The moon's 'Golden Handle' is visible this Saturday (July 9). The striking feature is created when low-angled sunlight strikes the Montes Jura mountain range.
Scientists say a giant impact knocked off the raw ingredients for the moon off the primitive molten Earth and into orbit.
CAPSTONE successfully performed its first engine burn today (July 7), an 11-minute maneuver that changed its velocity by about 45 mph (72 kph) as planned.
The moon is covered by impact craters large and small, evidence of a violent history of bombardment by celestial bodies like comets and asteroids. But these craters only record some of lunar history.
NASA's tiny CAPSTONE moon probe is back in touch with its handlers, ending a short but spooky silent period.
Operators lost contact with the moon-bound CAPSTONE satellite yesterday (July 5) after initially completing a set of tasks following its separation from the rocket upper stage.
The 55-pound (25 kilograms) CAPSTONE moon probe ceased communicating with its handlers shortly after it deployed successfully from Rocket Lab's Photon spacecraft bus yesterday (July 4).
NASA's CAPSTONE mission successfully executed a spacecraft burn Monday (July 4) and started its solo journey to the moon.
German engineers have tested a team of cute autonomous lunar robots on the volcanic moon-like slopes of Italy's Mount Etna.
NASA's Artemis 1 moon rocket made it back to its processing facility today (July 2), completing the 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) trek from the launch pad in a little over 10 hours.
July's full moon will once again be a supermoon, reaching its perigee or closest point to our planet on July 13.
Artemis Base Camp will be established in the moon's south polar region, in a to-be-determined spot that features plentiful sunlight, direct-to-Earth communications and good access to water ice.
See the moon glow with Earthshine this weekend. The phenomenon occurs when sunlight is reflected off Earth and back toward the moon shortly after sunset.
NASA's 55-pound (25 kilograms) CAPSTONE cubesat launched toward the moon today (June 28), but it won't get there until Nov. 13.
Rocket Lab will launch NASA's CAPSTONE cubesat to the moon from New Zealand atop an Electron booster, and you can watch it live online.
The full moon of July also called the "Buck Moon" or "Thunder Moon," will occur July 23 at 10:36 p.m. EDT (0236 GMT on July 24).
NASA has called off plans to launch a small cubesat to the moon on Monday (June 27) to allow more time to check its Rocket Lab booster for flight.
The moon will pass close to Mercury in the predawn sky on Monday (June 27). Find out how and where to see this skywatching event.