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The moon was bombarded by two distinct populations of asteroids or comets in its youth, and its surface is more complex than previously thought.
In exploration, sometimes you find more than what you're looking for, including things that shouldnâ€™t be there.
GREENBELT, Md., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the solar wind flows over natural obstructions on the moon, it may charge polar lunar craters to hundreds of volts, according to new calculations by NASA's Lunar Science Institute team. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Polar lunar craters are of interest because of resources, including water ice, which exist there.
As the solar wind flows over natural obstructions on the moon, it may charge polar lunar craters to hundreds of volts, according to new calculations by NASAâ€™s Lunar Science Institute team.
Until recently, it was thought that the Moon was just about the driest place in the solar system.
Right now, the Moon is a ghost town. Nothing stirs. Here and there, an abandoned Apollo rover â€” or the dusty base of a lunar lander â€” linger as silent testimony to past human activity.
Reporters are invited to attend the 2009 Regolith Excavation Challenge Oct. 17-18 at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.
The Moon is a big sponge that absorbs electrically charged particles given out by the Sun.
Radiation and the sun's rays help dust on the surface of the moon obtain its noted stickiness, an Australian scientist says. Brian O'Brien, who helped with the United States' Apollo space program during the 1960s, said his research indicates lunar dust becomes sticky after being exposed to a combination