When Will LADEE Smash into the Moon?

LADEE, the spacecraft that completed 100 days of science before entering into a decaying orbit, is getting ever-closer to crashing into the moon. Now NASA is running a contest to see who can guess when exactly that crash will take place. » 4/07/14 11:00am 4/07/14 11:00am

The Jade Rabbit: not quite dead yet

I never predicted zombies would be a problem in space, but we're starting to get a lot of undead activity near Earth. First, the Kepler planet-hunting space telescope returns from the dead. Now, the Chinese lunar rover Yutu, the Jade Rabbit, isn't quite as dead as we thought! » 3/23/14 12:00pm 3/23/14 12:00pm

Watch all six Apollo moon-landings at once

YouTube user lunarmodule5 has collected audio and video from all six Apollo lunar landings into a single, six-minute viewing experience, realigning the footage by 45-degrees to give a pilot's-eye view of each module's descent. » 10/23/13 4:15pm 10/23/13 4:15pm

Who Owns The Moon?

The moon is not as far away as some things, but it's definitely farther away than your nearest McDonalds or the bottom of the ocean or, you know, anything on Earth at all. Basically it's not easily accessible. So it would be pretty presumptuous for a person or group to say that they owned a certain part of it. Or all… » 9/16/13 8:00am 9/16/13 8:00am

What We Used to Think the Earth Looked Like From Space

It's nearly impossible for us to imagine how the Earth might look to someone who's only ever seen it from a local's vantage point. But thanks to the Library of Congress, we don't have to imagine—newly posted images of 19th century drawings show us exactly what humans thought the Earth looked like far before we could… » 9/13/13 4:20pm 9/13/13 4:20pm