The Moon is our constant companion in the Solar System and the only place in the universe where humans have visited. Despite this, there's still much to discover about our closest neighbour.
Moon facts and trivia
History of the Apollo Moon landings
Apollo 17 commander Eugene A Cernan is holding the lower corner of the American flag during the mission's first EVA December 12 1972 Photograph by Harrison J Jack Schmitt.jpg
In July 1969 humans landed on the Moon for the first time, as part of the Apollo 11 mission. But why haven't we been back since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972?
Moon Behind the Trees © Emily Jeremy, Astronomy Photographer of the Year Young Commended 2014
The Moon is Earth’s most familiar companion, the closest astronomical object to the Earth. No other planet has a satellite as large in comparison to its own size.
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Sleep trouble. Violent behaviour. Mental health. Menstrual cycles. All these and more have at one time or another been associated with the Moon.
What can explain high tide at London Bridge as well as Nova explosions from white dwarfs?
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Why do people see faces in the Moon? And what shapes do you see?
Learn how to get started in astrophotography with our step-by-step guide to photographing the Moon.
Anyone can enjoy looking at the Moon, but can anybody claim to 'own' it? Find out about the laws governing nations and people in outer space - and why 'buying' a plot of land on the Moon might not be all that it seems.
Mauna Kea Moonset © Sean Goebel.jpg
Blue moons, Harvest moons, Worm moons? Find out more about the ancient names associated with the phases of the Moon - and what they mean.
The Moon photographed from the ISS
In space, no one can hear you scream. Or sing for that matter. But that hasn't prevented generations of musicians from being inspired by the Moon and Moon landings.