, 12:10 PM ET
Some observers hoping for a big blast from NASA's moon-slam experiment Friday were a bit disappointed.
09 October 2009, 07:37 AM ET
NASA smacked the moon twice Friday with a pair of probes aimed at uncovering buried water ice.
08 October 2009, 04:44 PM ET
Scientists assure some skeptics that smacking the lunar surface with the LCROSS spacecraft is really okay.
08 October 2009, 12:29 PM ET
Jupiter’s moon Europa is flowing with a buried liquid water ocean that contains much more oxygen than previously thought – enough to possibly support life, scientists say.
08 October 2009, 08:33 AM ET
A NASA spacecraft and its trusty rocket stage are drawing ever closer to the moon to intentionally crash to their doom Friday, all in the name of science.
07 October 2009, 09:32 AM ET
Enormous new ring found distantly orbiting Saturn; likely source of moon's dark side.
07 October 2009, 08:37 AM ET
A coordinated network of Earth and space-based observatories are gearing up to watch NASA's LCROSS moon crash Friday.
06 October 2009, 04:16 PM ET
The waning gibbous moon pays a visit to the Pleiades star cluster tonight.
06 October 2009, 03:16 PM ET
Get ready for a unique cosmic collision! Early this coming Friday morning (Oct. 9), NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) will end its mission with a bang — literally.
06 October 2009, 10:00 AM ET
The surprising discovery of water on the surface of the moon is especially mysterious because scientists aren’t sure where it came from. A recent study actually predicted this water before it was found, and offers a novel hypothesis for its origin.
05 October 2009, 09:33 AM ET
From mythology to dynamic world with water, our view of the moon through the ages.
02 October 2009, 03:09 PM ET
The moon will be full this weekend. And it's a special full moon.
01 October 2009, 04:00 PM ET
NASA's LCROSS probe and its spent Centaur rocket stage were purposely crashed into the large crater Cabeus Friday, Oct. 9.
01 October 2009, 09:27 AM ET
The full moon tonight will appear large and colorful in the east this week as evening falls.
30 September 2009, 07:47 AM ET
28 September 2009, 06:48 PM ET
NASA's LCROSS mission to crash two probes into the moon has a new target crater.
28 September 2009, 08:55 AM ET
Water is all over the solar system and the rest of the galaxy. What's it mean to the search for life?
25 September 2009, 11:02 AM ET
The recent discovery of water molecules on the moon could make our celestial neighbor a more attractive candidate for a future manned mission.
24 September 2009, 05:43 PM ET
The moon has water, but an oxygen generator would also be needed for the possibility of a moon base to become a reality.
24 September 2009, 02:24 PM ET
23 September 2009, 06:17 PM ET
Observations from three spacecraft show signal of water across moon's surface.
23 September 2009, 10:32 AM ET
Craters near the lunar poles might contain water ice, a finding that may spur renewed interest in lunar exploration.
22 September 2009, 05:29 PM ET
Antares is now glowing a deep red, visited by the moon tonight.
18 September 2009, 01:12 PM ET
New temperature data from NASA's LRO spacecraft suggest lunar craters at south pole are coldest known place in solar system.
17 September 2009, 02:05 PM ET
New data and images of the lunar surface, including tentative signs of lunar water, from NASA's new moon orbiter — the first in more than a decade — were released by the agency today.