Latest Luna programme Stories

2010-03-17 08:28:02

A researcher from The University of Western Ontario has helped solve a 37-year old space mystery using lunar images released March 15 by NASA and maps from his own atlas of the moon.

2010-01-30 15:25:00

A California state panel on Friday registered a collection of 106 artifacts left on the moon by the Apollo 11 mission as historical resources.

2009-12-01 08:54:02

A huge amount of scientific data have been accumulated by the CE-1 lunar orbiter.

2009-09-29 11:40:00

China on Monday reported the completion of its three-dimensional map of the moon’s surface.

2009-09-17 13:43:43

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), launched on June 18 of this year, has begun its extensive exploration of the lunar environment and will return more data about the Moon than any previous mission.

2009-07-21 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) today extended its congratulations to the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) teams for successfully reaching lunar orbit and returning the first images of the moon from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC).

2009-07-20 12:10:06

Lunar rocks taken during the Apollo space missions suggest our moon was part of the Earth 4.5 billion years ago, scientists said. The rocks obtained four decades ago suggest a smaller planet hit Earth, creating the moon and enlarging the Earth, said Gary Lofgren, a NASA geologist who showed the Apollo astronauts how to spot interesting rocks. The composition of the rocks also suggest the Earth and moon were slammed by violent storms of space debris, possibly triggered by a reshuffling of the...

2009-07-17 14:54:22

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned its first images of the Apollo moon landing sites, NASA officials said Friday. The images captured by the orbiter's camera show descent modules sitting on the moon's surface, NASA said.

2009-07-17 12:35:00

A lunar geochemist at Washington University in St Louis says that there are still many answers to be gleaned from the moon rocks collected by the Apollo 11 astronauts on their historic moonwalk 40 years ago July 20.

2009-07-08 16:00:00

VANCOUVER, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Luna Gold Corp. (TSXV-LGC) ("Luna") is pleased to announce that Luis Baertl has been elected as a director of Luna. Mr. Baertl is currently the President/CEO of La Ermita Ltda., a Chilean limited partnership involved in mining, agriculture and real estate.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.