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A rendering of a lunar rover for China's Chang'e-4 moon mission.

China just launched the first mission to explore the moon’s far side. When it lands, the discoveries may be revolutionary.

On Friday, China launched a lunar-landing mission to the far side of the moon. It may be the first to explore a vast region of the moon we never see.
A simulated view of Earth and the moon.

NASA’s first moon landings in nearly 50 years may happen in 2019. The agency thinks these 9 companies can get it to the lunar surface.

NASA announced the next phase of its Commercial Lunar Payload Services program. Nine companies will bid to get the US back to the moon by 2022.
NASA plans to return to the moon with American companies.

NASA administrator: ‘The US is returning to the surface of the moon, and we’re doing it sooner than you think!’

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine is about to reveal partnerships with Astrobotic and other US companies that hope to return the US to the moon.
An artist's depiction of NASA's Space Launch System rocketing a crew toward orbit.

NASA ‘will eventually retire’ its new mega-rocket if SpaceX, Blue Origin can safely launch their own powerful rockets

NASA is building the Space Launch System (SLS) to send astronauts back to the moon. But it will retire it if SpaceX and Blue Origin build big rockets.
Pluto is over 4.6 billion miles away, but you can explore it from the comfort of your own computer, right now, thanks to Google Maps.

A little-known feature in Google Maps lets you explore planets and moons in our local solar system — here’s how to find it

Most people just use Google Maps to get directions from A to B, but it can also be used to explore other planets beyond our own.
Apollo 11 astronauts took this photo of Earth on July 20, 1969.

28 iconic photos of the Earth from space that will make you feel puny and insignificant

Carl Sagan, whose birthday is November 9, famously juxtaposed human history as a struggle upon a mote of cosmic dust in his book "Pale Blue Dot."
The 2018 winner of the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

22 of the best photos of stars, galaxies, and space taken this year

Each year the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition awards "the most beautiful and spectacular images of space and the cosmos."
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands next to a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

The American flags on the moon are disintegrating

The sun has likely bleached them all white and partially destroyed their fragile fibers.

Elon Musk just announced that SpaceX will livestream its 2023 moon mission in virtual reality, in real time

Musk said he plans to use his future Starlink satellite system to broadcast the mission.