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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Sep. 10, 2015 — Scientists at MIT and elsewhere have identified regions on the far side of the moon, called the lunar highlands, that may have been so heavily bombarded -- particularly by small asteroids -- that the ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Scientists have found traces of carbon in volcanic glass collected from the Apollo missions to the Moon. The finding may not only explain the driving force behind ancient 'fire fountain' ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — The moon's thin atmosphere contains neon, a gas commonly used in electric signs on Earth because of its intense ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month. The series of test images shows the ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Pluto's moon Nix, imaged by the New Horizons Ralph instrument, has a reddish spot that has attracted the interest of mission scientists. Pluto's small, irregularly shaped moon Hydra is ... read more

Technique May Reveal the Age of Moon Rocks During Spaceflight

July 20, 2015 — Researchers are developing instruments and methods for measuring the ages of rocks encountered during space missions to the Moon or other planets. Many of the techniques used to date rocks on Earth ... read more

June 17, 2015 — The moon is engulfed in a permanent but lopsided dust cloud that increases in density when annual events like the Geminids spew shooting stars, according to a new ... read more

June 1, 2015 — Researchers have produced new evidence that lunar swirls -- wispy bright regions scattered on the moon's surface -- were created by several comet collisions over the last 100 million ... read more

May 14, 2015 — A rugged camera technology successfully captured 360 degree panoramic views of the moon during China’s first lunar landing in ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient moon-forming giant impact observable in stony meteorites. The research indicates ... read more

Apr. 4, 2015 — Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a theoretical ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Scientists have long puzzled over the planet Mercury's excessively dark surface. New research suggests that carbon from passing comets could be the planet's mystery darkening ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — Scientists have produced a new map of the Moon's most unusual volcano showing that its explosive eruption spread debris over an area much greater than previously thought. A team of astronomers ... read more

Mar. 10, 2015 — On 20 March a total eclipse of the Sun will take place, visible from the North Atlantic Ocean. Observers in the UK and Ireland will see a partial solar eclipse, with up to 97% of the Sun blocked out. ... read more

Feb. 12, 2015 — Researchers have now refined the timeline of meteorite impacts on the moon through a pioneering application of laser microprobe technology to Apollo 17 ... read more

Feb. 10, 2015 — The recent discovery of hydrogen-bearing molecules, possibly including water, on the moon has explorers excited because these deposits could be mined if they are sufficiently abundant, sparing the ... read more

Mining the Moon Becomes a Serious Prospect

Feb. 2, 2015 — With an estimated 1.6 billion tons of water ice at its poles and an abundance of rare-earth elements hidden below its surface, the Moon is rich ground for ... read more

Nov. 17, 2014 — A project to map the impact sequence on the asteroid Vesta is helping scientists compare its history to other solar system ... read more

Oct. 28, 2014 — NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer ... read more

Oct. 1, 2014 — New data obtained by NASA's GRAIL mission reveals that the Procellarum region on the near side of the moon -- a giant basin often referred to as the "man in the moon" -- likely arose ... read more

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