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Magnificent views of the lunar surface
In late 2007 the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency placed the Kaguya/Selene spacecraft in orbit around the Moon. (2011-03-04)
Mare Serenitatis: Crater statistics and lunar chronology
This animated sequence, composed of three images taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows a portion of Mare Serenitatis on the Moon. (2006-07-31)
CU-Boulder to build $6 million instrument for NASA lunar orbiter
The University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded a $6 million grant from NASA to build a high-tech lunar dust detector for a 2011 mission to orbit the moon and conduct science investigations of the dusty lunar surface and its atmosphere. (2009-01-09)
Russian scientists discover one of the mechanisms of water formation on the moon
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have discovered one of the mechanisms for how water forms on the moon. (2019-05-23)
LRO's first moon images
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has transmitted its first images since reaching the moon on June 23. (2009-07-02)
Chandrayaan-1 now in lunar orbit
Chandrayaan-1, the Indian Space Research Organization's lunar orbiter, was captured into orbit around the moon on Nov. (2008-11-10)
Unexpected activity on the Moon
The lunar space environment is much more active than previously assumed. (2015-11-30)
Red moon at night; stargazer's delight
Monday night's lunar eclipse proved just as delightful as expected to those able to view it. (2014-04-16)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter explores the Moon in 3-D
Scientists using the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are acquiring stereo images of the moon in high resolution that provide 3-D views of the surface. (2012-09-25)
SMART-1 uses new imaging technique in lunar orbit
ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft has been surveying the Moon's surface in visible and near-infrared light using a new technique, never before tried in lunar orbit. (2005-12-23)
LRO observes final lunar eclipse of the year
Orbiting 31 miles above the lunar surface, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft will get a (2011-12-09)
Special issue: 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing
Fifty years ago, in July 1969, the Apollo 11 lunar module landed on the Moon and humans left their first mark on the surface of another world. (2019-07-18)
Nanoparticles found in moon glass bubbles explain weird lunar soil behavior
Using synchrotron-based nano tomography, Dr. Marek Zbik has found a highly porous network of alien-looking glassy particles inside unbroken bubbles of glass in a sample of lunar soil. (2012-06-12)
NASA lunar mission successfully enters moon orbit
After a four and a half day journey from the Earth, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has successfully entered orbit around the moon. (2009-06-23)
WSU researcher sees possibility of Moon life
While the Moon is uninhabitable today, there could have been life on its surface in the distant past. (2018-07-23)
University of Tennessee study confirms solar wind as source for moon water
Three years ago University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers helped to discover water on the surface of the moon. (2012-10-15)
Investigating The Moon's Atmosphere
An intensive effort is underway to determine the composition of the Moon's atmosphere. (1998-08-17)
NASA's SDO spots 2 lunar transits in space
On Sept. 9, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory saw two lunar transits over the course of just six hours. (2018-09-10)
Incredible shrinking moon is revealed by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is revealing previously undetected landforms that indicate the moon is shrinking. (2010-08-19)
NASA grant to tap lunar resources
Florida Tech associate professor of chemical engineering, Dr. Jonathan Whitlow, received a grant of nearly $50,000 from NASA to develop computer models that can lead to producing propellants from the lunar regolith, or rock mantle. (2004-07-28)
Two scientists make case against ice on the moon
In a letter to Science and a seminar on the Stanford campus, two scientists make a case against the presence of water ice at the Moon's poles and argue that crashing the Lunar Prospector will not provide the definitive evidence of its existence that mission scientists claim. (1999-07-23)
How the Moon produces its own water
The Moon is a big sponge that absorbs electrically charged particles given out by the Sun. (2009-10-15)
SMART-1: Travel maps of the lunar north pole
A new map obtained with SMART-1 data shows the geography and illumination of the lunar north pole. (2007-12-05)
SMART-1's first images from the Moon
ESA's SMART-1 captured its first close-range images of the Moon this January, during a sequence of test lunar observations from an altitude between 1000 and 5000 kilometres above the lunar surface. (2005-01-26)
Same-beam VLBI Technology successfully monitors the Chang'E-3 rover's movement on the lunar surface
During the Chang'E-3 rover and lander carried out the tasks of separation and taking photos of each other, differential phase delay, which contained cycle ambiguity and was obtained by using same-beam VLBI technology, successfully monitored the rover's movement on the lunar surface. (2014-08-26)
SMART-1's bridge to the future exploration of the moon
ESA's SMART-1 moon mission has become a bridge to the future of lunar science and exploration. (2007-03-09)
Homesteading The High Frontier: NASA/Marshall Scientists Explore How To Use Local Materials
Like the homesteaders who settled the Great American Plains, settlers on the Moon and Mars will have to use in-situ resources, instead of carry everything with them. (1998-04-28)
Chang'e-1 -- new mission to Moon lifts off
A bold new mission to the Moon was launched today by the Chinese National Space Administration. (2007-10-24)
Are you moonstruck?
The first popular account of the growing scientific evidence for biological clocks in animals related to lunar cycles. (2015-11-02)
Long suspected theory about the moon holds water
A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University's has discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a hot desert in northwest Africa. (2018-06-14)
SMART-1 close-up on Zucchius crater's central peaks
This image, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows the central peaks of crater Zucchius. (2006-06-01)
Crater Lichtenberg and young lunar basalts tracked by SMART-1
This animation, made from images taken by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, illustrates a special pointing mode, the so-called 'target-tracking' mode. (2006-03-02)
SwRI scientist helps characterize water on lunar surface
A Southwest Research Institute scientist with expertise in how water reacts with lunar soil contributed to a new study that indicates water and/or hydroxyl may be more prevalent on the Moon's surface than previously thought. (2018-02-23)
NASA spacecraft images offer sharper views of Apollo landing sites
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites. (2011-09-06)
Moon mystery
Over the years there have been many unconfirmed reports of strange flashes and fleeting clouds on the Moon. (1999-10-19)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's LAMP spectrometer detects helium in moon's atmosphere
Scientists using the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have made the first spectroscopic observations of the noble gas helium in the tenuous atmosphere surrounding the Moon. (2012-08-15)
Scientists discover first direct evidence of surface exposed water ice on the Moon
A team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) found the first direct evidence for the surface exposed water ice in permanently shaded regions (PSRs) of the Moon. (2018-08-21)
SwRI-led LAMP instrument sheds light on lunar water movement
Using the Southwest Research Institute-led Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), scientists have observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon. (2019-03-08)
Solar wind particles likely source of water locked inside lunar soils
The most likely source of the water locked inside soils on the moon's surface is the constant stream of charged particles from the sun known as the solar wind, a University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues have concluded. (2012-10-14)
NASA spacecraft reveals recent geological activity on the moon
New images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show the moon's crust is being stretched, forming minute valleys in a few small areas on the lunar surface. (2012-02-21)
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