Chinese scientists release the most detailed geological map of the Moon to date

For as long as man has looked up at the sky, the moon has been a source of fascination. When the first telescopes were developed, the fascination only grew. Humans finally had a clearer view of the moon, with all its striking and impressive geology. Telescopes got better and so did our understanding of the … Read more

View from Mars Hill: Schmitt set to be grand marshal in 4th of July parade | Columnists

KEVIN SCHINDLER In July of 1964, a newly minted PhD geologist from Harvard University packed his belongings in his ’55 Chevy and left Boston for a new job. His destination was the mountain town of Flagstaff – 2,500 miles away – but the trip would ultimately lead to a more distant locality. One hundred times … Read more

NASA picks new experiments for commercial delivery to moon in 2026

Privately developed spacecraft will carry a new suite of science gear to the moon in 2026 to support NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program, if all goes according to plan. The agency has selected two sets of instruments as part of its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative, which aims to study the moon’s history and … Read more

The ‘supermoon’ season of 2022 continues with June’s full moon

Look up! The Full Strawberry Moon of June 14 may appear ever-so-slightly bigger and brighter than usual when it rises this month, making it a “supermoon” by most definitions. Depending on which breed of supermoon definition you follow, the moon will be the second of four consecutive supermoons that you can see through the summer, … Read more

NASA’s Robotic Mission to Explore Enigmatic Lunar Domes Takes Shape

The Gruithuisen Domes. Image: NASA / GSFC / Arizona State University NASA’s Artemis program seeks to return humans to the Moon later this decade, but a pair of related side projects promises to deliver some fascinating new science that could expand our understanding of lunar geology and human biology. At the northeast border of the … Read more

NASA Priority Artemis Science on Moon To Investigate Mysterious Gruithuisen Domes

NASA is planning to send a lander and rover to the beautiful Gruithuisen Domes, as seen in this controlled mosaic, and LROC images will help guide the way. The domes are located at 36.3 ° N, 319.8 ° E. Image 55 km (34 miles) wide, north is up. Credit: NASA / GSFC / Arizona State … Read more

NASA picks 2 companies to build spacesuits for astronauts on the moon and in Earth orbit

NASA has selected two companies to make spacesuits for its Artemis moon program and future International Space Station (ISS) missions. Teams led by Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace (with ILC Dover as a major contributor) received access to a contract worth up to a total of $ 3.5 billion to supply spacesuits for future NASA … Read more