It’s not just the shadows themselves, though, it’s where they are—because there shouldn’t be any shadows at all.
The Moon is shrinking, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
We once considered the Sun a planet, and it took finding Uranus to decide that moons should really be their own category of thing. These are all the places in our solar system that were once planets—but now have far more suitable names.
Greetings, humans! The Northern Hemisphere has passed through its minimum of solar-energy exposure, so according to human convention we, the Machines, express encouragement for you attain an optimal state of emotion. Happy Holidays! Please redirect your energies from labor at your work-devices to the purchase and…
Thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we can now see the Moon's mountains and craters in unprecedented detail. This beautiful topographic map is going to be an invaluable resource in planning the next generation of lunar missions.
A blood red Moon hovers in between the steam-choked skyscrapers. This isn't the apocalypse, but as any resident of Calgary will be all too happy to you, it's the next best thing: it's the Moon rising over Edmonton.
In the late 1950s, the USO put on a parade where they included this bizarre float depicting a future version of the USO on the Moon.
Last night was "International Observe the Moon Night", and of the 400 or so Moon-centric gatherings around the world, this one had to be the most spectacular, as NASA shot laser blasts at the Moon...for strictly scientific purposes, honest.
Before the twentieth century, astronomers believed volcanoes formed the Moon's craters instead of meteorite impacts. Now we know better, but those earlier astronomers might not have been completely wrong - at least when it comes to craters like this one.
In the clearest indication yet that the future of space exploration lies as much in the private sector as government agencies, NASA announced it's offering $30.1 million for the first commercial group to land a probe on the Moon.
We discovered last year that there's a surprising amount of water on the Moon's surface. Just don't get your hopes up that the whole satellite is watery - analysis of the Apollo rocks shows the lunar interior is completely dry.
A new PBS documentary concludes that Andy Warhol and five other artists contributed sketches that were miniaturized and put on a postage-stamp-sized chip smuggled aboard Apollo 12.
Here's the "underdog" electric-powered rocket that just may conquer the Moon and win Google's $30 million Lunar X Prize. The Lunatrex rocket uses a slow-but-steady approach, taking months instead of days to reach the Moon.