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The mysterious lunar lump exists below the surface of the lunar South Pole-Aitken Basin (in blues and purples).

Scientists have discovered a mysterious lump on the moon’s far side, and it’s 5 times bigger than Hawaii’s Big Island

Gravitational data suggest the anomaly is the metallic core of a giant asteroid that's hiding 190 miles beneath the lunar South Pole-Aitken Basin.
NASA plans to return to the moon with American companies.

Watch the moon get pounded by 1 billion years’ worth of big asteroids in a 1-minute animation

The moon has taken a beating since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. A new study shows the past 290 million years have been especially brutal.
China landed its Chang'e-4 lunar mission inside an ancient crater located on the far side of the moon.

A scientist at NASA has figured out exactly where China landed its historic lunar mission on the moon’s far side

China successfully landed its Chang'e 4 rover and lander on the moon's far side near its South Pole. This graphic highlights the precise location.
An illustration of NASA's Mars 2020 rover exploring the Martian surface.

NASA will dig for signs of alien life on Mars in Jezero Crater — the landing site for its 2020 rover

NASA picked a landing site for its new Mars 2020 rover: Jezero Crater. The giant impact basin the Martian equator may hide signs of microbial life.
An illustration of asteroids careening toward northern Greenland.

A 5-billion-ton iron meteorite once slammed into Greenland — and scientists found its Paris-size crater under the ice

When a team of scientists studied a new map of Greenland's bedrock, they found a 16-mile-wide depression that looked like a gigantic blast crater.
The moon as seen by astronauts in space.

The moon has ice on its surface in hundreds of places — and it could be the ‘first step in building a space economy’

The moon's cold, dark craters near its north and south poles contain water ice directly at the surface, a new study confirms. If the deposits are large enough, people or robots could harvest the water, split it into hydrogen and oxygen, fuel up rockets, and launch a new era of space exploration.

A meteorite recently slammed into Mars and left this giant black stain of a crater

A small asteroid or comet recently struck Mars, possibly even a few months ago, leaving a cluster of craters and a giant black stain on the red planet.