Results tagged “Moon”

ESA's Lunar Ice Drill For Luna 27

A drill designed to penetrate 1-2 m into the lunar surface is envisaged by ESA to fly to the Moon's south pole on Russia's Luna-27 lander in 2020.

Tim Peake: I was looking for Antarctica - hard to spot from our orbit. Settled for a moonset instead.

The same face of the Moon has not always pointed towards the Earth.

New NASA-funded research provides evidence that the spin axis of Earth's moon shifted by about five degrees roughly three billion years ago.

Video: Our Changing Moon

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) is the focus of this episode of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's "What's New in Aerospace?" series.

Nearly half a century ago we sent people on improbable voyages to another world - because we could.

The Moon Forever Stamp

On February 22, 2016 the U.S. Postal Service will issue The Moon Forever International rate stamp.

ESA's European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, trains and prepares astronauts for their missions into space.

Moon Zoo is a citizen science project that utilises internet crowd-sourcing techniques.

When the moon is high in the sky, it creates bulges in the planet's atmosphere that creates imperceptible changes in the amount of rain that falls below.

The Moon was formed by a violent, head-on collision between the early Earth and a "planetary embryo" called Theia approximately 100 million years after the Earth formed, UCLA geochemists and colleagues report.

In 2013, Chang'e-3, an unmanned lunar mission, touched down on the northern part of the Imbrium basin, one of the most prominent of the lava-filled impact basins visible from Earth.

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently captured a unique view of Earth from the spacecraft's vantage point in orbit around the moon.

This image of the lunar landscape was taken by a crewmember aboard the International Space Station on Oct. 25, 2015

Approaching the Moon As Seen By Apollo 12

Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 55/EE - Orbital, Trans-Earth Coast

Phenomenally durable crystals called zircons are used to date some of the earliest and most dramatic cataclysms of the solar system.

A giant mound near the Moon's south pole appears to be a volcanic structure unlike any other found on the lunar surface, according to new research.

Launching humans to Mars may not require a full tank of gas: A new MIT study suggests that a Martian mission may lighten its launch load considerably by refueling on the Moon.

Among the instruments operating for the past two years aboard China's Chang'e 3 lunar lander is a UV telescope. This report documents the first 18 months of operations.

Looking Down At The Moon's North Pole

The pockmarked landscape captured in this image from ESA's SMART-1 mission is the surface of our Moon. Some of the many craters scattered across the lunar surface are clearly visible, records of the many impacts that have plagued it.

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