The telescope will measure the speed and makeup of what lies between galaxies, information to help study how celestial objects were formed.
India and Russia are sending landers to spots near the south pole, which has water ice that might one day be mined to make rocket fuel.
A successful landing by the spacecraft would make India the fourth country — after the U.S., the Soviet Union, and China — to achieve the feat.
A Japanese company lost contact with its unmanned Hakuto spacecraft moments before touchdown on the moon Wednesday, saying the mission had apparently failed.
Scientists are pondering how to tell time on other celestial bodies. It's a lot harder than you might think.
The successful splashdown of the spacecraft with no humans aboard keeps NASA's Artemis mission on track to put the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface by 2025.
A Tokyo company aimed for the moon with its own private lander Sunday, blasting off atop a SpaceX rocket with the United Arab Emirates' first lunar rover and a toylike robot from Japan.
NASA's Artemis moon rocket has finally launched after months of setbacks, from fuel leaks to hurricanes. If successful, the mission signals a big step toward returning humans to the moon.
The space agency has been trying for months to send its giant moon rocket on its first test flight. The goal is to send a crew capsule, with no astronauts on board, around the moon and back.