Earthquakes aren’t affected by moon phases nor by time of year, new study demonstrates

It’s finally time to put this myth to rest.

China will grow potatoes on the dark side of the moon by the end of the year

A trifecta consisting of a lunar probe, lander, and rover will be deployed for this purpose.

Ever wanted to see how far apart the Earth and the Moon are? Well, now you can

It’s not exactly accurate, but it’s a dazzling display.

The moon once had an atmosphere seeded by volcanic eruptions

It must have looked like a weird sight from Earth’s vantage point.

Designer Oscar Lhermitte brings the moon to your fingertips

You can’t get any more lunar than this without leaving the planet.

The first water map on the moon shines hope for human colony

There’s less water than in Earth’s driest deserts. But that’s still a lot more than we used to hope.

Moon’s mantle contains lots of water suggesting its interior is wet, study finds

The findings have big implications for future missions to the moon.

Largest lava lake in the solar system makes massive waves

On Io, the floor is basically lava.

China and Europe have talks to build a ‘Moon Village’ together

The two are already collaborating on important science projects.

Earth’s oxygen has been emigrating to the Moon for billions of years, study finds

Who wouldn’t?

Earth might have had 20 moonlets before they coalesced to form *the* Moon

Our humble satellite just got a heck of a lot more interesting.

Startup gets green light to travel to the moon and explore for resources

This is the first company to travel to the Moon and explore its potential for resources.

A new model to explain the Moon’s weird orbit suggests a much more violent genesis

It doesn’t answer everything — but it’s a good point to start from.

4 things Jules Verne got right and 4 he didn’t

Jules Verne is often considered the father of science fiction, and his unique style is known throughout the world, as he is the second translated author after Agatha Christie. He wrote about space, projectiles, underwater travel and air before any real scientific progress in the field. Even today, scientists are amazed of how well he predicted certain things; but he

A private company plans to land on the moon, but what will this precedent mean for space exploration?

Moon Express is going to the Moon — if we can solve the paperwork.

Planet Earth got hold of a new companion, and it’s here to stay

Not much bigger than an apartment building, 2016 HO3 has been confirmed as Earth’s newest satellite.

Scientists discover “new” craters on the Moon

A research team discovered two geologically young craters — one 16 million, the other between 75 and 420 million, years old — in the Moon’s darkest regions.

Computer models confirm icy eruptions on Saturn’s Moon

A few years ago, the Cassini spacecraft made a surprising discovery: there are geysers erupting on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, spewing water and ice to great heights. However, the process which causes these geysers remained unknown or controversial. Now, scientists at the University of Chicago and Princeton University have pinpointed a mechanism through which Saturn’s tidal forces exert constant stress and cause

Earth’s moon wandered off axis billions of years ago

Researchers studying the Moon’s ice have found evidence that Earth’s moon wandered off its original axis roughly 3 billion years ago. This would mean that our satellite is in a select group of wanderers, alongside only few other planetary bodies. Planetary scientist Matt Siegler at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and colleagues were examining NASA data regarding lunar polar hydrogen. The hydrogen was

Can you be prosecuted if you commit a crime on the moon?

Well, technically if you’re not a space pirate, you’ll be prosecuted by the laws governing your home country. On the International Space Station, that’s another story.