Freaky Theory Offers Totally New Explanation of the Moon’s Origin

A favorite pastime of astronomers is to debate the origin of Earth’s Moon, but despite decades of research, they don’t seem to be any closer to reaching a consensus. Scientists have now added a new theory to mix—and it’s weird as hell. The Moon, they argue, formed inside a gigantic donut-shaped cloud of vaporized rock…

Google’s $20 Million Xprize Moonshot Is About to Crash Back to Earth Without a Winner [Updated]

Google promised $20 million to the first private company that could land on the moon, roll around a few hundred meters, and then beam the achievement back to Earth. But it looks like none of the competing companies have landed on that sweet lunar surface—and Google isn’t going to give them more time.

This Beautifully-Detailed Replica Is the Best Way to Learn About the Moon Without Actually Visiting It

To date, the best use of augmented reality has been running around parks trying to capture virtual Pokémon. But as that fad has (mercifully) faded away, a company called AstroReality has come up with a more compelling use of AR technology that works with an astonishingly detailed replica of the moon that’s as much a…

Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon

For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the lunar surface might be entrances to giant caverns carved long ago by flowing lava. Researchers from Japan and the United States have uncovered new evidence to prove that these features actually exist—which is good news for future lunar colonists…

Zodiac Starforce's New Villain is a Tribute to All the Evil Pretty Boys Sailor Moon Ever Fought

Dark Horse Comics’ Zodiac Starforce, a series about a group of girls blessed with superpowers by a cosmic goddess, has always been an unabashed tribute to magical girl manga and anime. Everything about the girls’ double lives, their relationship woes, and their kickass transformation sequences is covered in the…