Almost Half of Moon Missions Fail. Why Is Space Still So Hard?

A Moon landing.

Space missions are a risky business. Just over 50% of lunar missions succeed. (Image: stux via Pixabay)

They Say We Know More About the Moon Than About the Deep Sea. They’re Wrong

Sunlight streaming through the water.

The idea that we know more about the Moon than the deep sea has been repeated for decades, but it's simply not true. (Image: Hon Giuseppe Piazzese via Dreamstime)

Earth’s Formation Could Be Explained by Its Magnetic Field

A very lage object hitting Earth.

A peculiar property of Earth’s magnetic field could help us to work out how our planet was created 4.5 billion years ago, according to a new scientific assessment. ( Image: JPL via NASA)

NASA’s Lunar Flashlight Ready to Search for the Moon’s Water Ice

NASA's Lunar Flashlight satellite.

Earlier this year, NASA’s Lunar Flashlight mission underwent tests to prepare it for launch in November 2022. The solar-powered small satellite is shown here with its four solar arrays extended in a Georgia Tech clean room. (Image: JPL-Caltech via NASA)

Astronauts May One Day Drink Water From Ancient Moon Volcanoes

The Moon from space.

A new study published in Science Advances, suggests ancient people used the Nebra Sky Disc to track lunar eclipses. (Image: via Pixabay)

Scientists Succeed at Growing Plants in Lunar Soil

Seedlings growing in lunar soil.

The seedlings grown in the lunar soil. (Image: IFAS Video via Youtube)

Earth’s Atmosphere May Be the Source of Some Lunar Water

The surface of the Moon.

Chang'e is the Chinese goddess of the moon, best known for stealing an elixir of immortality from her husband, Hou Yi. Her story is celebrated as part of the annual Mid-Autumn Festival. (Image: via Pixabay)

Scientists Recover Gases From Moon Rock Time Capsule

A Moon rock in a sealed container.

Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis are helping to recover gases from a container of lunar soil that astronauts collected and sealed under vacuum on the surface of the Moon in 1972. (Image: via NASA)

4 Worst Catastrophes Earth Has Survived

Artist's rendering of Earth and moon seen from space with a massive fireball aproaching.

The Earth has gone through many massive disasters that constitute 'life-changing' events on a planetary scale. (Image: Ig0rzh via Dreamstime)

What Is Hidden on the Dark Side of the Moon?

The moon.

I don't know if you've noticed, but when you look up at the full Moon, the pattern on the Moon is always the same. (Image: via NASA)