DO NOT PUBLISH YET - Earths Moon - Formation ---- Composition and Orbit Archive
01 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
August offers a rare skywatching treat: two full moons.
27 July 2012, 03:31 PM ET
A rare blue moon is coming up next month.
12 July 2012, 03:59 PM ET
Former Google Books engineering head Jimi Crawford has joined the Moon Express team.
12 July 2012, 02:02 PM ET
On July 15th, 2012, Earth's Moon will occult Jupiter and its four largest moons – Europa, Io, Callisto and Ganymede – blocking them from skywatchers' views.
11 July 2012, 10:20 AM ET
Take a tour of our solar system with us – from the sun to the furthest dwarf planets! Come on, it can't hurt!
08 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week? Vote Now!
06 July 2012, 05:13 PM ET
From July through August, planet groupings in the pre-dawn and dusk skies will impress skywatchers around the world.
06 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
A massive full moon looms over Paris in a spectactular photo by photographer VegaStar Carpentier.
02 July 2012, 04:09 PM ET
A UH-60 (NASA 750) RASCAL helicopter with IR camera mount on NASA Ames Research Center’s flightline under "Blue" Moon on Aug. 31, 1993 in this amazing space wallpaper.
30 June 2012, 12:01 AM ET
The moon's pull is slowing down Earth's rotation.
27 June 2012, 07:01 AM ET
This week's night sky offers a special trio of treats.
26 June 2012, 12:21 PM ET
Lunar soil hovers above the moon's surface and is incredibly sticky and abrasive.
25 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
But starting up the off-Earth economy won't happen overnight.
20 June 2012, 11:02 AM ET
The moon, once thought to be bone dry, has now been shown to harbor significant water.
12 June 2012, 11:46 AM ET
S/2010 J 2 is barely 1 mile across.
12 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The new map raises as many questions about the mysterious moon as it answers.
09 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Plane greets crescent moon in a surprise in this night sky photo by photographer Vegastar Carpentier.
04 June 2012, 10:29 AM ET
See amazing views of the partial lunar eclipse of June 4, 2012.
04 June 2012, 10:00 AM ET
See images of the moon passing partially within the Earth's shadow on June 4, 2012.
03 June 2012, 06:00 AM ET
The lunar eclipse will be visible throughout much of North America.
24 May 2012, 03:24 PM ET
The Google Lunar X Prize will abide by NASA rules to protect important lunar artifacts.
23 May 2012, 03:15 PM ET
Wednesday and Thursday offer a great chance for skywatchers to observe the unlit areas of the moon.
20 May 2012, 02:07 AM ET
See a list of many webcasts for today's solar eclipse from around the world.
18 May 2012, 11:23 AM ET
Several different organizations will stream live footage of the spectacular event.
17 May 2012, 04:28 PM ET
This artist's impression illustrates how the early moon (and Earth) were reshaped by an intense period of bombardment. Asteroids appear to be the dominant impactors.
17 May 2012, 02:01 PM ET
Scientists had wondered what caused the massive impacts 3.9 billion years ago.
13 May 2012, 10:33 PM ET
A 42 foot space rock (asteroid 2012 JU) flew about 118,000 miles away from the Earth on May 13, 2012 (about half the distance from Earth to the Moon - 238,855 mi.). This time-lapsed and looped video shows the asteroid's orbit as it passes Earth.
12 May 2012, 08:06 AM ET
From the winner of a seat to space to photos of the supermoon sinking, it's been a busy week in space.
12 May 2012, 07:20 AM ET
See amazing views of a squashed supermoon and more in the best photos for the week of May 12, 2012.
11 May 2012, 06:41 AM ET
Old moon graces church in Turin.
10 May 2012, 04:00 PM ET
Avid astrophotographer Ajay Talwar snapped a stunning photo series of the moon and Venus over Delhi, India.
08 May 2012, 10:44 AM ET
Humans don't have to land on another planet to explore it.
08 May 2012, 10:24 AM ET
The crew of the International Space Station captured footage of the the perigee Moon – its closest approach to Earth of this orbital cycle – on May 5th, 2012.
07 May 2012, 05:44 AM ET
See amazing views of the Supermoon, a rubber chicken in orbit and more in the best photos for the week of May 6, 2012.
06 May 2012, 08:30 AM ET
The full moon of May was a dazzling supermoon for skywatchers around the globe.
05 May 2012, 10:10 AM ET
The moon may be a harsh mistress, but it can put on a dazzling skywatching show too.