NASA Ames readies spacecraft to study moon's atmosphere
The moon will soon become a very busy place, as robotic prospectors descend to search for valuables.
NASA Goddard plays major role in NASA lunar mission
(Phys.org) —In partnership with NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, Calif., Goddard's Wallops Flight Facility will launch the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer known as LADEE in September, a roboti ...
High-speed impacts test tech for future missions (w/ Video)
ESA is always thinking ahead to the next generation of space missions, testing new technology far in advance to make concepts a reality.
Mercurial magnetosphere shaped by solar winds
Just before NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft began sending back stunning pictures of the Earth and the moon from its orbit around Mercury earlier this summer, two University of Alberta scientists were using NASA ...
Nasa completes first internal review of concepts for asteroid redirect mission
NASA has completed the first step toward a mission to find and capture a near-Earth asteroid, redirect it to a stable lunar orbit and send humans to study it.
Laser communications set for Moon mission
An advanced laser system offering vastly faster data speeds is now ready for linking with spacecraft beyond our planet following a series of crucial ground tests. Later this year, ESA's observatory in Spain ...
Scotland lunar-calendar find sparks Stone Age rethink
Working the night shift on the moon
There's never a cloudy day on the moon. It's flooded with sunshine 24/7 during its two-week-long daytime, so it makes sense to use solar energy to power future lunar rovers and other devices. But each lunar ...
World's first mission to the Moon's south pole announced
(Phys.org) —The world's first mission to the South Pole of the Moon was announced today by the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and Moon Express, Inc. The private enterprise mission will ...
LADEE lunar probe unveiled at NASA's wallops launch site in Virginia
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) Observatory has arrived at the launch site on the Eastern Shore of Virginia at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island and is now in ...
Lunar rovers could be engulfed by dust
(Phys.org) —Space agencies around the world have plans to continue the exploration of the Moon in the next two decades, with ever more sophisticated robots paving the way for astronauts to walk on the lunar ...
Metamorphosis of moon's water ice explained
Using data gathered by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission, scientists believe they have solved a mystery from one of the solar system's coldest regions—a permanently shadowed crater on the ...
Australian team maps Moon's hidden craters
Australian scientists Tuesday said they had identified a possible 280 additional craters on the Moon, a finding they said could shed light on the history of the Earth's natural satellite.
'One giant leap' toward a NASA Armstrong center?
Neil Armstrong's name is attached to a lunar crater, an asteroid, more than a dozen schools and a museum.