The Moon passes in front of the Earth in this photo from NASA's DSCOVR craft from a perch one million miles from Earth. (Source)

Moon and Mars

China Prepares to Send Rover to Moon's Far Side

The launch of a relay satellite is the first essential step for sending a rover to the far side of the moon's surface.

How to Fly a Helicopter on Mars
Flying a helo in the hairline atmosphere of Mars is one of JPL's big…
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Charged Lunar Dust Is Very Bad for Your Lungs
The health effects of breathing lunar dust over long periods of time…
ULA Launches NASA's InSight Spacecraft to Mars

InSight has started its six-month journey to Mars.

Say Hello to MarCO, the First Deep Space CubeSats
Small satellites have started to fill the orbits of Earth. Now NASA …
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NASA Tests Mini-Nuclear Reactors for Moon and Mars

Keeping the lights on shouldn't be a problem for interplanetary explorers thanks to Kilopower.

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Private Companies Took Over Rocket Launches. Can They Do the Same For Moon Landers?

NASA has decided to scrap its own rover, Resource Prospector, and fund lunar lander programs from private industry.

The Plan to Return Samples From Mars Takes a Step Forward

NASA and ESA agree to explore concepts for returning a precious sample of red soil.

Meet InSight: The Mission To Measure Marsquakes and Unlock the Red Planet

The InSight lander blasts off from California on May 5 to begin a six-month journey to Mars

This Is the First Color Image From Europe's New Mars Orbiter

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter will search for hints of methane and other signs of life in the martian atmosphere.

The U.S. Doesn't Want Anyone Messing With the Apollo Landing Sites
A new rush of companies and countries headed to the moon has the U.S. considering the best ways to preserve its historical lunar landma…
NASA's Curiosity Rover Hits 2,000 Sol (Martian Day) Milestone

Curiosity has been running for 2,000 martian days, which makes today kind of like the rover's birthday.

Russia's Space Agency Might Break Up With the U.S. To Get With China

After almost three decades of cooperation, Roscosmos is now eyeing a future in space with China.

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NASA's Odyssey Captures Stunning Images of Mars' Moons

Phobos and Deimos appear to dance in these gorgeous photos.

NASA's Nuclear Thermal Engine Is a Blast From the Cold War Past

Nuclear thermal propulsion, which was studied in the Cold War for space travel, could make a comeback to fly humans to Mars.

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Carry a Piece of Mars Back to the Red Planet

NASA's next generation Mars rover will use a Martian meteorite to calibrate its detectors.

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Elon Musk's Space Tesla Isn't Going to Mars. It's Going Somewhere More Important.

Why the Roadster's destination matters for the future of exploring the Red Planet.

21 Incredible Photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

A look at last night's super rare lunar eclipse from around the world.

Missed the Super Blue Blood Moon? Here's When to Catch the Next One

You'll be waiting a couple of decades—but you can see something just as good next year.

The Most Spectacular Eclipse of 2018 Is Tomorrow
In North America, you'll need to be in the west to see the total lunar eclipse, which happens to coincide with a supermoon and a blue m…
NASA to Livestream Super Blue Blood Moon Through Telescopes Around the Country

If you can't make it to a good spot, or the weather thwarts your plans, NASA has got you covered.

This Was a Huge Week for the NASA-Russia Lunar Space Station and the Future of Spaceflight

Major discussions in Tokyo this past week could decide the future of space exploration for decades to come.

Google's $20 Million Moonshot Is Ending Without a Winner

The Lunar XPrize would have given a pretty penny to the first group to send a rover to the Moon.

NASA Mini-Reactors Could Power Outposts on the Moon and Mars

It will likely be decades before the first humans go to Mars, but when they do, we need to make sure they can power their equipment.

You Can Grow Hops on Mars, So Let's Go Already

This could be the next era of extreme craft brewing.

NASA's Next Great Mars Rover Will Search for Martians and Prepare for Humans to Follow
The rolling science laboratory will bring a new suite of instruments to investigate the Red Planet, search for biosignatures, and prepa…
Deep Drifts of Water Ice Litter the Landscape of Mars

The surface of equatorial Mars has ancient snow trapped under dust and rock, forming cliff-like formations.

U.S. and China Both Want to Launch a Mars Sample Return Mission Before 2030

NASA is working through ideas to collect martian rock and return it to Earth, but the Chinese space program might beat them to it.

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