New data from NASA's GRAIL mission suggest that the crust of the Moon is thinner than we had thought. Is this idea consistent with the geological evidence?
New information about the interior of the crater Shackleton at the south pole of the Moon sheds light on questions remaining about water on the Moon
New data from Mars suggest that it may have been hospitable to life in the past. Haven't we heard this before?
Samples from other worlds provide some key information on planetary evolution and history but are they the only way to obtain such knowledge?
Thanks to geologic mapping, we understood the story of the Moon well before we actually went there
Congress has proposed that the name of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center be re-named to honor Neil Armstrong. Should it?
The rules for naming features on the Moon are simple, but not always logical.
Gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission show that deeply buried bodies of igneous rock in the crust can be detected from orbit.
Recent data from the planet Mercury indicates that water ice is found near its poles. What does this mean for the Moon?
Using the material and energy resources of space could be a major game-changer for spaceflight. So why haven't we ever done it?
A new paper claims mineral evidence for the largest basin on the Moon -- is it true?
What is the ultimate source of the water found at the poles of the Moon? A new study of some lunar soil samples suggests a surprising answer
What color is the Moon? The answer is not as straightforward as you might think
Two new and very different scientific studies may revise our understanding of the Giant Impact that supposedly created the Moon
Is "New Space" free enterprise?
Neil Armstrong will always be remembered for his "one small step" but his contributions to spaceflight are numerous
Determining rock ages remotely would create new possibilities for planetary science
The radio telescope at England's Jodrell Bank Observatory got the news scoop of the century in the early days of the space race
Does the history of two early pioneers of aviation offer an analogy for spaceflight?
The development of SpaceX's Falcon 1 is a story of promise -- and partial fulfillment