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Moon Could Be Cause Of Lack Of Sleep
2013-07-25 17:37:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tossing and turning throughout the night with no one to blame? Well, scientists writing in the journal Current Biology said maybe you should look up in the sky to see the culprit. Researchers have found some of the first scientific evidence to suggest that the moon could be to blame for lack of sleep. The findings add to evidence that humans respond to the geophysical rhythms of the moon, driven by a circalunar clock. "The lunar...

Moon Express Mission To Moon's South Pole
2013-07-19 16:04:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and Moon Express have just announced not only the first private enterprise mission to the Moon but also the first mission to the Moon's South Pole. The mission will be exploring the Moon's South Pole for mineral resources and water. Lunar probes have provided evidence of mineral and volatile deposits in the Moon's southern polar region where energy and resources may be...

National Park On The Moon Proposed
2013-07-10 11:15:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two congresswomen have proposed legislation that would establish a US national park about 240,000 miles outside of America's borders - on the moon. Representatives Donna Edwards of Maryland and Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas have co-authored the bill HR 2617, or the Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act, that would essentially establish a national park around American landing sites on the moon. According to a statement released by...

NASA Assigns Two Spacecraft To New Moon Study Mission
2013-07-10 08:59:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After successful completion of their science objectives earlier this year, two NASA spacecraft have been assigned a new mission to study how solar wind electrifies, alters and erodes the moon's surface. The data collected could reveal valuable information for future explorers and give planetary scientists a hint of what's happening on other worlds around the Solar System. The new mission's name is ARTEMIS, or Acceleration,...

Mercury History Masked Volcanic Activity
2013-07-05 11:03:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ever since NASA's Mariner 10 sent back the first images of Mercury, scientists have been fascinated by the planet's unusually smooth surface. According to an analysis of images provided by NASA's Mercury-orbiting MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging), a period of heavy volcanic activity essentially gave the planet a makeover about 4 billion years ago, erasing the first 400 to 500 million years of its...

2013-07-02 23:00:24

Innovative book exhibits the fascinating world of lunar exploration. Suffolk Country, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Invigorating, astounding and innovative,“Moon Stories” is a riveting book that shares author John Halajian’s determined journey into lunar exploration and more. His passion for science is captured in this one-of-a-kind book that elucidates the concept of the power of the mind as he ventured forth in his legendary accomplishments with landing men on the moon in the 1960s....

How Dust Could Affect Your Google X Prize Lunar Rover
2013-07-02 18:08:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com -- Your Universe Online A French team of scientists have modeled how rovers traveling across the surface of the Moon might be affected by dust. Professor Farideh Honary of the University of Lancaster presented research at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting in St. Andrews about how dust found on the moon's surface could impact the next generation of lunar rovers. He presented a study of the simulated motion of lunar dust near a rover. These simulations were...

2013-06-25 23:30:32

For the first time in Jerusalem, the SpaceIL team presented their brainchild - an unmanned spacecraft headed to to the moon - to the wide audience in the city center for entrepreneurial innovation, Jerusalem Startup Hub. Jerusalem, Israel (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 SpaceIL is a non-profit organization, working to land an Israeli spacecraft on the moon and make Israel the third country (after the United States and the Soviet Union) to do so. The organization was founded by three young Israeli...

Moon Mystery Gives Insight Into The Chemistry Of Water Ice
2013-06-20 05:05:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from NASA and the University of New Hampshire believe they have shed light on the cosmic activity occurring on the dark side of the moon. The moon's permanently shaded side has never been exposed to the sun, allowing for the formation of a fairly undisturbed layer of lunar soil. According to the researchers' report in the Journal of Geophysical Research, charged particles have been penetrating the soil, separating water...


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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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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