Science

China begins first surface exploration of moon's far side

Jan 4, 2019

A Chinese lunar rover has begun exploring the terrain in the world's first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon

China lunar probe sheds light on the 'dark' side of the moon

Jan 4, 2019

China's burgeoning space program has achieved a lunar milestone: landing a probe on the mysterious and misnamed "dark" side of the moon

Chinese official media say a Chinese spacecraft has made the first successful landing ever on the far side of the moon

Jan 3, 2019

Chinese official media say a Chinese spacecraft has made the first successful landing ever on the far side of the moon

Bali volcano shoots new burst of ash; flights unaffected

Dec 30, 2018

A volcano on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali has shot a new burst of hot ash into the air

Strong quake off Philippines prompts panic, tsunami warning

Dec 29, 2018

A strong undersea earthquake has struck off the southern Philippines and the head of the country's quake-monitoring agency has advised people in a southeastern province to avoid beaches in case of a tsunami

Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size

Dec 29, 2018

Scientists say Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island, which erupted and collapsed a week ago triggering a deadly tsunami, is now only about a quarter of its pre-eruption size

Weather hampers efforts to inspect Indonesia tsunami volcano

Dec 28, 2018

Bad weather hampered efforts to assess whether an Indonesian volcano could trigger another deadly tsunami

Indonesia raises alert, widens danger zone around volcano

Dec 28, 2018

Indonesia has widened the no-go zone around an island volcano that triggered a weekend tsunami that killed at least 430 people

Satellite images show collapse of Indonesian island volcano

Dec 27, 2018

Radar data from satellites, converted into images, shows Indonesia's Anak Krakatau island volcano is dramatically smaller following a weekend eruption that triggered a deadly tsunami

Indonesia says avoid coast near volcano, fearing new tsunami

Dec 26, 2018

Indonesian authorities ask people near an island volcano to avoid the coast while eruptions and weather conditions are monitored for tsunami on anniversary of devastating Asian tsunami that killed some 230,000 people in 12 countries in 2004

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