The first lunar sample-return mission since the 1970s is underway.
Scientists say a giant impact knocked off the raw ingredients for the moon off the primitive molten Earth and into orbit.
A heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket topped with the robotic Chang'e 5 lunar sample-return mission rolled out to its pad at Wenchang Space Launch Center in China's Hainan province on Tuesday (Nov. 17).
Among the many payloads that will fly to the moon aboard Astrobotic's robotic Peregrine lander next year are capsules containing DNA samples and symbolic portions of cremated remains.
China's Chang'e 4 moon rover has been snapping new images highlighting the spacecraft's travels and discoveries on the lunar far side.
The new moon occurs on Sunday, Nov. 15, just two days before the Leonid meteor shower reaches its peak.
A relic of the early days of spaceflight has likely come back to pay a brief visit to its planet of origin, according to months of observations of a near-Earth object dubbed 2020 SO.
China's lunar rover helped animators add what Walt Disney once called the "plausible impossible" to the new animated film "Over the Moon."
The head of Russia's space agency criticized NASA's plans to return to the moon of being "too U.S.-centric."
Skywatchers, ghouls and (especially) werewolves take note: The moon will be full this Halloween night across the United States
Europe signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday (Oct. 27) formalizing its collaboration on Gateway, NASA's planned outpost in lunar orbit.
The moon has more hidden pockets of water ice than previously thought, NASA's SOFIA flying observatory reveals.
NASA wants you to get excited about the moon — or more specifically, about a mysterious new science result the agency plans to unveil on today (Oct. 26).
NASA is choosing between human missions to the moon and a robotic mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa as the agency manages its limited supply of megarockets in the coming years.
Skywatchers will be treated to an eye-catching gathering in the south-southwest sky about an hour after sunset on Thursday (Oct. 22) — a large triangle formed by the moon, Jupiter and Saturn.
NASA has tapped the Houston-based company Intuitive Machines to land a drill on the moon's south pole in 2022.
Only eight countries have signed the Artemis Accords, a set of guidelines surrounding the Artemis Program for crewed exploration of the moon.
China is operating a mission on the far side of the moon and is preparing to launch another this year to collect lunar samples — and it's already planning a new set of bold lunar missions.
NASA has just awarded a $650,000 grant to the team behind Lunar ExoCam, a camera system designed to eject from moon landers and record video of their touchdowns from the otherworldly gray ground.