Chinese lunar rover shows dark side of the Moon like you’ve never seen it before

Take a walk on the dark side — of the moon.

Meteorite impacts are squeezing water from the moon

The moon has a hydrological cycle, but it looks nothing like the one on Earth.

This is what the photographed black hole’s “neighborhood” looks like

You came into the right neighborhood.

Japanese spacecraft shoots at an asteroid — to better understand it

Relax, we haven’t started a war with the asteroids.

Yes, there is methane on Mars, new study reports

Exciting times for Mars science.

Mercury is the planet closest to Earth — contrary to popular belief

There’s also a whirly-dirly corollary associated with this new method.

Scientists discover 83 Quasars from the early universe

Talk about a massive find!

Quasar measurements suggest the universe is expanding faster than we thought

We might need some new physics to explain how this is possible.

Saturn’s moon Titan has rainfall and seasons

It’s raining hydrocarbon on Titan.

China spacecraft makes historic landing on the dark side of the moon

It’s the first mission to ever land on the far side of the moon.

Ancient cave paintings may be sign of prehistoric astronomy

These ancient people were much more savvy than we suspected.

Coronal Mass Ejections from the Sun Pose a Big Threat to Earth

This is some scary stuff.

If we want to find the “missing” dark matter, we have to look beyongblack holes

Dark matter makes up most of the universe — and we still don’t really know what it is.

NASA finds ice on the Moon — raising prospects of a lunar colony

Finally, something to put in my lunar glass of whisky.

NASA’s brand new TESS telescope is already sending back impressive footage

Even before it actually started doing science, TESS sent back awesome footage of a passing comet.

Bizarre, rogue planet boasts impressive magnetic aurora

It’s a planet — no, it’s a brown dwarf. No, it’s… both?

This is the best photo of Neptune we have so far, and it looks amazing

Color me impressed!

How to “Weigh” Baby Planets

Weighing without using a scale.

Scientists find 121 giant planets that might host habitable moons

There’s a good chance life is thriving on alien moons.

Saturn’s tiny moons? It’s all ravioli and collisions

A story of “crash boom bang” around Saturn, with a pasta topping.