Latest Paul Spudis Stories

2010-07-13 07:20:00

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is beaming back images of caverns hundreds of feet deep -- beckoning scientists to follow.

2010-03-19 06:45:00

Until recently, it was thought that the Moon was just about the driest place in the solar system.

2010-03-01 15:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits near the moon's north pole.

2007-01-27 07:20:00

With binoculars, examine the rugged face of the Moon. It is pocked with thousands of impact craters from interplanetary asteroids and comets. Ever wonder why Earth, a much bigger target, apparently has so few craters? Did Earth just get lucky? No!

2006-11-29 08:05:00

The moon has very little atmosphere, and lots of dust. Those are some of the things being considered this week while astronomers are discussing the opportunities offered by NASA's plan to return to the moon, including the possibility of a telescope on the lunar surface.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.