Latest Lunar Prospector Stories
NASA-funded researchers, using data from the space agency's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument aboard the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, have detected magmatic water, or water that originates from deep within the lunar interior.
A study of "lunar swirls" on the moon may eventually lead to new developments in engineering to help protect astronauts in space.
A powerful combination of spacecraft and computer simulations is revealing that the moon does indeed have a far-reaching, invisible influence – not on us, but on the Sun, or more specifically, the solar wind.
Analysis of new images of a curious â€œhot spotâ€ on the far side of the Moon reveal it to be a small volcanic province created by the upwelling of silicic magma.
A lunar base on the Moon may be possible due to craters on the Moonâ€™s surface that astronomers believe could hold ice, providing a crucial water supply.
There are places on the Moon where the sun hasn't shined for millions of years. Dark polar craters too deep for sunlight to penetrate are luna incognita, the realm of the unknown, and in their inky depths, researchers believe, may lie a treasure of great value.
NASA-supported scientists have realized that strange things happens every month when the Moon gets a lashing from Earth's magnetic tail.
With Americans set to return to the moon, this time for much longer expeditions, the pressure is on to make the journeys safer and more affordable.
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