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2014-04-02 05:54:14

Scientists studying the mineral apatite may have overestimated the amount of water present in the moon, according to a new study led by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences.

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.

Traces Of Water Found In Apollo 15 Lunar Sample
2013-02-18 14:39:05

University of Michigan scientists have found traces of water from a lunar sample brought back during the Apollo 15 mission.

Alaska Moon Rocks Reclaimed, Go On Display In Juneau Museum
2012-12-07 14:51:56

Some of the rarest rocks on Earth will be once again on display at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau.

Apollo 17 Launched 40 Years Ago Today
2012-12-07 12:10:28

Today marks the 40th anniversary when astronauts hopped onboard the Apollo 17 spacecraft and made a historic launch towards the moon.

Minnesota’s Apollo 11 Moon Rocks Found In National Guard Storage Unit
2012-11-27 08:17:26

Hundreds of moon rocks that have been handed out to state governments and foreign countries through the years have gone missing, according to a NASA audit last December. Though some have been recovered, most are still missing.

Space Rocks Sell At Auction
2012-10-15 10:14:49

On Sunday, auctioneers in New York put some of the most notable meteorites from modern history up for bid and watched as many of them sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.


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'.