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Earth's gravity has influenced the orientation of thousands of faults that form in the lunar surface as the moon shrinks, according to new results from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.

Scientists believe that about 4 billion years ago, during a period called the Late Heavy Bombardment, the moon took a severe beating, as an army of asteroids pelted its surface, carving out craters and opening deep fissures in its crust.

Tiny beads of volcanic glass found on the lunar surface during the Apollo missions are a sign that fire fountain eruptions took place on the Moon's surface.

Neon Found in the Moon's Atmosphere

The moon's thin atmosphere contains neon, a gas commonly used in electric signs on Earth because of its intense glow.

Space Station Lunar Transit

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, Woodford, VA.

Blue Moon Over Washington

A second full moon for the month of July is seen next to the dome of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, July 31, 2015 in Washington.

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 study led by University of Colorado Boulder.

Brown University 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 years.

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has completed a maneuver that lowered the spacecraft's orbit to within 20 kilometers (12 miles) above areas near the lunar South Pole, the closest the spacecraft has ever been to the lunar surface.

A New View of the Moon's Formation

A crucial difference in the "fingerprints" of Earth and the moon confirms an explosive, interconnected past

Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a theoretical study presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Tuesday (March 17).

The discovery of a massive, 124-mile-wide crater on the moon was announced at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Monday (March 16).

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.

Space travel is difficult and expensive it would cost thousands of dollars to launch a bottle of water to the moon.

Moonglint Over Italy

This soft-focus image from the International Space Station during Expedition 37 shows the Elba-Follonica-Grosseto-Orbetello area of Italy at night, with moonglint on the surrounding waters.

Full Moon Viewed From The Space Station

This image shows a full moon as viewed from the International Space Station (ISS) on 3 January 2015.

Chang'e 5 View of Earth and the Moon

"At 16 o'clock on November 9, the service module carrying the camera in 540,000 km from Earth, at a distance of 920,000 kilometers moon shot clear of the Earth-Moon photo images." 11月9日16时,服务舱携带的相机在距离地球54万公里、距离月球92万公里处拍摄了清晰的地月合影图像。

NASA'S Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission.

MESSENGER's View of Lunar Eclipse

As millions of people observed the total lunar eclipse on October 8, MESSENGER was also watching.

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the moon's volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago.

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