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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.

Swan Song

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.

Space is vast. There's a lot of exploring to do.

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