Latest Moons Stories
An open letter to the QVC after their on-air debate over whether the moon is a planet or a star.
Astronauts looking to lay the groundwork for a future settlement on the Moon may want to save some time by not looking for water on the side of the Moon that is always exposed to the Sun.
Despite being the nearest astronomical object to Earth, and the only extraterrestrial site of human visitors, the Moon still contains mysteries that have puzzled scientists for the better part of a century. Perhaps the greatest question surrounding lunar history is its two-faced nature.
Are you trying to unleash an evil scheme at night, but darkness is getting in the way? Why not just BRIGHTEN THE MOON!?!?! (Cue evil laughter)
Using a new method for estimating the moon’s age, an international team of planetary scientists has determined that the satellite formed nearly 100 million years after the formation of the solar system, according to research published Thursday in the journal Nature.
Citizen scientists are just as good as real scientists when it comes to identifying craters on the moon, according to researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder.
The full moon has long been linked to strange events and even stranger behavior, even though careful scrutiny has dispelled any association. So when scientists bounced signals off the lunar surface on full moon nights and only received faint echoes in return, they went looking for an explanation based in reason, not superstition.
Over the weekend, China’s lunar rover known as the Jade Rabbit said “Goodnight” to humanity.
The presence of a diverse group of minerals in the largest lunar impact crater could help scientists gain new insight into the Moon’s interior, as well as the evolution of its crust and mantle, claims new research appearing online in Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.
Recent studies by NASA and the ESA have found that the Moon is wetter than previously thought, which has generated renewed interest in identifying the source of this water.
Saturn's moon Epimetheus -- Epimetheus is a moon of Saturn that was probably first observed by Walker and Audouin Dollfus in 1966 when they discovered Janus, but the situation was confused since Janus is in a very similar orbit and so Walker officially shares the discovery of Epimetheus with Fountain and Larson who showed in 1978 that there were two satellites involved. The situation was clarified in 1980 by Voyager 1. Epimetheus and Janus are "co-orbital". Janus' orbital radius from...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
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