Results tagged “Moon”

Space Station View of the Full Moon

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA took this photograph on June 21, 2016, from the International Space Station.

Now available is the June 8, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Lawrence Kuznetz of Space Spinoffs, Inc. who discussed "Future Spacesuits, the Moon vs Mars, and Engaging STEM Talent".

Now available is the May 25, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Markus Landgraf (ESA/ESTEC) who discussed "HERACLES: Preparing Human Exploration by Integrated Certification of Crew and Hardware for Lunar Surface Operations".

Before humans could take their first steps on the moon, that mysterious and forbidding surface had to be reconnoitered by robots.

Source of Moon's Water Identified

According to a new study published in Nature Communications, most of the water inside the Moon was delivered by asteroids (not comets) during the early evolution of the Moon, approximately 4.5-4.3 billion years ago.

Fresh Lunar Craters Discovered

A Southwest Research Institute-led team of scientists discovered two geologically young craters - one 16 million, the other between 75 and 420 million, years old in the Moon's darkest regions.

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

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