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Scientists have shown how the freezing of a 'slushy' ocean of magma may be responsible for the composition of the Moon's crust.

A joint research team led by Profs. LIN Yangting and LIN Honglei from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGGCAS) observed water signals in reflectance spectral data from the lunar surface acquired by the Chang'E-5 lander, providing the first evidence of in-situ detection of water on the Moon.

In the early morning of November 24, 2020, the Chang'E 5 lunar probe was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center and successfully executed a 23-day journey of lunar sample return (LSR) mission.

A Waxing Crescent Moon Viewed From Orbit

A waxing crescent Moon during is pictured from the International Space Station during an orbital sunset as it flew 268 miles above the Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand.

Katriin Kristmann, a doctoral student in chemical and materials science at TalTech (Tallinn University of Technology), began research aimed at developing technology for the production of monograin layer solar cells on the Moon.

Sophisticated analysis of a rock sample taken from the Moon during the Apollo 17 mission revealed new information about the complex cooling and evolutionary history of the Moon.

New Study Explores Lunar Pits And Caves

The moon may be a mostly uniform expanse of gray, but if you look closely, you can still find a few nooks and crannies in its surface, from deep trenches to pits and maybe even caves.

The Moon Gallery Foundation is developing an art gallery to be sent to the Moon, contributing to the establishment of the first lunar outpost and permanent museum on Earth's only natural satellite.

After decades of uncertainty, researchers have confirmed the existence of lunar carbon dioxide cold traps that could potentially contain solid carbon dioxide.

A recent study offers new details about the physical properties and possible origins of (469219) Kamo`oalewa, a quasi-satellite that orbits the Sun but remains relatively close to the Earth.

Late Bombardment Of The Moon Revealed

The lunar surface is covered by numerous craters that date back to the impacts of asteroids.

The Moon's largest sea may have been even stormier than its name implies, according to the first new lunar samples since the then-Soviet Union's Luna mission in 1976.

International and commercial partnerships are a critical component of NASA's long-term plans on and around the Moon under the Artemis program.

With Artemis, NASA will establish a long-term presence at the Moon, opening more of the lunar surface to exploration than ever before.

Moon Reflections From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: Sometimes I look at the stars and think of all the other spacecraft out there.

Exotic Mix In China's Delivery Of Moon Rocks

On 16 December 2020 the Chang'e-5 mission, China's first sample return mission to the Moon, successfully delivered to Earth nearly two kilograms of rocky fragments and dust from our celestial companion.

Peering Into The Moon's Shadows With AI

Permanently shadowed lunar craters contain water ice, but are difficult to image. A machine learning algorithm now provides sharper images.

The National Science Foundation's Green Bank Observatory (GBO) and National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), and Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) have released a new high-resolution image of the Moon, the highest-ever taken from the ground using new radar technology on the Green Bank Telescope (GBT).

In 2023, NASA's Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon's South Pole to map and explore the region's surface and subsurface for water and other resources.

The International Astronomical Union has named a lunar crater--the "Henson Crater"-- after Dr. Matthew Alexander Henson, an extraordinary explorer who journeyed to Earth's North Pole.

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