DO NOT PUBLISH YET - Earths Moon - Formation ---- Composition and Orbit Archive
05 July 2013, 10:23 AM ET
The Andromeda Galaxy, the closest galaxy to our own Milky Way, gets the star treatment in this dazzling photo by amateur astronomer and photographer Lorenzo Comolli. See how he snapped the amazing galaxy photo here.
03 July 2013, 11:37 AM ET
Using an innovative process that combines hundreds of flat 2D space photos, the upcoming IMAX movie 'In Saturn's Rings' brings depth to awe inspiring photos of planets and galaxies, allowing viewers to 'fly through' these cosmic wonders.
02 July 2013, 05:08 PM ET
Photographer Jason Hines snapped this spectacular photo of the supermoon full moon over the Grand Canyon on June 23, 2013.
28 June 2013, 11:15 AM ET
ESA astronaut snapped this view of moonset from the International Space Station as seen in this stunning space wallpaper. Parmitano is onboard the orbital outpost as part of ESA's long duration mission, Volare.
28 June 2013, 07:27 AM ET
Skywatcher Philip Calais captured this amazing image of an airplane in flight during a solar eclipse as seen on May 10, 2013 from Western Australia.
26 June 2013, 05:58 AM ET
The final resting places of some Cold War-era spacecraft remain unknown.
25 June 2013, 02:39 PM ET
Can we get to Mars if we don't mine the moon?
25 June 2013, 10:00 AM ET
See amazing photos of the June 2013 supermoon as seen by skywatchers and amateur astronomers.
25 June 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Humans could set up robot-constructed mining outposts at the moon's poles.
24 June 2013, 03:56 PM ET
Each frame represents one hour of phase and libration as seen from points south of the equator. Includes the Moon's orbit position, sub-Earth and subsolar points and distance from Earth.
24 June 2013, 02:25 PM ET
A supermoon climbed its way to the top of the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Washington as seen in the amazing space wallpaper. This year the supermoon is up to 13.5 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a typical full moon is.
24 June 2013, 07:42 AM ET
What do you want to know about the supermoon?
23 June 2013, 10:00 AM ET
The Slooh Space Camera is airing a supermoon webcast starting at 9 p.m. EDT tonight.
22 June 2013, 07:22 AM ET
Get to know your supermoon stuff as the biggest full moon of 2013 rises on Sunday.
21 June 2013, 06:48 PM ET
Here are some tips for how to photograph the largest full moon of the year.
21 June 2013, 04:58 PM ET staff writer Miriam Kramer speaks with NASA Astronomer Michelle Thaller about the upcoming 'Super Moon'.
21 June 2013, 04:55 PM ET
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has reshaped scientists' understanding of the moon.
21 June 2013, 10:00 AM ET
See the top 10 cool facts about our natural satellite, the moon.
21 June 2013, 09:16 AM ET
Don't worry about the largest full moon of 2013.
21 June 2013, 05:55 AM ET
See eye-popping photos of the 2012 supermoon, the biggest full moon of the year, from skywatches around the world.
21 June 2013, 03:01 AM ET
With a pair of binoculars or a small telescope, many spectacular features can be spotted on the moon.
20 June 2013, 04:06 PM ET
But it may brighten up your night sky views.
19 June 2013, 05:28 PM ET
Four years ago NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to study our moon, and it has given us an astounding amount of data on our lunar companion, including topography maps, the existence lunar water particles, and the formation of Earth.
19 June 2013, 06:40 AM ET
The Chang'e 3 mission is slated to launch toward the end of 2013.
18 June 2013, 01:15 PM ET
A House Science space subcommittee bill would direct NASA astronauts back to the moon.
12 June 2013, 01:43 PM ET
The moon, Saturn and the bright star Spica shine together.
07 June 2013, 03:40 PM ET
Pick out three cosmic wonders in the night sky next week.
07 June 2013, 11:45 AM ET
The 9 Cruise-Ship-Sized asteroid was pinged by the Goldstone Radar Observatory on June 1st, again. Researchers were able to determine that the moon is ~2000 feet wide and orbits the asteroid every 32 hours.
05 June 2013, 12:52 PM ET
Use brilliant Venus to point the way.
03 June 2013, 11:58 AM ET
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).
30 May 2013, 04:34 PM ET
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.
30 May 2013, 02:01 PM ET
Astronomers used data from NASA's Grail probes to study gravitational anomalies on the moon.
30 May 2013, 02:00 PM ET
The crew of a Mars-bound mission would face significant radiation and cancer risk en route.
26 May 2013, 01:01 PM ET
Scientists may thus have to work a little harder to figure out what the moon is made of.
23 May 2013, 04:06 PM ET
Private companies are interested in setting up lunar bases.
22 May 2013, 02:25 PM ET
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.