Latest Lunar science Stories
HOUSTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors will have the rare chance to touch a piece of a moon rock this week in the new NASA Driven to Explore trailer at the University of Kansas. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Driven to Explore offers a look at America's program to return humans to the moon and travel beyond.
HOUSTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors will have the rare chance to touch a piece of a moon rock this weekend in the new NASA Driven to Explore traveling exhibit at the Kansas Aviation Museum. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Driven to Explore offers a look at America's program to return humans to the moon and travel beyond.
China's seismological network says the country's northern region was rattled by a 4.2-magnitude earthquake Saturday. China's state-run news agency, Xinhua, reported the quake in Shanxi province had not resulted in any reported casualties or damages. The seismological network said the quake that rocked
The argument over whether an outcrop of rock in South West Greenland contains the earliest known traces of life on Earth has been reignited, in a study to be published in the Journal of the Geological Society on 23 February.
The most detailed map of the Moon ever created has revealed never-before-seen craters at the lunar poles.
The U.S. space agency says it has selected four teams to observe the impact of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite. The satellite is part of a small companion mission to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., this spring.
GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Lunar Science Institute selected a proposal to investigate the sun's influence on the moon submitted by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
A small, 4 billion-year-old moon rock collected by an astronaut during Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the Moon, provides evidence that the Moon once had a molten core that generated a magnetic field.
The collection of rocks that the Apollo astronauts brought back from the moon carried with it a riddle that has puzzled scientists since the early 1970s: What produced the magnetization found in many of those rocks?
Sledgehammer-toting scientists are "bustin' rocks" to make the finest possible simulated lunar regolith (a.k.a. fake moondust) in support of NASA's return to the Moon.
The Hadean is the unofficial geological period of time that lies just before the Archean time period. The Hadean began with the formation of the Earth roughly 4.5 billion years ago (Ga) and ended about 3.8 Ga; the latter date varies according to different sources. Hadean is derived from Hades, Greek for “underworld,” referring to the hellish conditions on the planet at the time. The term was coined in 1972 by geologist Preston Cloud. The period was later classified as the “Priscoan...
Crater -- A crater is a circular depression on the surface of a planet, moon, asteroid, or other celestial body. Craters are typically caused by meteorite impacts, although some are caused by volcanic activity. In the center of craters on Earth a crater lake often accumulates, and in craters formed by meteorites a central island (caused by rebounding crustal rock after the impact) is usually a prominent feature in the lake. Ancient craters whose relief has disappeared leaving only a...
The Moon -- The Moon is the largest satellite of the Earth, and is occasionally called Luna (Latin for moon) to distinguish it from the general use of the word "moon". The Moon is distinguished from the satellites of other planets by its initial capital letter; the other moons are described in the natural satellite article. The words moon and month come from the same Old English root word. The Moon makes a complete orbit of the celestial sphere about every four weeks. Each hour the...
The Moon -- natural satellite of a planet, in particular, the single natural satellite of the earth. The Earth-Moon System The moon is the earth's nearest neighbor in space. In addition to its proximity, the moon is also exceptional in that it is quite massive compared to the earth itself, the ratio of their masses being far larger than the similar ratios of other natural satellites to the planets they orbit (with the exception of Charon and Pluto). For this reason, the...