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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

Transformations to Granular Zircon Revealed: Meteor Crater, Arizona

July 27, 2016 — Having been reported in lunar samples returned by Apollo astronauts, meteorites, impact glass, and at a number of meteorite craters on Earth, granular zircon is the most unusual and enigmatic type of ... read more

July 11, 2016 — For only the second time in a year, a NASA camera aboard the DSCOVR satellite captured a view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth. From its position between the sun and ... read more

Oct. 17, 2015 — A study of zircons from a gigantic meteorite impact in South Africa casts doubt on the methods used to date lunar ... read more

Oct. 15, 2015 — Within a giant impact basin near the moon's south pole, there sits a large mound of mysterious origin. Research by geologists suggests that the mound was formed by unique volcanic processes set ... read more

Oct. 14, 2015 — Launching humans to Mars may not require a full tank of gas: A new study suggests that a Martian mission may lighten its launch load considerably by refueling on the ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Water reserves found on the moon are the result of asteroids acting as 'delivery vehicles' and not of falling comets as was previously thought. Using computer simulation, scientists have ... read more

Total Lunar Eclipse Will Bring Big Red Moon to Early Morning Sky

Sep. 23, 2015 — People across the western hemisphere may be surprised to see a rust-colored Moon in the sky on 28 September. Early that morning (the evening of the 27 September for observers in North and South ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Earth's gravity has influenced the orientation of thousands of faults that form in the lunar surface as the moon shrinks, according to new ... read more

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. 8, 2015 — Scientists have reconciled the accepted model of the moon's formation with the unexpectedly similar isotopic fingerprints of both bodies. The results suggest that the impact that formed the moon ... 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

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