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A new map obtained with SMART-1 data shows the geography and illumination of the lunar north pole. Such maps will be of great use for future lunar explorers.
NASA will use the cold, harsh, isolated landscape of Antarctica to test one of its concepts for astronaut housing on the moon. The agency is sending a prototype inflatable habitat to Antarctica to see how it stands up during a year of use.
NASA's blueprints for an outpost on the moon are shaping up. The agency's Lunar Architecture Team has been hard at work, looking at concepts for habitation, rovers, and space suits.
Marshall Center employees are back at it -- donating time and energy -- exercising on treadmills, bikes, and other equipment to test aspects of a life support system that could someday provide drinking water to people living on the moon or Mars.
In October 1963, two cartographers with the Air Force Aeronautical Chart and Information Center saw a strange glow on the moon. The moon is not dead yet, nor has it revealed all its secrets. Scientists don't even agree how it got here in the first place.
Two NASA robots are surveying a rocky, isolated polar desert within a crater in the Arctic Circle. The study will help scientists learn how robots could evaluate potential outposts on the moon or Mars.
NASA has selected proposals, including two from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for future lunar science activities. In addition, the agency has established two new programs that will enhance research made possible by the Vision for Space Exploration.
For four days every month the Moon passes through the magnetic field of the Earth and parts of the lunar surface are charged with static electricity.
If you think shipping freight from Cincinnati to El Paso is challenging, imagine trying to deliver an oxygen generation unit from the Earth to a remote location on the moon.
ESA's SMART-1 moon mission has become a bridge to the future of lunar science and exploration.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
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