Moon News
Want to send mail to the Moon? Fundraiser offers the opportunity Want to send mail to the Moon? Fundraiser offers the opportunity

A company contending for Google's Lunar X prize is offering to mail people's small mementos to the Moon as a fundraising measure for its rocket launch...

Researchers solve moon’s magnetic rock mystery Researchers solve moon’s magnetic rock mystery

Researchers may have solved a mystery that has plagued scientists since the Apollo moon missions. Though the moon has no magnetic field, rocks recovered from the mission showed clear evidence of being magnetized in the past...

The moon once had a stronger magnetic field than Earth, new research says The moon once had a stronger magnetic field than Earth, new research says

The moon once had a magnetic field that was stronger than Earth's is today, according to new research. It's a find that raises more questions than it answers: What powered this magnetic field? What caused it to disappear? And how, if at all, did this impact the early Earth? Today, there is no magnetic field on the moon, but rocks collected from the planet during the Apollo missions suggest that it had one billions of years ago, according to a

Researchers find remains of molten metal powerhouse in moon’s core Researchers find remains of molten metal powerhouse in moon’s core

A new study of lunar rocks returned by Apollo astronauts has detected evidence they once were magnetized, indicating the Moon at one time had an active, dynamic molten core that generated a powerful magnetic field...

NASA hopes to soon launch an army of miniature satellites to the moon NASA hopes to soon launch an army of miniature satellites to the moon

Well, if NASA isn't looking toward the future, who will? Prior to the first test flight of NASA's Orion Space Capsule, NASA is already planning further missions for the next-generation rocket called the Space Launch System that is tasked with getting the Orion spacecraft off the surface...

Kickstarter campaign continues tradition of trashing the moon Kickstarter campaign continues tradition of trashing the moon

Since the last century, humanity has shown a propensity for leaving all sorts of odd objects on the moon's surface - everything from copies of the Bible to bags of vomit...

Dig deep to drill deep: Kickstarter campaign aims to excavate the moon Dig deep to drill deep: Kickstarter campaign aims to excavate the moon

Lunar Mission Ltd is currently offering generous internet denizens the chance to make "one small donation for man." The British-led company is turning to crowdfunding platform

NASA: Crashed probe left impact crater on Moon NASA: Crashed probe left impact crater on Moon

According to a NASA statement, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has spotted the crater created by the impact of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) on the surface of the Moon...

Moon may have experienced volcanoes only 50 million years ago Moon may have experienced volcanoes only 50 million years ago

Images of irregular features on the Moon's surface taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) suggest there could have been volcanic eruptions on the Moon as recently as 50 to 100 million years ago...

NASA readying two missions to locate water on the Moon NASA readying two missions to locate water on the Moon

According to CBS News, NASA has two missions on its slate designed to learn more about the water resources on the Moon...