Earth's Moon: Formation, Composition and Orbit
Scientists say a giant impact knocked off the raw ingredients for the moon off the primitive molten Earth and into orbit.
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data reveals an abundance of hydrogen (think 'H2O') trapped at the south pole. The data strongly suggests frozen water. This supports earlier discoveries by Clementine (1994) and Lunar Prospector probes (1999).
Radar imagery of space rock 1998 QE2 – 1.7 miles in diameter – shows it has a ~2000 foot wide satellite. The 'binary asteroid' will makes its closest approach to Earth on May 31st, 2013 at a range of 3.6 million miles.
Astronomers used data from NASA's Grail probes to study gravitational anomalies on the moon.
The crew of a Mars-bound mission would face significant radiation and cancer risk en route.
Scientists may thus have to work a little harder to figure out what the moon is made of.
Private companies are interested in setting up lunar bases.
This space wallpaper shows the ray pattern of dust that was ejected from the crater over a billion years ago, when an asteroid larger than a mile (1.6 km) across slammed into the Moon.
The explosion was so bright that it could be seen by the naked eye all the way from Earth. Powered by Newslook.
A NASA moon monitoring telescope captured the blast, which could be seen by the naked eye on Earth, on March 17th, 2013. The object was the size of a small boulder and may be part of a meteor swarm that also flew past Earth.
A private company's manned moon lander has moved one step closer to reality.
Skylab II could be the United States' first deep-space station.
A telescopic camera on the island of Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory of Australia captured these images of the annular solar eclipse of 9 May 2013 for the SLOOH Space Camera network.