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Sandia Z-machine
2015-03-02 14:28:33

Recreating the violent conditions of Earth's formation, scientists are learning more about how iron vaporizes and how this iron rain affected the formation of the Earth and Moon. The study is published March 2 in Nature Geoscience.

Google Lunar Xprize
2015-02-24 12:30:53

Two rival teams competing for a share of $30 million in the Google Lunar XPrize competition are calling a temporary truce and joining forces to share a rocket ride to the moon next year.

hayn-crater-large_0
2015-02-06 11:03:42

Deposits of lunar hydrogen appear to be more abundant on crater slopes in the moon’s southern hemisphere, and more hydrogen leads to an increase in the possibility of water molecules!

moon mining
2015-02-03 15:50:02

NASA may have called off plans to make a return trip to the moon, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Americans are done exploring the lunar surface, according to a new report published in the February edition of the journal Physics World.

2015-01-27 08:22:59

Google awards Moon Express $1M for historic commercial lunar lander achievement. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, Inc.

2014-12-18 23:03:43

The 4th International Workshop on LunarCubes, held in Sunnyvale, California, on October 7-10, 2014, brought together some of the foremost scientists, engineers, and business people working on

lunar footprint
2014-12-18 10:09:55

What kind of lunar "footprint" would you leave?

2014-12-16 12:20:44

Four-Wheeled "Andy" Is Part of Pittsburgh-led Moon Mission PITTSBURGH, Dec.

2014-12-11 12:20:59

Program to Send Mementos to the Moon PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In time for the holiday and gift giving season, Astrobotic Technology Inc.

moon dynamo
2014-12-06 05:30:18

Samples of moon rocks brought back by the Apollo astronauts are a gift that just keeps on giving, and a new study has shed more light on the fact that the moon once had its own magnetic field, just like the Earth has today.


Latest Moon Reference Libraries

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2010-10-29 20:31:07

Harrison Schmitt was a NASA astronaut, and is also an American geologist. He was born Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt on July 3, 1935 in Santa Rita, New Mexico. After high school, he went to the California Institute of Technology and received a B.S. degree in science in 1957. He then went to Norway to study geology at the University of Oslo. In 1964, Schmitt earned a Ph.D. in geology from Harvard University. After receiving his doctorate, he worked at the U.S. Geological Survey's...

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2010-10-12 13:30:20

Edgar Mitchell was an American pilot, engineer, and astronaut. He was also the sixth person to have walked on the moon. He was born Edgar Dean Mitchell, D.Sc. on born September 17, 1930 in Hereford, Texas. During his childhood, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America where he achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. He attended Carnegie Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management in 1952. The following year he joined the US Navy and trained...

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2010-10-07 15:28:10

James Irwin was an American astronaut, an engineer, and was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was born James Benson Irwin on March 17, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He lived a fairly normal childhood and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1947. He went on to attend the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951. Following the Naval Academy, he attended the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Science in...

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2009-03-03 21:11:15

Robert Grant Aitken (December 31, 1864 "“ October 29, 1951) was an American inventor born in Jackson, CA. Aitken worked at the Lick Observatory in California where he systematically studied double stars, measuring their positions and calculating their orbits around one another. He methodically created a large catalog of such stars, which was published in 1932. It was entitled "˜New General Catalogue of Double Stars Within 120 degrees of the North Pole'. It contained orbit information...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Eclipse -- An eclipse occurs when an astronomical body such as a planet, or satellite gets between a source of light (e.g. the Sun) and another body. For instance, Jupiter eclipses its moons when it gets between them and the Sun. -- Lunar eclipses - are where the Earth obscures the Sun, from the Moon's point of view. The Moon moves through the shadow cast by the Earth. This can only happen at full moon. -- Solar eclipses - are where the Moon obscures the Sun, from the Earth's point of...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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