Results tagged “Moon”

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.

Lunar Topography

Topography of Earth's moon generated from data collected by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter, aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, with the gravity anomalies bordering the Procellarum region superimposed in blue.

Using data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), mission scientists have solved a lunar mystery almost as old as the moon itself.

Looking at the Moon's North Pole

The greyscale pattern of dark and light blotches on the Moon is a familiar sight to stargazers. However, there are regions that remained relatively mysterious to us until surprisingly recently - most notably the Moon's polar regions, which astronomers have dubbed 'Luna Incognita', or 'the unknown Moon'.

Our planet has one permanently bound satellite -the Moon-, a likely large number of mini-moons or transient irregular natural satellites, and three temporary natural retrograde satellites or quasi-satellites.

ATV Georges Lemaitre Approaches the ISS

A portion of the International Space Station's Zvezda Service Module with the newly attached "Georges Lemaitre" Automated Transfer Vehicle-5 (ATV-5) is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member onboard the station.

A full moon is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member on the International Space Station.

Space is Dangerous - Be Prepared

Despite their years of training, endless simulations of space flights, and intense study of past flights "we don't know for sure how things are going to work out," said former NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson, a veteran of four shuttle flights and one stint on the International Space Station said at the AIAA SPACE 2014 Forum in San Diego.

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