Results tagged “Moon”

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.

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.

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