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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.
An illustration of the space object 'Oumuamua (formally known as 1I/2017 U1) flying through the solar system in late 2017.

Mysterious space objects like ‘Oumuamua will visit our solar system again. Scientists may intercept the next one with a robotic probe.

Astronomers say more interstellar objects like 'Oumuamua will visit our solar system. They hope to chase down the next one with rockets and robots.
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.
China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander took this panorama from the surface of the moon's far side on January 11, 2019. The mission's Yutu-2 rover is seen in the background (bottom-left).

China releases detailed 360-degree photo from the first mission to land on the far side of the moon

The China National Space Administration has released a high-resolution wraparound image of the moon's far side taken by the Chang'e 4 spacecraft.
The Yutu or "Jade Rabbit" rover, part of China's Chang'e-3 mission, moving around the lunar surface.

China’s rover and lander on the moon’s far side are taking a ‘nap’ to survive brutal surface temperatures

China just landed its Chang'e 4 rover and lander on the far side of the moon, but they are taking a nap to wait out brutal conditions.
China landing its Chang'e 4 spacecraft on the far side of the moon is an early phase of an ambitious program of space exploration.

‘This is more than just a landing’: Why China’s mission on the far side of the moon should be a wake-up call for the world

China landing a car-sized lunar spacecraft, called Chang'e 4, on the far side of the moon is a triumph. It's also a technological shot across the bow.
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.
A rendering of a lunar rover for China's Chang'e-4 moon mission.

China just landed a spacecraft on the moon’s far side for the first time in history. Here’s why the mission may be revolutionary.

China launched a robotic spacecraft to the moon's far side (not the dark side) in December. Now it's poised to explore a crucial region we never see.

NASA is about to reveal the most distant object ever visited by humanity. Here’s how to see New Horizons’ close-up pictures for the first ...

NASA TV will host live YouTube video showing the New Horizons probe's first photos of a distant Kuiper Belt Object called 2014 MU69, or Ultima Thule.
An illustration of Kuiper Belt Objects (dots) with New Horizons' flight path (yellow), Pluto, and Ultima Thule/2014 MU69.

NASA just pulled off humanity’s farthest-ever visit to a space object — the New Horizons probe successfully flew by Ultima Thule

Ultima Thule, which is 4 billion miles from Earth — and 1 billion miles beyond Pluto — is now the most distant object humanity has ever visited.