• December 12, 2018
Following a 4.6-day cruise, on 12 December at 8:45 Beijing time (16:45 UTC), the spacecraft arrived in lunar orbit, preparing for a landing in early January.
• November 08, 2018
SpaceIL, a privately funded Israeli non-profit, will attempt to land a small spacecraft on the Moon in early 2019.
Tammo Jan Dijkema
• October 15, 2018
Radio amateurs around the world worked together to take an image of the Earth and the far side of the Moon.
• October 02, 2018
A collection of before and after slider images showing how views of planets in our solar system have changed over the years since NASA was created.
• September 18, 2018
With my first issue of The Planetary Report as editor, I am taking the magazine open-access. Return to Mercury features articles by Elsa Montagnon on BepiColombo and by Long Xiao on the Chang'e-4 and -5 landers.
The Planetary Report • September Equinox 2018
Long Xiao previews two ambitious Chinese lunar missions, one of which will make the first-ever landing on the far side of the Moon.
Sriram Bhiravarasu anticipates India’s 2019 lunar venture with an orbiter, lander, and rover.
• August 13, 2018
Chandrayaan-2, expected to launch in October, will now be launching no earlier than 3 January 2019, with its lander and rover touching down in February.
• July 19, 2018
Where did the Moon come from? The origin of our cosmic neighbor is a fundamental question in planetary science.
• May 22, 2018
Returning to the Moon won’t be easy, even though we’ve been there before.
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