Latest Shoemaker Stories
A new lunar topography map with the highest resolution of the moon's rugged south polar region provides new information on some of our natural satellite's darkest inhabitants - permanently shadowed craters.
Newly-released images of the lunar south-polar region obtained by ESAâ€™s SMART-1 are proving to be wonderful tools to zero-in on suitable study sites for potential future lunar exploration missions.
In 1959, a spaceship fell out of the lunar sky and hit the ground near the Sea of Serenity. The ship itself was shattered, but its mission was a success. Luna 2 from the Soviet Union had became the first manmade object to "land" on the Moon.
The first object in the night sky most of us ever saw, the Moon remains a mystery. And as we look towards the Moon with thoughts of setting up a permanent home there, one new question is paramount: does the Moon have water? Although none has been definitely detected, recent evidence suggests that it's there.