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2009-01-08 10:30:00

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.

2008-10-07 00:00:30

Dull science classes will be transformed into earth-moving lessons for schoolchildren across Devon and Cornwall thanks to a new initiative launched by Westcountry university.

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2008-09-27 10:55:00

The Apollo Moon missions of 1969-1972 all share a dirty secret. “The major issue the Apollo astronauts pointed out was dust, dust, dust,” says Professor Larry Taylor, Director of the Planetary Geosciences Institute at the University of Tennessee.

2008-08-22 12:00:28

Two more people have died in Thursday's earthquakes in southwest China, bringing the toll to three with 106 reported injured, officials said Friday.

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2008-07-11 06:20:00

Mix moondust with epoxy, add a dash of carbon nanotubes, and spin. The result? A parabolic mirror perfectly suited for a lunar observatory.

2008-07-10 21:00:16

U.S. researchers said they've discovered water in tiny beads of volcanic glass collected from two Apollo missions to the moon.

2008-07-10 00:00:21

By Kevin Mayhood, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 9--There may be water inside the moon, according to new research. A study published today in the journal Nature shakes up long-held assumptions that the moon is dry.

2008-07-07 09:01:02

Hospitals advised to enhance quake-resistant capacity BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- More than 100 hospital directors agreed at a national forum on Saturday that key structures of hospital buildings should be designed to resist earthquakes measuring 9-10 degrees or above in terms of seismic intensity.

2008-06-16 15:00:31

Vulcanologists say tourists and other visitors should stay away from White Island this weekend following a shallow earthquake close to island yesterday.

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2008-05-23 10:20:00

A new NASA mission named GRAIL aims to map the moon's quirky gravity field and thus pave the way for future exploration.


Latest Lunar science Reference Libraries

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2012-06-26 19:51:17

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...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

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...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

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...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

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...

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.