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Rare full moon on Christmas Day
Not since 1977 has a full moon dawned in the skies on Christmas. (2015-12-17)
Are you moonstruck?
The first popular account of the growing scientific evidence for biological clocks in animals related to lunar cycles. (2015-11-02)
NASA's SDO catches a double photobomb
On Sept. 13, 2015, as NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, kept up its constant watch on the sun, its view was photobombed not once, but twice. (2015-09-14)
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)
See a total eclipse of the Moon
On Saturday night, 8 November 2003, the full Moon will pass through the Earth's shadow, producing a total lunar eclipse for skywatchers throughout North America, Europe and Africa. (2003-11-06)
NASA's SDO witnesses a double eclipse
Early in the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun. (2016-09-02)
Ancient asteroid impact exposes the moon's interior
A large basin on the moon has revealed that its interior is made of a different mineral than Earth's interior, contradicting the theory that the interior of the planets look mostly the same. (2017-10-10)
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)
First ARTEMIS spacecraft successfully enters lunar orbit
The first of two ARTEMIS ( (2011-06-28)
Landscapes from the ancient and eroded lunar far side
This image, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows a highly-eroded highland area on the lunar far side, close to the equator. (2006-07-14)
Blood-red moon
ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft has just made its 278th orbit, in good health and with all functions performing nominally, but its target is expected to turn blood-red in the evening of 4 May! (2004-05-04)
Bad night's sleep? The moon could be to blame
Many people complain about poor sleep around the full moon, and now a report appearing in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on July 25 offers some of the first convincing scientific evidence to suggest that this really is true. (2013-07-25)
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)
Full moon exerts no pull on frequency of epileptic seizures
Werewolves notwithstanding, the full moon does not influence the frequency of epileptic seizures, reports a University of South Florida College of Medicine study. (2004-05-25)
Water in moon rocks provides clues and questions about lunar history
A recent review of hundreds of chemical analyses of moon rocks indicates that the amount of water in the moon's interior varies regionally -- revealing clues about how water originated and was redistributed in the moon. (2014-05-27)
How to weigh a star using a moon
How do astronomers weigh a star that's trillions of miles away and way too big to fit on a bathroom scale? (2010-10-15)
First extrasolar planets, now extrasolar moons
ESA is now planning a mission that can detect moons around planets outside our Solar System, those orbiting other stars! (2003-10-09)
Technique may reveal the age of moon rocks during spaceflight
Researchers are developing instruments and methods for measuring the ages of rocks encountered during space missions to the moon or other planets. (2015-07-20)
Astronomers sight an asteroid's moon
Astronomers this week announced their discovery of a moon orbiting an asteroid, in the first images ever obtained of such an object from Earth. (1999-10-06)
Does the moon affect our mood or actions?
While the full moon cannot turn people into werewolves, some people do accuse it of causing a bad night's sleep or creating physical and mental alterations. (2016-05-06)
SwRI scientists explain why moon rocks contain fewer volatiles than Earth's
Scientists at Southwest Research Institute combined dynamical, thermal, and chemical models of the Moon's formation to explain the relative lack of volatile elements in lunar rocks. (2015-11-09)
NASA's SDO sees partial eclipse in space
On May 25, 2017, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory saw a partial solar eclipse in space when it caught the moon passing in front of the sun. (2017-05-26)
Unexpected activity on the Moon
The lunar space environment is much more active than previously assumed. (2015-11-30)
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)
Francis C. Moon wins Lyapunov award
Francis C. Moon has won the 2007 Lyapunov Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. (2007-08-31)
Is there a link between intelligent life and total eclipses?
Why does the Moon look the same size as the Sun in the sky? (1999-06-16)
55-year old dark side of the moon mystery solved
The Man in the Moon appeared when meteoroids struck the Earth-facing side of the moon creating large flat seas of basalt that we see as dark areas called maria. (2014-06-09)
Tectonic 'wrinkles' in Crater De Gasparis
This press release contains an image, taken by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows Crater De Gasparis on the Moon. (2006-03-22)
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)
2 new NASA LRO videos: See moon's evolution, take a tour
In honor of 1,000 days in orbit, the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Md. has released two new videos. (2012-03-14)
New analysis explains formation of bulge on far side of moon
A new study led by researchers at UC Santa Cruz shows that the lunar far side highlands may be the result of tidal forces acting early in the moon's history when its solid outer crust floated on an ocean of liquid rock. (2010-11-11)
Partial eclipse of the sun visible across UK
If the weather is good, viewers across the UK will be treated to a partial solar eclipse on Aug. (2017-08-15)
Earthshine reflects Earth's oceans and continents from the dark side of the moon
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Princeton University have shown for the first time that the difference in reflection of light from the Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, a phenomenon known as earthshine. (2009-04-07)
A total lunar eclipse and winter solstice coincide on Dec. 21
With frigid temperatures already blanketing much of the United States, the arrival of the winter solstice on Dec. (2010-12-17)
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)
SMART-1 ion engine fired successfully
SMART-1's revolutionary propulsion system was successfully fired at 12:25 UT on 30 September, 2003, in orbit around the Earth. (2003-10-01)
Do animals bite more during a full moon?
The power of the moon is often used to explain a wide range of events - from human insanity to traffic accidents - but do animals feel more inclined to bite humans during the full moon than at other times? (2000-12-21)
Chandrayaan-1 now in lunar transfer trajectory
Yesterday, following a fifth orbit-raising maneuver, the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft successfully settled into a trajectory that will take it to the Moon. (2008-11-05)
Moon's tidal forces affect amount of rainfall on Earth
Satellite data shows that the moon's gravity puts a slight damper on rainfall on Earth. (2016-01-29)
An award for the 'geologist moonwalker'
On April 10, Harrison Schmitt received the inaugural Eugene Shoemaker Memorial Award. (2007-04-23)
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