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Race to the Moon: Competing companies team up for Google Lunar XPrize Race to the Moon: Competing companies team up for Google Lunar XPrize

Two companies that are top contenders for the Google Lunar XPrize have decided to merge their efforts into a single venture aimed at landing and roving on the Moon in late 2016...

On Wednesday night, skywatchers will be treated to a ‘Black Moon’ On Wednesday night, skywatchers will be treated to a ‘Black Moon’

As reported by Universe Today, the night of Wednesday, February 18 will feature a phenomenon known as a “Black Moon...

Ancient moon lava may have preserved traces of Earth’s earliest life Ancient moon lava may have preserved traces of Earth’s earliest life

Earth scientists have yet to find a record of the origin of life on Earth, but a new study by the the Imperial College of London suggests that they might be looking in the wrong place...

Moonquakes and blazing heat: What would life really be like on the Moon? Moonquakes and blazing heat: What would life really be like on the Moon?

A new piece by Space details what it might be like to live on the Moon. According to

Neil Armstrong kept ‘secret’ bag from Apollo 11 mission: What was inside? Neil Armstrong kept ‘secret’ bag from Apollo 11 mission: What was inside?

After Neil Armstrong's death in 2012, his widow Carol discovered a bag of items from the Apollo 11 Moon missions hidden in a closet in the couple's home...

Watch amazing NASA animation depicting dark side of the moon [VIDEO] Watch amazing NASA animation depicting dark side of the moon [VIDEO]

Want to know what the dark side of the moon looks like? You're in luck: NASA has released an animated clip that shows a side that is never visible to the Earth...

Company plans to mine 1.6 billion tons of water from moon to use as rocket fuel Company plans to mine 1.6 billion tons of water from moon to use as rocket fuel

While science-fiction stories brim with companies that mine rare or non-existent materials from off-world locales, the truth of non-Earth mining might have to do with a far more common substance...

Does Earth really need the moon to survive? Probably not, new study says Does Earth really need the moon to survive? Probably not, new study says

There is no doubt that the Earth's moon has a large effect on life on Earth as we know it. Conventional and scientific knowledge has followed that line of thought to the conclusion that life on Earth could not exist without our moon...

Researchers: Moon’s resources are of ‘potential economic interest’ Researchers: Moon’s resources are of ‘potential economic interest’

According to a new peer-reviewed paper, the Moon harbors sufficient resources to make it economically viable. The new paper, authored by Ian Crawford of the Department of Earth Planetary Sciences at Birkbeck College, University of London, has been accepted for publication in the journal Progress in Physical Geography and is available

Will China be first to mine the Moon? Probe already in orbit preparing mission Will China be first to mine the Moon? Probe already in orbit preparing mission

A Chinese probe launched nearly three months ago on a test flight to return a capsule to Earth following lunar orbit is once again orbiting the Moon. The spacecraft, a prototype service module, is flying between 125 miles (200 km) at closest approach to the Moon's surface and 3,293 miles (5,300 km) at its most distant approach during its eight-hour orbit...