A lunar rover which will explore the moon on foot in 2021 was unveiled in London on Thursday.
A decade after NASA sent a rocket crashing into the moon’s south pole, spewing a plume of debris that revealed vast reserves of ice beneath the barren lunar surface, the space agency is racing to pick up where its little-remembered project left off.
A recent Chinese mission has revealed more about the South Pole Aitken basin
You’d think spotting a crashed lander on the surface of the Moon would be easier, but NASA is discovering that the hunt can be trickier than you might expect. Searches for India’s Chandrayaan-2 lander, Vikram, have turned up empty-handed so far, with the failed mission so far escaping the high-resolution eye of NASA’s lunar satellites.
It’s now been nearly two full weeks since India’s lunar lander, Chandrayaan-2, went quiet moments before what was supposed to be a soft landing on the Moon.
Chinese media have reported that the Yutu-2 rover has discovered a “gel-like” substance in a crater on the far side of the moon. It sounds intriguing, but details are still scarce.
The Chandrayaan-2 mission’s Vikram lander was descending toward the moon when it suddenly went off trajectory just 1.3 miles above the lunar surface.
Conspiracy theorists claim the footage shows an “alien mothership”
Scientists believe the Beresheet’s unusual cargo may be alive and well on the moon