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Moon: Earth's natural satellite
The Moon, occasionally distinguished as Luna, is an astronomical body that orbits the Earth as its only permanent natural satellite. It is the fifth-largest satellite in the Solar System, and the largest among planetary satellites relative to the size of the planet that it orbits. The Moon is, after Jupiter's satellite Io, the second-densest satellite in the Solar System among those whose densities are known.


The Russian who could have been first man on Moon

Alexei Leonov, who died on Friday, could have been the first human to land on the Moon.
BBC News - Published

Eliud Kipchoge: Sub-two hour marathon 'will make history'

Long-distance great Eliud Kipchoge says he'll feel like the first man on the Moon if he does it.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Moon

Hyundai Motor unveils $35 bln investment plan [Video]Hyundai Motor unveils $35 bln investment plan

South Korean carmaker Hyundai said it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($35 billion) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Trump says "we'll see" about possible third Kim summit [Video]Trump says "we'll see" about possible third Kim summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would want to know what would result from a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un before agreeing to hold it. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

India loses touch with moon lander [Video]India loses touch with moon lander

The Indian Space Research Organisation announced on Saturday that mission control had lost contact with the Chandrayaan-2 lander, minutes before it was scheduled to land on the south pole of the Moon...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:02Published

Students! Name The Next Mars Rover! [Video]Students! Name The Next Mars Rover!

Starting Tuesday, K-12 students in U.S. schools can enter the Mars 2020 Name the Rover essay contest. One grand prize winner will name the rover and be invited to see the spacecraft launch in July..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:57Published


Why are cathedrals hosting helter-skelters and golf courses?

From giant models of the Moon to a helter-skelter - buildings for worship are being used in the pursuit of fun.
BBC News - Published

Elon Musk upbeat on Starship test flights

The US entrepreneur says prototype flights of his Moon-Mars rocket system will begin in months.
BBC News - Published

Trump discusses North Korea with South's Moon, asks what a third Kim summit would yield

U.S. President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart held a summit in New York on Monday to discuss plans to restart U.S.-North Korea talks, as the allies prepare for talks in Seoul on sharing..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's Moon, Trump expected to meet at U.N. amid hopes for new North Korea talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to hold a summit at the United Nations this month, Moon's office said on Friday, amid hopes for a restart of talks aimed..
Reuters - Published

What went wrong with India's Moon mission?

The BBC asks former members of India's space agency what went wrong with its most complex mission.
BBC News - Published

Chandrayaan-2: India aims for soft landing on Moon's south pole

India aims to become the first country to make a soft landing on the Moon's south pole.
BBC News - Published

Moon appointee's 'privileged' daughter angers young South Koreans

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's nominee for justice minister may soon take office under the cloud of a prosecution enquiry and public outcry over a scandal that has reignited debate over class..
Reuters - Published

Chandrayaan-2: The grand ambitions of India's second Moon mission

India will try to land a rover on the Moon, but how will it get there and why does it matter?
BBC News - Published

Chandrayaan-2: India spacecraft begins orbiting Moon

The $145m Chandrayaan-2 aims to become the first space mission to land on the Moon's south pole.
BBC News - Published

Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander

A Nasa facility in Alabama will play a key role in sending astronauts to the Moon's surface in 2024.
BBC News - Published

North Korea fires missiles, derides South Korea's Moon as 'impudent'

North Korea launched at least two short-range ballistic missiles on Friday, South Korea's military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea's president as "impudent" and vowed that..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's Moon taps new ambassador to U.S. as allies face North Korea, defense costs

South Korean President Moon Jae-in tapped a seasoned former diplomat as his new ambassador to Washington on Friday as South Korea steps up efforts to connect with the Trump administration on issues..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's Moon says any gains by Japan from trade curbs will be short-lived

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that Japan imposing tighter export curbs against South Korea will undermine Japan's international credibility for using its industrial advantage as a..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's Moon pledges action against Japan's 'unfair' trade step

President Moon Jae-in vowed on Friday to take stern action against Japan's decision to strip South Korea of its fast track export status, calling it a reckless and unfair retaliatory action by Tokyo.
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe unlikely to meet South Korea's Moon at U.N. in September: Sankei

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is unlikely to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in during the United Nations general assembly in September, the Sankei newspaper reported, the latest sign of..
Reuters - Published

South Korean YouTubers lure Japanese audience with attacks on Moon

Japanese citizens angry at South Korea's role in a diplomatic row over their wartime history that has spilled into trade have found some unlikely allies: South Korean commentators using YouTube to..
Reuters - Published

The moment India's Moon mission began its journey

Footage shows the successful launch of India's second lunar mission.
BBC News - Published

The Silicon Valley space race

The battle between two billionaires vying to take us to the Moon and beyond.
BBC News - Published

Chandrayaan-2: India set to re-attempt Moon mission launch

The space agency says it has fixed the technical issue that saw last week's launch called off.
BBC News - Published

Apollo 11: Partial lunar eclipse on 50th anniversary

The Moon appears red on the day of the 50th anniversary of the historic space flight.
BBC News - Published

Apollo 11: 'They'd never had a woman engineer'

JoAnn Morgan tells the BBC about her role at the launch of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.
BBC News - Published

The great white pelicans of St James's Park

Three Great White pelicans named Sun, Moon and Star have made the London park their new home.
BBC News - Published

Moon landings: Apollo 11 celebrated in Cambridge University maps

Old maps of the Moon and stars celebrate the 50th anniversary of man walking on the Moon.
BBC News - Published

Apollo 11: Dewsbury man saw 'astonishing' Moon launch

John Blackburn vividly remembers watching Apollo 11 take off at Cape Canaveral in 1969.
BBC News - Published

NASA Moon mission: Open University partners with space agency

It is hoped a new instrument will help scientists understand the sources and movement of water on the Moon.
BBC News - Published

Neil Armstrong's son talks about the Moon landing

Mark Armstrong talks about his father, and the first ever Moon landing 50 years ago.
BBC News - Published

South Korea's Moon calls Japan claim of North Korea sanctions breach 'grave challenge'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday Japan's reported accusations that South Korea has violated international sanctions by exporting banned goods to North Korea posed a "grave challenge"..
Reuters - Published

Apollo Moon landing: 'My dad literally loved us to the Moon and back'

All the focus was on the Moon, the mission and the men – but what about the families back on Earth?
BBC News - Published

Japan curbs could drag on, hurt global economy: Moon

Japan's export curbs on key materials used by South Korean tech companies could drag on despite diplomatic efforts to end the dispute, South Korea's president said on Wednesday, pledging to help firms..
Reuters - Published

Japan export curbs could be prolonged, says South Korea's Moon

South Korea's president said on Wednesday Japan's export curbs on key materials used by South Korean technology firms could be prolonged and his government will sharply boost spending to help reduce..
Reuters - Published

Moon landings: What was the 1969 Apollo 11 mission?

It's 50 years since the first ever manned landing on the Moon - what was involved?
BBC News - Published

Total solar eclipse 2019: South America awaits sky show

Skywatchers in parts of Chile and Argentina will shortly see the Moon pass directly in front of the Sun.
BBC News - Published

South Korea's Moon says Trump-Kim handshake at DMZ would be a milestone

A handshake between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the inter-Korean border would be a "significant milestone" in the process of denuclearizing North Korea, South..
Reuters - Published

South Korea's Moon says door open for summit at G20, depends on Abe

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday he is open to holding a summit with Japan during the G20 meeting this week but the decision rests with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, throwing the ball..
Reuters - Published

Trump to visit South Korea this week for summit with Moon: Blue House

U.S. President Donald Trump will visit South Korea this week to discuss ways to revive nuclear talks with North Korea, the South's presidential Blue House said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

North Korea's Kim sends flowers for ex-first lady, but no letter for Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister met South Korean officials on their heavily defended border on Wednesday to deliver flowers and her brother's condolences over the death of a former South..
Reuters - Published

Chandrayaan-2: India unveils spacecraft for second Moon mission

chandrayaan-2: india unveils spacecraft for second moon mission
If successful Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the Moon.
BBC News - Published

Petition calling for impeachment of South Korea's Moon to force a response

A petition calling for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to be impeached had gathered more than 217,000 signatures as of Monday, passing a threshold that will require a government response and..
Reuters - Published

Trump to meet with Moon in South Korea in late June

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in South Korea as part of his trip to the region in late June for the G20 summit in Japan, the White House said in a..
Reuters - Published

Chang'e-4: Chinese rover 'confirms' Moon crater theory

chang'e-4: chinese rover 'confirms' moon crater theory
The Chinese Chang'e-4 rover may have confirmed a longstanding idea about the origin of a vast crater on the Moon's far side.
BBC News - Published

Moon landing marked by new Ordnance Survey map

moon landing marked by new ordnance survey map
The map of the lunar surface includes the spot where men first landed on the Moon in 1969.
BBC News - Published

Jeff Bezos unveils Moon lander concept

jeff bezos unveils moon lander concept
Blue Origins claims that the lunar lander will be able to take humans to the Moon's south pole by 2024.
BBC News - Published

Nasa lander 'detects first Marsquake'

nasa lander 'detects first marsquake'
It is the first seismic signal ever detected on the surface of a body other than Earth and its Moon.
BBC News - Published

South Korea's Moon pushes for summit with North Korea's Kim despite nuclear standoff

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Monday he will pursue "in earnest" another summit with Kim Jong Un despite the North Korean leader's recent criticism of Seoul's self-proclaimed role as a..
Reuters - Published

Beresheet spacecraft: 'Technical glitch' led to Moon crash

beresheet spacecraft: 'technical glitch' led to moon crash
Preliminary data suggests a technical glitch caused the Beresheet spacecraft to shut down its main engine at the wrong time.
BBC News - Published

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