Forty-nine years ago, on July 20, 1969, American astronauts planted a US flag on the moon. A space lawyer explains the implications, who owns the moon, and what it means for lunar mining.
Each meteorite is a piece of the puzzle to understanding our solar system.
Nearly 50 years since the first man walked on the moon, our morals are still stranded on Earth.
When and where you see the Moon in the daytime depends on what phase it is in.
There are plenty of astronomical things to watch out for this year beyond this week's lunar eclipse, including new Moon landings and a space station falling back to Earth.
Studying lunar eclipse could help us work out what's happening on exoplanets.
There is plenty of excitement about the lunar eclipse this week, but don't believe all you read and hear about this wonderful astronomical event.
A bunch of uncommon things all happening at the same time mean this full moon will have some special attributes.
We’ve only travelled into space in the last century, but humanity’s desire to reach the moon is far from recent.
No human has been to the moon since 1972. But India, China and Russia would like to change that, and soon.
Dreams of new footprints on the moon are more about domestic politics than foreign policy.
International plan for a lunar space station may lag behind efforts by private companies.
If you've ever wondered why you can look at a solar eclipse and why it can harm your eyes, the answer is in the sun's rays.
More than 2,000 years ago, the Babylonians understood the cycle of eclipses. They also regarded them as signs that could foretell the death of a king.
An astronomer explains how and why – and when – eclipses happen, what we can learn from them, and what they would look like if you were standing on the moon.
We could learn a lot from any mission to send people to Mars, such as whether there's life elsewhere in the universe or even the technology for new household appliances.
To get us to Mars and beyond, a team of students from around the world has a plan involving lunar rovers mining ice and a space station between the Earth and the moon.
The Moon belongs to all of us. Let's share in its beauty from afar without splashing around $100 million on a showy space trip.
Scientists first started disagreeing about whether the moon should be a planet in Galileo's day.
The moon may be slightly older than previously thought, suggests a new study.