China's Yutu 2 rover has returned a view of its path over three years of travel across the harsh environment of the moon's far side.
Scientists say a giant impact knocked off the raw ingredients for the moon off the primitive molten Earth and into orbit.
A Virtual Telescope Project image shows a rogue rocket stage on the road to oblivion, nearly a month before it smashed into the the moon on Friday (March 4).
The U.S. military is planning to extend its reach in space to one day patrol the area around the moon.
The space junk struck the moon's far side at 7:25 a.m. EST (1225 GMT) on Friday (March 4), setting off a hunt for the crater left behind.
There's some dispute about what kind of rocket stage will strike the far side of the moon on March 4.
A wayward rocket stage is poised to bombard the moon on Friday (March 4), and the coming impact has earned some scientific attention.
The spacesuits and Human Landing System can't be ready before then, NASA's Inspector General told lawmakers.
China's Yutu 2 rover has made yet another curious discovery during its travels on the far side of the moon, this time turning up a pair of translucent glass globules.
Reference The full moon of September 2022 also carries the title of the Harvest Moon for those living in the Northern Hemisphere.
An April launch is no longer possible for Artemis 1, which will send an uncrewed Orion capsule around the moon using a huge Space Launch System megarocket. And May could be difficult to hit as well.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter won't be in view during impact time, but may have a follow-up plan.
NASA will give an update about its Artemis 1 moon mission on Thursday (Feb. 24), and you can tune in.
Astronauts on the International Space Station captured stunning views of February's Full Snow Moon this week.
China has achieved a great deal in the final frontier recently, and the new document makes clear that the country plans to build aggressively on those successes.
A group of students has confirmed that a rocket stage poised to hit the moon next month is from a Chinese Long March launcher, not a SpaceX Falcon 9 as originally thought.