Rappler's latest stories on moon exploration
Europa is thought to be able to harbor simple, microbial life in its liquid, internal ocean beneath its icy surface
China launches more rockets into space than any other country, with 39 last year compared to 31 by the US, 20 by Russia, and 8 by Europe
Because of the secrecy that surrounds many aspects of the Chinese space program, its exact capabilities are unknown. However, the program is likely on par with its counterparts.
The Resource Prospector is the only robotic vehicle under development to explore the Moon's surface
Beijing has ambitious space goals including plans to send its first probe to land on the moon by the end of this year
NASA will launch a new lunar explorer on Friday to study the moon s atmosphere