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An occultation of Saturn and the moon, as seen from South Africa on March 29, 2019, using a smartphone mounted to a telescope.

A photographer recorded Saturn ‘touching’ the moon with his smartphone, and the pictures are stunning

Grant Petersen of South Africa spent months preparing to photograph the conjunction of the moon and Saturn using a Galaxy S8 phone and a telescope.
One of the last photos transmitted by Beresheet, the first private mission to attempt a moon landing. The spacecraft was designed and built by the Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL.

Israeli scientists’ attempt at the first private moon landing failed because of a glitch that caused a high-speed crash into the lunar surface

SpaceIL reported that a technical glitch in one of Beresheet's components caused the spacecraft's main engine to malfunction.
One of the last photos transmitted by Beresheet, the first private mission to attempt a moon landing. The spacecraft was designed and built by the Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL.

Israel’s first mission to the moon fails at the last minute, crashes into the lunar surface

Beresheet, a privately funded $100 million effort to land a dishwasher-size probe on the moon, failed in its landing attempt on Thursday.
The surface of the moon from 342 miles (550 kilometers) away. Beresheet, the first private lunar spacecraft, took this photo from lunar orbit on April 8, 2019.

Israeli scientists tried to pull off the first private moon landing, but the robotic probe failed and crashed into the lunar surface

SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit, launched its Beresheet robot on a SpaceX rocket in February. However, the probe failed to soft-land on the lunar surface.
A "spacecraft selfie" taken by SpaceIL's Beresheet lunar lander on the way to the moon.

The world’s first private lunar lander just took a selfie with Earth on its way to the moon

SpaceX rocketed a small Israeli robot called Beresheet toward the moon on February 21. Ahead of a lunar-landing attempt, it took a selfie photo.
The moon as seen by astronauts in space.

Earth’s air supply may reach nearly 400,000 miles into space — so far that the moon constantly flies through it

Our planet's gases reach so far into space that they envelope the moon. The discovery could help astronomers refine deep-space observation data.
An illustration of "Beresheet," a 1,300-lb robotic lunar robot that could make Israel the fourth country ever to land on the moon's surface.

SpaceX just launched an Israeli mission toward the moon. If successful, it would be the world’s first private lunar landing.

SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit, has launched a 1,300-lb lunar lander called Beresheet on a SpaceX rocket. Its journey to the moon will take two months.
An illustration of SpaceIL's "Beresheet" moon robot landing on the lunar surface.

SpaceX just rocketed the first private mission to the moon — an Israeli lunar lander. Here’s how to watch the launch.

SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit, bought space for its 1,300-pound Beresheet moon lander on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Its launch is scheduled for Thursday.
A jet flies in front of February's supermoon, also called a "super snow moon."

Tonight’s ‘super snow moon’ will be the biggest and one of the brightest full moons of 2019. Here’s why.

February's full moon, also called a "snow moon," will be the biggest of 2019. That's because it's a perigean moon, or "supermoon," close to Earth.
A photo of China's Chang'e 4 lander, which landed on the moon's far side on January 3, 2019. The mission's rover took this picture.

Amazing NASA satellite photos show China’s new lunar lander and rover on the far side of the moon

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed China's Chang'e 4 lander and rover on the moon's far side (not "dark side").