Cassini suggests icing on a Titan lake
(Phys.org)—It's not exactly icing on a cake, but it could be icing on a lake. A new paper by scientists on NASA's Cassini mission finds that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the surface of existing ...
Hubble discovers water vapor venting from Jupiter's moon Europa
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered water vapour erupting from the frigid surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, in one or more localised plumes near its south pole.
Moon rocks reveal surprising meteorite history
A WA geologist analyzing lunar rock samples collected during the Apollo missions has uncovered evidence of a huge meteorite strike 4.2 billion years ago.
Researchers find evidence that moon's Procellarum basin formed by asteroid strike
NASA bets on private companies to exploit moon's resources
NASA—building on successful partnerships with private companies to resupply the International Space Station—is now looking to private entrepreneurs to help exploit resources on the moon.
New computer model may explain moon Europa's chaotic terrain
Ancient microbes discovered in bitter-cold Antarctic brine
Where there's water there's life – even in brine beneath 60 feet of Antarctic ice, in permanent darkness and subzero temperatures.
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 ...
GRAIL creates most accurate Moon gravity map (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—Twin NASA probes orbiting Earth's moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body.
Source of 'moon curse' revealed by eclipse
Strange events have long been linked to nights of a full moon, though careful scrutiny dispels any association. So, when signals bounced off the lunar surface returned surprisingly faint echoes on full moon ...
Massive asteroid with moon to pass Earth today
An asteroid nearly two miles (three kilometers) wide is set to pass by Earth Friday with no risk of impact, offering scientists a rare chance to study a massive flying object with its own moon.
Japan's Pocari Sweat bound for the moon: maker
Japan's curiously-named Pocari Sweat is to be sent to the moon, its Japanese maker has said, in what the firm claims will make it the first sports drink on the celestial body.
Friday's Blue Moon and lunar size-shifting explained
(Phys.org)—A lunar event that occurs once in a blue moon will happen this Friday night, August 31.
Building a lunar base with 3D printing
(Phys.org)—Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it from local materials. Industrial partners including renowned architects Foster + Partners have joined with ...