Latest Moon rock Stories

2008-12-01 15:44:00


2008-06-23 10:40:00

In 1967, Surveyor 3 landed on the Moon. Two years later, Apollo astronauts visited the little unmanned spacecraft and brought pieces of it home to Earth. Now, a portion of Surveyor's robotic arm, the scoop it used to sample moondust, is teaching researchers some long-lost secrets.

2008-06-17 18:00:05

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Jenny Knotts of NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, +1- 281-792-7671, norma.j.knotts@nasa.gov HOUSTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors will have the rare chance to touch a piece of a moon rock this weekend in a new NASA exhibit at the DFW Summer Balloon Classic at the Mid-Way Regional Airport in Midlothian.

2007-10-24 06:00:00

In Susan Eisele Black's life there have been what she calls "moments when the whole world stops and watches.""Two of them were very sad -- when President Kennedy was shot and the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001," she said.

2006-04-07 17:15:00

The art world's interest in meteorites has skyrocketed, with collectors and curators buying up the outer-space rocks for display in museums, galleries, or on a cocktail table at home.

2004-12-30 08:20:00

University of New Mexico researchers have identified a 2.9 billion-year-old lunar meteorite, the youngest dated lunar rock.

2004-11-30 13:30:00

University of New Mexico researcher Barbara Cohen now knows for certain that the rock she found while trolling the barren Antarctica landscape is special. She and a team of geologists picked up a chunk of the moon - one of only about 30 ever found on Earth.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).