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Apollo moon rocks shed new light on Earth’s volcanoes

By examining samples from the moon, scientists are analysing how gravity affects the magma within rocky bodies billions of years ago.

The Moon now has hundreds of artifacts. Should they be protected?

Experts are calling to grant heritage status to lunar sites marked with NASA artefacts to protect them from future tourists and human activity.

Great leaps in science thanks to Apollo

NASA's Apollo programme was also the catalyst for profound scientific and engineering breakthroughs that reverberate to th

How visions of the Moon inspired centuries of storytellers

The Moon continues to capture the imagination of storytellers, as it has for centuries.

Centuries of Moon depictions on display in New York

Some 400 years of depictions of the Moon, particularly via photography, are going on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.

Guardians of Apollo: The curators preserving the Moon mission’s legacy

Curators at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's annex in Washington DC help to preserve the relics of the historic NASA moon landing missions.

After the Moon, people on Mars by 2033…or 2060

'The Moon is our path to get to Mars in the fastest, safest way possible. That's why we go to the Moon,' NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine says.

Trump seeks extra US$1.6 bln in Nasa spending under goal of...

Trump administration is requesting Congress to increase NASA spending by nearly US$2 billion to move closer towards its goal of returning American astronauts to the moon by 2024.

Israel set to join elite lunar club with first mission to...

Only three other nations have carried out controlled 'soft' landings on the moon – the United States, the former Soviet Union and China.

NASA heads back to Moon

The US space agency plans to build a small space station in the Moon's orbit by 2026.

At Sundance, a fresh look at man’s first walk on the...

It's easy to think that 50 years on, we know everything there is to know about the Apollo 11 mission and man's legendary first footsteps on the Moon.

More asteroids strike Earth since age of dinosaurs

More research is needed to figure out how the pace of asteroid impacts has changed over the past 290 million years or so.

Nasa and China collaborate on Moon exploration

Nasa's lunar orbiter will pass over the Chang'e 4 landing site on January 31 and will snap pictures, as it did for the Chang'e 3 in 2013.

Chinese seed sprouts on moon

Images sent back by the Chang'e-4 probe show a cotton sprout has grown well, but so far none of the other plants has taken.

China probe makes historic touchdown on far side of the moon

Beijing is pouring billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022, and of eventually sending humans to the moon.

China probe readies to land on dark side of the moon

China launched the Chang'e-4 probe earlier this month.

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

No lander or rover has ever touched the surface there, positioning China as the first nation to explore the area.

Neil Armstrong’s huge souvenir collection to be auctioned

Armstong's offspring found the treasures after he died in 2012, tucked away at his house or that of their mother, his ex-wife.

Pyongyang gifts dogs to S.Korea’s Moon

The canine gifts come after a September meeting between Moon and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang.

Musk signs up mystery passenger to take rocket trip around moon

SpaceX earlier this month launched a commercial satellite from Florida that marked its 16th mission of 2018.

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around moon

In February, 2017, SpaceX announced it would send the world's first two space tourists around the Moon in late 2018.

Neil Armstrong’s sons defend ‘First Man’ against anti-American jibes

"First Man" director Damien Chazelle denies he was trying to make a political statement by omitting the specific scene of the flag planting during the 1969 moon landing.

Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon’s poles

Signs of ice on the Moon have been reported by scientists for years, but previous observations could have been explained by other phenomena, such as unusually reflective lunar soil.

New space frontier for aging NASA?

NASA has seen glorious achievements and crushing failures pushing the frontiers of space exploration - a fatal launch pad fire in 1967; two deadly shuttle explosions in 1986 and 2003 that took 14 lives.