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  • Car-sized asteroid is filmed smashing into the Moon

    A NASA artist's impression of a small asteroid striking the Moon. Credit: Steve Roy, Marshall Space Flight Center

    Astronomers have filmed a small asteroid smashing into the dark side of the Moon, creating a flash bright...

     
  • Many moons to observe during Stargazing Live

    The Moon aged six days and 11 days, photographed by the writer. Credit: Paul Sutherland

    Our Earth’s natural satellite, the Moon, is well placed in the sky during the BBC’s Stargazing Live...

     
  • NASA probes capture new images of distant Earth

    The Pale Blue Dot revisited . . . Cassini's latest image of Earth caught beneath Saturn's rings. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

    This astonishing photo taken by NASA’s Cassini space probe captures the fragility of our home planet...

     
  • Moon rovers could be engulfed in dust

    NASA astronaut James B Irwin with the first lunar rover sent with Apollo 15 to the Hadley-Apennine landing site in July 1971. Credit: NASA

    Dust on the Moon poses a threat to future lunar missions because it could engulf astronauts’ rovers...

     
  • Moon takes little dip into Earth’s shadow

    The Moon near mid-eclipse with just the north-western limb darkened

    Most of the world, apart from the Americas, experienced a rare lunar eclipse yesterday – but one...

     
  • Lunar crater has huge supplies of water ice

    The Moon's south polar region pictured from Japan's Kaguya prob. Credit: JAXA

    NASA has discovered fresh evidence that a crater near the Moon’s south pole is packed with frozen...

     
  • How Earth picks up its extra moons

    An impression of an asteroid orbiting Earth

    Everyone is familiar with the Moon, the Earth’s oldest and nearest companion in space. Now however,...

     
  • What drove Moon’s magnetic field?

    The Moon may have been more active than thought. Photo: Paul Sutherland

    Rocks returned from the Moon by Apollo astronauts continue to continue to give up secrets about our planet’s...

     
  • Five top targets in the Solar System

    The Moon may have been more active than thought. Photo: Paul Sutherland

    If you are the proud owner of a new telescope, you may be wondering what you can see through it. There...

     
  • Moon’s magnetic personality explained

    Harrison Schmitt gathers rock samples on Apollo 17 mission (NASA)

    An ancient lunar magnetic field that came as a puzzle to planetary scientists may have been caused by...

     
  • Mission to solve Moon’s mysteries

    The two GRAIL spacecraft can use gravity fluctuations to map the lunar interior. Changes in the distance of the craft are measured with radio signals, which are caused by different concentrations of mass beneath them. (Credit: NASA/JPL)

    NASA’s GRAIL mission is set to begin its journey to the Moon to map the lunar gravity and reveal some...

     
  • NASA proof that Man went to the Moon

    Apollo astronaut Schmitt explores the Moon (NASA)

    LRO's view of the Apollo 17 landing site (NASA) NASA today nailed the lie that astronauts never...