moon rocks

How an Ancient Rock Carrying Earth’s Oldest Known Crystals Ended Up on the Moon

"Big Bertha," a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study.
Becky Ferreira

Asteroids Crash Into Earth Over Twice as Often as 290 Million Years Ago

Scientists find that a surge in Earth impacts began during the Permian period, possibly because of disruptions in the asteroid belt.
Becky Ferreira
lunar life

Corporations Are Ready to Build Moon Villages, Our Laws Are Not

Moon community concepts are being developed by federal space agencies and private spaceflight companies. What legal, economic, and social frameworks should apply to these communities?
Frank White
Artemis IRL

Russia Will Help NASA Build an Orbital Moon Station

The Deep Space Gateway is scheduled to be built in the 2020s.
Becky Ferreira
Follow the Lunar Brick Road

Watch Bricks Made of Moondust Being Forged in a Solar Furnace

The DLR German Aerospace Center is pioneering the art of lunar brick-making.
Becky Ferreira

The Moon May Have Started as Dozens of ‘Moonlets'

Yet another reason to go back to the Moon.
Becky Ferreira

Watch a Supermoon and a Hunter’s Moon Coincide on Sunday Night

When the Moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s a sign that it is reaching perigee.
Becky Ferreira

There's Now a Reason to Go Fossil Hunting on the Moon

A new study shows that fossils kicked up by impacts on Earth could end up on the Moon.
Becky Ferreira

Chair Rockets and Demon Ladders: How Our Ancestors Imagined Going to the Moon

Over the centuries and across cultures, numerous ideas about how to get to our satellite have been bandied about, and they truly expose the depth of humanity's harebrained imagination.
Becky Ferreira
Motherboard Blog

NASA Wants the Private Sector to Make Lunar Landers

The Lunar CATALYST program is only the latest call for corporate help in space.
Becky Ferreira
Motherboard Blog

These Historic Space Snapshots Are Like Instagram In Orbit

Out of this world.
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

Scientists Are Looking for Aliens from the Dark Side of the Moon

A $100 million mission could land a radio telescope on the moon by 2018.
Daniel Stuckey