Collins, who died in 2021 at age 90, was the first person to orbit the moon solo during Apollo 11 in 1969.
Scientists say a giant impact knocked off the raw ingredients for the moon off the primitive molten Earth and into orbit.
While two names are cited repeatedly as top candidates for Artemis 2, a four-person moon mission, no official confirmation will come until at least late spring.
Canadian company Mission Control Space Services has an interplanetary test forthcoming: Proving its artificial intelligence on a moon rover mission.
On Saturday, Jan. 28, skywatchers will be able to see the year's 1st first quarter moon, when the moon appears to be half-lit from the perspective of Earth.
On Saturday (Jan. 28), the moon will cover Uranus in the night sky during a lunar occultation for some regions of Earth. In other places, the two bodies will share a close approach to one another.
Astrobotic's Peregrine moon lander wrapped up testing to prepare for spaceflight and is now waiting to be shipped to its Florida launch site.
This futuristic engine could save lots of propellant on interplanetary journeys, perhaps allowing NASA to explore the solar system more efficiently.
The moon will eclipse Mars on Monday (Jan. 30), and you can watch the event from the comfort of your own home thanks to a livestream from the Griffith Observatory.
China is working on a new lunar rover that will begin to explore the south pole of the moon around 2026.
China's Yutu 2 rover is still operating after four years on the moon and has returned new images from the lunar far side.
On Wednesday (Jan. 25) the moon will meet up with Jupiter in the night sky as the two bodies share the same right ascension and make a close approach to each other.
Venus and Saturn will appear close together in the night sky on Tuesday (Jan. 24) beneath a crescent moon.
Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin married for the fourth time on Friday (Jan. 20) to Romanian chemical engineer Anca Faur, who is executive vice-president of one of Aldrin's companies.
On Monday (Jan. 30), the moon will cross in front of Mars, causing an occultation or eclipse of the planet.
A new lunar new year is hopping off to a great start and Google is marking the occasion with a series of Google doodles.
Lunar New Year 2023 is celebrated this year on Sunday (Jan. 22) as the new lunar cycle turns over into the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.
The new moon on Saturday (Jan. 21) is the closest new moon in 992 years at just 221,561 miles (356,568 km) away, but you won't be able to see anything from Earth.
Moonikin Campos, Helga and Zohar flew around the moon in December 2022 to help NASA get its Orion spacecraft ready to carry Artemis astronauts to lunar realms a few years from now.
When Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel took the stage in the Miss Universe 2023 National Costume Show this week, she wore the moon, literally.
The face of the moon will be half-illuminated once again on Saturday (Jan. 14) as the moon enters its last quarter phase heading to the next new moon and the start of the next lunar cycle.