NASA's LRO spacecraft observing the moon beamed back a jittery image to Earth. This led researchers to discover that it was hit and survived a meteoroid impact in 2014.
New scanning technology using ultraviolet light offers scientists a better tool for investigating the dark side of the Moon. Researchers using the device have discovered two young impact craters near the Moon's south pole.
Two years ago, an object the size of a small boulder slammed into the surface of Earth's Moon with immense force, creating a flash of light nearly 10 times brighter than anything lunar impact ever recorded. Like many impacts before it, the collision changed the face of our moon forever, adding several new craters and altering old ones. Now NASA experts are working to distinguish the new from the old - identifying the Moon's freshest craters to help them better understand these kinds of impacts.
As the Earth spins around and around, it only ever faces one side of our orbiting Moon. But did you ever wonder what the other side looked like? Well thanks to a new video released by NASA, the dark side of the Moon is finally coming into light.
For months, it has remained a mystery as to where NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft crash landed, and now evidence of an impact crater has revealed the answer, providing scientists with some closure.
Those willing to make the sacrifice of rising early this Sunday will be rewarded with the largest "supermoon" of 2013, though some argue it may not be worth it.