DO NOT PUBLISH YET - Earths Moon - Formation ---- Composition and Orbit Archive
18 January 2013, 06:26 AM ET
Night sky photographer Scott McGuire snapped this stunning photo of the space station full moon over Half Dome at Yosemite National Park.
17 January 2013, 01:48 PM ET
A digital image of Leonardo da Vinci's painting became the first transmission via laser to a satellite in lunar orbit. Lasers offer a more efficient way to 'talk' with spacecraft. The beam traveled ~240,000mi to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
17 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
There are good scientific and ethical reasons to protect parts of Mars and other celestial bodies, advocates say.
14 January 2013, 05:17 PM ET
NASA's Ebb spacecraft recorded the video three days before crashing into the lunar surface.
13 January 2013, 03:37 PM ET
Three days prior to its impact into a mountain on the moon, one of the twin spacecraft (named Ebb) from NASA's GRAIL mission took some photos from orbit. The spacecraft was about 6 miles above the lunar surface when the photos were take.
11 January 2013, 10:00 AM ET
Venus and a crescent moon provided a dazzling sight for stargazers Thursday (Jan. 10).
05 January 2013, 11:00 AM ET
Skywatchers up before dawn Sunday can watch a celestial dance unfold.
03 January 2013, 01:06 PM ET
Were the famed astronaut's first words on the moon scripted or ad-libbed?
31 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Experts weigh in on NASA's direction and its ultimate goals of sending astronauts into deep space.
31 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Night sky photographer Tamas Ladanyi shoots stunning image of the moon and Jupiter over a lake in Hévíz.
28 December 2012, 09:38 AM ET
NASA points out a few things to keep an eye out for when looking skyward in January.
27 December 2012, 11:10 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper from the APEX telescope, of part of the Taurus Molecular Cloud, shows a sinuous filament of cosmic dust more than ten light-years long.
24 December 2012, 06:56 AM ET
The two heavenly bodies will dance close together Tuesday night.
21 December 2012, 11:17 AM ET
The gas giant and Earth's Moon will provide some holiday lights in the eastern sky on December 25th, 2012 (at sunset). Seen through a telescope, Jupiter's great red spot and its moons will be visible as well.
20 December 2012, 03:22 PM ET
Being developed for missions in 2015 and beyond, the Z-1 could be used for exploring the moon and Mars.
18 December 2012, 10:41 AM ET
The engineers who built NASA's Grail spacecraft gathered to watch the probes' demise.
17 December 2012, 06:32 PM ET
Ride had led Grail's MoonKAM project, which allowed kids to choose sites for the spacecraft to photograph.
17 December 2012, 01:01 PM ET
A night sky photographer took these stunning photos of Jupiter and the moon in conjunction.
17 December 2012, 06:00 AM ET
NASA TV will provide commentary, but the impact itself will probably not be visible.
14 December 2012, 11:45 AM ET
It's been 40 years since Apollo 17 blasted off the surface of the moon.
14 December 2012, 10:07 AM ET
The remains of at least 71 space vehicles litter the surface of the moon.
13 December 2012, 01:56 PM ET
NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission's spacecrafts Ebb and Flow will end their successful mission on on December 17th at 5:28pm EST.
13 December 2012, 01:33 PM ET
The Grail spacecraft will go out in style on Dec. 17.
12 December 2012, 11:34 AM ET
In this video, the K10 robot rover laying down Kapton (polyimide) film in a test of a future lunar radio telescope, which would be able to study the early Universe without the usual interference ground based Earth telescopes are subject to.
11 December 2012, 10:51 AM ET
The Grail spacecraft will go out in style Dec. 17.
10 December 2012, 03:03 PM ET
A waning crescent moon will glow alongside the brightest of all the planets.
07 December 2012, 04:59 PM ET
Look up for three nights starting this Sunday to see the moon, Saturn and Spica together.
07 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Harrison Schmitt remembers the mission like it was yesterday.
06 December 2012, 04:01 PM ET
The private company announced commercial passenger flights to the moon starting in 2020.
06 December 2012, 03:39 PM ET
Sending humans far afield demands a dedicated agency, says former moonwalker Harrison Schmitt.
05 December 2012, 02:20 PM ET
The findings should shed light on the evolution of the moon and the solar system's rocky planets.
04 December 2012, 12:40 PM ET
Engineers at Washington State University are using moon-like material supplied by NASA to print 3-D objects that can be used on the Moon and elsewhere in Space.
04 December 2012, 12:01 PM ET
NASA's goal should be to pioneer the solar system, says a new report by the Space Foundation.
04 December 2012, 06:20 AM ET
Contrary to speculation, the space agency's ambitious plans have not been cleared by the president yet.
04 December 2012, 06:20 AM ET
On-demand printing would allow astronauts to repair broken parts, manufacture spare ones and maybe even build structures, all out of the dirt scooped from under their boots.
03 December 2012, 09:19 AM ET
The Apollo 1 is pictured after an electrical spark ignited the environment, killing the crew.