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A "spacecraft selfie" taken by SpaceIL's Beresheet lunar lander on the way to the moon.

The world’s first private lunar lander just took a selfie with Earth on its way to the moon

SpaceX rocketed a small Israeli robot called Beresheet toward the moon on February 21. Ahead of a lunar-landing attempt, it took a selfie photo.
The moon as seen by astronauts in space.

Earth’s air supply may reach nearly 400,000 miles into space — so far that the moon constantly flies through it

Our planet's gases reach so far into space that they envelope the moon. The discovery could help astronomers refine deep-space observation data.
An illustration of "Beresheet," a 1,300-lb robotic lunar robot that could make Israel the fourth country ever to land on the moon's surface.

SpaceX just launched an Israeli mission toward the moon. If successful, it would be the world’s first private lunar landing.

SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit, has launched a 1,300-lb lunar lander called Beresheet on a SpaceX rocket. Its journey to the moon will take two months.
An illustration of SpaceIL's "Beresheet" moon robot landing on the lunar surface.

SpaceX just rocketed the first private mission to the moon — an Israeli lunar lander. Here’s how to watch the launch.

SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit, bought space for its 1,300-pound Beresheet moon lander on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Its launch is scheduled for Thursday.
A jet flies in front of February's supermoon, also called a "super snow moon."

Tonight’s ‘super snow moon’ will be the biggest and one of the brightest full moons of 2019. Here’s why.

February's full moon, also called a "snow moon," will be the biggest of 2019. That's because it's a perigean moon, or "supermoon," close to Earth.
A photo of China's Chang'e 4 lander, which landed on the moon's far side on January 3, 2019. The mission's rover took this picture.

Amazing NASA satellite photos show China’s new lunar lander and rover on the far side of the moon

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed China's Chang'e 4 lander and rover on the moon's far side (not "dark side").
NASA plans to return to the moon with American companies.

Watch the moon get pounded by 1 billion years’ worth of big asteroids in a 1-minute animation

The moon has taken a beating since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. A new study shows the past 290 million years have been especially brutal.
A "super blood blue moon" is seen during an eclipse in Hong Kong, China January 31, 2018.

A ‘super blood wolf moon’ this weekend will be the last total lunar eclipse until 2021 — here’s how to catch it

In January, the moon will be closer to Earth than usual during a total lunar eclipse. The "super blood wolf moon" will last over an hour.
An illustration of Earth and the moon.

The speed of light is torturously slow, and these 3 simple animations by a scientist at NASA prove it

A scientist at NASA animated how long it takes light to travel around Earth, to the moon, and to Mars. The movies show just how slow light can be.
A photo of the sprouts that China grew in a lattice-like structure inside a canister on the moon.

China says it has grown the first plants on the moon on its historic mission to the far side

China's historic mission to the far side of the moon may have produced another first: Seeds sprouted there for the first time, scientists say.