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Your Guide to Water on the Moon
Learn when we discovered lunar water, where it is, and how future missions will study it.
New Gems from the Moon
More than seven years after the end of its mission, JAXA has released the entire data set from Kaguya's HDTV cameras.
The phases of the far side of the Moon
Serbian artist Ivica Stošić used Clementine and Kaguya data to give a glimpse of the phases of the lunar farside.
Preparing for the Journey to the Moon, Mars and Beyond
Deepak Dhingra reports on a planetary analog field trip exploring a very young volcanic terrain in Idaho at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.
Through a Glass, Darkly
When sent from deep space, even imperfect images can inform and amaze.
The final moments of a lunar orbiter, as told in a song composed by the moon itself.
LPSC: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter results
A week later and I am finally getting to the mountains of notes I took on Moon-related talks I saw at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) held in Houston last week.
Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 14: The Moon
The Moon is the most familiar of the objects in the heavens.
Data from Kaguya's prime mission to the Moon has been released
Yesterday, the Japanese space agency announced the public release of the data from the primary mission of the Kaguya (a.k.a. SELENE) lunar orbiter.
Window onto an abyss: Cave skylight on the Moon
This just in: researchers on JAXA's Kaguya lunar orbiter have discovered an open pit on the Moon that is likely a window onto a sublunar world -- a skylight into a subsurface cavern.
Gorgeous Kaguya image of Cabeus crater; where to watch impact
I'm back online and ready to watch LCROSS smash into the Moon this morning!
What's up in the solar system for the week of May 12
It's time to check in on what's going on with our trusty robots around the solar system.