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American Flags Still Standing On The Moon
2012-07-30 06:56:29

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera has relayed images back to Earth showing that five of the six American flags placed on the Moon during the Apollo missions were still standing and casting shadows on the surface.

Remembering Apollo: Walking On The Moon
2012-07-21 06:34:44

On July 21, 1969, one group of words were set into stone and etched into the memories of every American since. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Former NASA Investigator On The Hunt For Missing Moon Rocks
2012-05-14 07:35:10

A Houston lawyer is on a mission to identify and possibly recover moon rocks that were brought back to Earth and then subsequently lost after being loaned to scientists, museums and agencies throughout the world.

Image 1 - Dutch Scientists Analyze Lack Of Lunar Volcanoes
2012-02-20 05:22:27

A team of Dutch scientists believe that they have discovered why there are no active volcanoes on the Moon, even though recent seismic activity suggests that there is a good amount of magma below the surface.

GRAIL Spacecraft Returns First Video
2012-02-02 11:34:44

NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission has returned its first unique view of the far side of the moon.

Scientists Asking Volunteers To Help Search For Aliens On Moon
2011-12-28 06:07:13

Scientists are suggesting that volunteers may be needed to help scan through images of the moon in an attempt to try and identify signs of aliens.

Lunar Probes To Reach Destination Over The Weekend
2011-12-27 05:31:49

NASA's twin lunar Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) probes are set to enter our celestial neighbor's orbit over New Year's weekend.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • 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.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.