Latest Lunar soil Stories
They are the darkest and coldest places on the surface of the moon, but deep in the craters of the polar regions, electrical activity may be creating a kind of “sparking” that has driven changes in lunar soil evolution.
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory has sent its first images of the moon back to Earth. These images represent the first time that NASA officials have commanded LADEE to send images back to Earth.
The full moon has long been linked to strange events and even stranger behavior, even though careful scrutiny has dispelled any association. So when scientists bounced signals off the lunar surface on full moon nights and only received faint echoes in return, they went looking for an explanation based in reason, not superstition.
A Hungarian team competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE has completed a successful simulation of its rover mission. The Google Lunar XPRIZE is offering $40 million to the first private company that is able to land safely on the surface of the Moon.
A Japanese civil engineering and construction firm says it wants to construct a massive "solar belt" around the equator of the moon that would act as a giant solar panel.
According to a report from China’s state-run media agency Xinhua, the world’s most populous nation will launch a rocket in early December carrying its first lunar rover.
n 1969, Neil Armstrong took man's first otherworldly steps onto the lunar surface. He had no idea what a nuisance the soil beneath his feet would prove to be at the time. Scratchy lunar dust clung to everything it touched.
“Yes, the Moon does have an atmosphere,” says Richard Elphic, the project scientist for LADEE at NASA Ames. “It’s just much more tenuous than ours.”
A French team of scientists have modeled how rovers traveling across the surface of the Moon might be affected by dust.
Researchers from NASA and the University of New Hampshire believe they have shed a light on the cosmic activity occurring on the dark side of the moon.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).