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What would it feel like to touch the moon?

Twelve people have walked on the moon since humans landed there 50 years ago, but no one has ever directly touched its surface.

NASA plans to send water-hunting robot to moon surface in 2022

NASA will send a golf cart-sized robot to the moon in 2022 to search for deposits of water below the surface.

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Moon dust could create problems for lunar explorers: Report

The Moon's regolith, which is the layer of unconsolidated solid material that is covering the bedrock of the Moon is a matter of concern for the astronauts.

NASA is testing inflatable space lodges for astronauts going to Moon and Mars

NASA is considering to accommodate astronauts in inflatable space lodges during future Moon and Mars missions.

Saturn surpasses Jupiter with most number of moons: Everything we know

Scientists have discovered as many as 20 new moons around Saturn, taking its tally to 82 and edging past Jupiter.

NASA finds new organic compounds in Saturn's moon Enceladus

NASA's Cassini mission has found new kinds of organic compounds, which have ingredients for amino acids--the key building blocks of life-- from the ice plumes of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

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Why the moon is soundless and other fun facts: A science teacher explains

The moon is around 4.51 billion years old, give or take 10 million years. A new analysis of lunar rocks brought to earth by Apollo astronauts suggests that the moon formed 4.51 billion years ago, just 60 million years after the solar system itself took shape.

China's Yutu-2 lunar rover examines the strange substance discovered in the Moon crater

Some piece of "gel-like" material was detected by the Yutu-2 rover, but the Chinese scientists are yet to reveal exactly what has been found by them.

This is how scientists want to make a trip to the Moon economical

A pair of scientists, through their research paper published last month, explained a method of constructing a 322,000 kilometers-long cable elevator that is anchored to the Moon.

Kashmir's digital blackout marks a period darker than the dark side of the moon

While we mourn the loss of connection with the moon, remembering a digital blackout closer home

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A glimpse of the supermoon worldwide

The phenomenon, which scientists call a 'perigee moon', occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

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Earthrise: 50 years ago, we saw the earth rise from space for the first time

On Christmas Eve, 1968, astronauts orbiting the moon saw Earth rising for the first time.

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