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Moon: January 2019



Scientists discover what may be Earth's oldest rock in a lunar sample returned by the Apollo 14 astronauts.


Most scientists believe the rate at which the moon and Earth have been bombarded by meteorites has remained constant for the past two to three billion years.


Using images and thermal data collected by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Southwest Research Institute scientists and their collaborators have calculated the ages of large lunar craters across the Moon to be less than 1 billion years.


A panorama taken by the Chang'e-4 lander of itself, the Yutu-2 rover, and the surrounding lunar terrain on the far side of the Moon has been released.


China landed Chang'e-4 inside of Von Karman crater on the far side of the Moon 10:26 a.m. BJT Thursday.