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.

First tomatoes and peas harvested from Mars-like soil

If we want to have a permanent or long-term mission to Mars, then growing crops locally would be very useful.

GeoPicture of the Week: The Moon’s Geology

It’s absolutely baffling that we’ve reached a level where we can not only study the geology of the Earth, but also that of other bodies in the solar system – in this case, the Moon. This is a false color mosaic constructed from a series of 53 images taken through three spectral filters by Galileo’s imaging system as the spacecraft flew

China Rover Releases HD Pictures of the Moon

China’s National Space Administration released a trove of images from their lunar rover and they’re spectacular. We’re talking hundreds of tantalizing, HD and never-before-seen images of the Moon! You can set up an account on China’s Science and Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration website and have a look for yourself, view and download all the pictures you like – but

The moon’s phases affect rainfall, says first-of-its-kind study

The moon does more than cause tides and delight lovers – according to a new study, it can also affect how much rainfall falls down on the ground.

The first lunar lander in 40 years discovers new type of rock on the moon

Chinese researchers say their lunar rover found a new type of lunar rock unlike anything the Americans or Soviets had brought home before.

How the Moon got its tilt

Astronomers describe that the present-day tilt of the Moon is likely a result of collision-free encounters of the early Moon with small planetary bodies.

Russia wants to fight gender inequality by hilariously planning an all-female mission to the moon

Russia is locking up six women together to simulate a trip to the moon and back. But no one is taking this too seriously, it seems.