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Europa: There may be life on Jupiter's moon and two new missions will pave the way for finding it

Aug 31, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Europa is thought to be able to harbor simple, microbial life in its liquid, internal ocean beneath its icy surface

Europa, Jupiter's moon. Image from NASA

In space, the U.S. sees a rival in China

Jan 06, 2019 - 9:33 AM

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

SPACE RACE. his file picture taken early on December 8, 2018 shows a Long March 3B rocket, transporting the Chang'e-4 lunar rover, lifting off from the Xichang launch center in Xichang in China's southwestern Sichuan province. Photo by STR/AFPChina OUT

Will China's moon landing launch a new space race?

Jan 05, 2019 - 1:00 PM

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.


Scientists shocked as NASA cuts only moon rover

Apr 28, 2018 - 11:04 AM

The Resource Prospector is the only robotic vehicle under development to explore the Moon's surface

China shows off moon rover model before space launch

Nov 05, 2013 - 2:28 PM

Beijing has ambitious space goals including plans to send its first probe to land on the moon by the end of this year

CHINA MOON ROVER. Artist impression of Chang'e 3 on the Moon surface. Image courtesy of

NASA spacecraft to study Moon's atmosphere

Sep 06, 2013 - 10:11 AM

NASA will launch a new lunar explorer on Friday to study the moon s atmosphere

NASA'S LADEE. NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer hopes to bring us more information on the moon. Screen shot from YouTube video