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.
The last time we put a human on the moon was 1972, over four decades ago. Since then we’ve learned a lot about it. Our probes and robots have revealed it’s a harsh, barren space boulder with a nightmarish environment. But, you know what else we’ve learned?
The Federal agency that regulates civil aviation in America is planning to use its framework for licensing space launches to licensing business on the Moon, according to a scoop from Reuters this morning. Are we facing a lunar land grab? Not exactly.
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…
Even though it might not look like much when it's so far away, the Moon is pretty huge. In fact, if it was a little closer—as close as the ISS for example—it would monopolize the entire sky.
Right now, there are dozens of theoretical proposals for how humans could eventually populate Mars (or the Moon), each as crazy as the next: Space elevator. Inflatables. Giant 3D printer. But there's something wonderful about watching these zany concepts emerge, each with its own unique logic. The latest? A plan to…
We all know the line, but what about the story behind it? Neil Armstrong was always keen on telling folks that he'd thought up the historical words after landing on the moon, but before the walk. That is to say, relatively off-the-cuff. A new documentary tells a slightly different story.
Contrary to the cries of conspiracy theorists, there was once a time when man traveled to the moon, and on this day in 1972, we made one last splashdown in the Pacific Ocean before cutting ties. Since then, mankind hasn't traveled more than 400 miles above the Earth's surface (the moon lies almost 240,000 miles above).
Twin NASA orbiters Ebb and Flow have done a fantastic job of mapping lunar gravity at accuracy down to the micron, but that job is over now. The pair won't get to go into any sort of retirement though; instead, tonight, they'll fly straight into the moon. And NASA's going to livestream it. Here's where and when to…
Everyone knows the first words that were said on the moon, but what about the last? 40 years ago yesterday we left the moon for the last time, so now's as good a time as any to ask. The answer? Well there are a few, and you can pick which one you like better.
Guy-who-won't-win Rick Santorum has a new weapon in his arsenal against Space Admiral Newt Gingrich: a radio attack ad damning Newt's moon base as financially irresponsible. The moon base is this election's pivotal issue—is the dream dead?
The moon is pretty, we guess, but what has it ever done for us? Nothing. Until now! The Shimizu Corporation, an enormous contracting conglomerate, has a plan to turn the moon into a giant, solar panel-covered disco ball, providing "13,000 terawatts of continuous solar energy being transmitted back to receiving…
Late Monday night—well, actually, early Tuesday morning—the moon will move into the earth's shadow, causing a lunar eclipse visible to anyone in North America. Even better, it's happening on the Winter Solstice, for the first time since 1638.
Space has long been considered humanity's final frontier. But for retired Air Force General Lester Lyles, it's just the final front. When it comes to observing the enemy, he explained recently, the farther out we are the better.
Around 600 million metric tons of water ice were discovered in shadowy craters at the moon's north pole. How much is that, in terms that mean something to you? Possibly enough to sustain a mother-F-ing moon base, that's how much.