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Moon Dust Discovered In California Lab
2013-05-27 04:18:11

Roughly four decades after mysteriously disappearing, vials of Moon dust collected by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin have been discovered at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.

Solar Wind Helps Lunar Dust Leap Around The Surface
2013-03-18 14:36:54

NASA scientists describe using new calculations just how odd the surface of the moon really is, saying dust on the moon can actually leap from the dark side, to the light sight.

Using 3D Printing Technology To Build A Lunar Base
2013-02-01 15:16:12

Three-dimensional printing is growing rampantly and the European Space Agency has decided to utilize the up-and-coming technology to build a base on the moon using lunar soil.

Robot Space Excavator Being Developed By NASA
2013-01-27 04:33:19

NASA engineers are working on a prototype lunar soil excavator that comes equipped with sturdy digging equipment, can take on a wide array of different shapes to complete its various tasks, and is reliable enough to operate on a daily basis for several years.

Final Science Instrument Installed On NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft
2012-10-26 09:54:25

Engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., have installed the third and final science instrument that will fly onboard NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE).

Lunar Water Found In Apollo Soil Samples
2012-10-15 04:11:33

Water molecules discovered in soil samples collected from the moon could have indirectly originated from the sun, claim the authors of a new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Water May Have Been Deposited On Vesta Asteroid Long Ago
2012-09-26 14:42:05

Astronomers suggest that water may have been delivered to Vesta through a build-up of small particles during an epoch when the Solar System was rich in dust.

New Research Better Understands Lunar Swirls
2012-07-19 13:42:14

A study of "lunar swirls" on the moon may eventually lead to new developments in engineering to help protect astronauts in space.

Weird Lunar Soil Behaviour Explained With Nanoparticles Found In Moon Glass Bubbles
2012-06-13 15:48:29

A stunning discovery by QUT soil scientist Marek Zbik of nano particles inside bubbles of glass in lunar soil could solve the mystery of why the moon's surface topsoil has many unusual properties.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.