DO NOT PUBLISH YET - Earths Moon - Formation ---- Composition and Orbit Archive
10 May 2011, 11:47 AM ET
A squat, insect–like contraption is set to fly untethered for the first time soon in a NASA test flight.
10 May 2011, 09:47 AM ET
The total lunar eclipse of December 21, 2010, is visible from the site of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Cerro Paranal in Chile.
09 May 2011, 02:35 PM ET
During this month of May, four bright planets will engage in a fascinating dance with each other in the morning sky.
09 May 2011, 08:52 AM ET
The shores of Ontario Lacus lake in the Southern Hemisphere of Saturn's moon Titan has very familiar features, surprising being that it is 800,000,000 miles away and 289° below 0°F.
09 May 2011, 08:49 AM ET
Next stop, somewhere beyond Earth's orbit.
08 May 2011, 01:00 PM ET
An untold number of cosmic impacts could have created the mysteriously thick atmosphere on Titan.
04 May 2011, 04:10 PM ET
In late May and early June, the Moon will appear to dance from day to day with Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. This animation looks East at 5:00am from the U.S. East Coast. Viewers with telescopes can also spot Uranus, Neptune and Ceres in this ballet.
04 May 2011, 08:59 AM ET
Here are a few basic questions and answers about astronaut Alan Shepard's historic spaceflight of May 5, 1961.
03 May 2011, 01:16 PM ET
This autumn, an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier will zoom closer to Earth than our own moon, causing scientists to hold their breath.
03 May 2011, 07:30 AM ET
A huge ocean of liquid water may slosh about beneath the frigid surface of Saturn's moon Titan, according to a new study.
02 May 2011, 07:25 AM ET
When the Apollo 12 crew returned pieces of a moon probe to Earth, scientists found microbes from Earth inside.
28 April 2011, 02:46 PM ET
Skywatching tips for how you can view six planets aligned above the rising sun.
28 April 2011, 08:00 AM ET
Space tourism has already reached low-Earth orbit, and now the industry is shooting for the moon.
19 April 2011, 12:48 PM ET
The Space Exploration Vehicle will provide astronauts a pressurized shirtsleeve environment as well as hatch attached space suits to explore the moons surface. NASA's Desert Research and Technology Studies (D-Rats) team are testing the vehicle.
15 April 2011, 01:31 PM ET
Skywatchers can observe the first full moon of the spring season in the Northern Hemisphere Sunday (April 17).
06 April 2011, 12:56 PM ET
The global image should aid lunar research and exploration for years to come, scientists say.
06 April 2011, 10:40 AM ET
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket under development could enable new missions beyond low-Earth orbit to destinations in the solar system.
06 April 2011, 07:26 AM ET
Over the next few days, the moon will move past two of the prettiest star clusters in the sky.
04 April 2011, 06:02 PM ET
Wadi Rum is an alien-looking landscape in Jordan.
01 April 2011, 12:23 PM ET
Skywatching events in April 2011, including planet conjunctions and a meteor shower.
30 March 2011, 12:30 PM ET
Venus and the moon will shine bright together before sunrise on March 31.
22 March 2011, 04:33 PM ET
The Orion vehicle is slated to begin operational flights in 2016.
22 March 2011, 01:57 PM ET
A look at NASA's Orion space capsule, which could carry astronauts to the moon, asteroids and other deep-space locales. The first test flight of the spacecraft is scheduled for 2013.
21 March 2011, 04:37 PM ET
The photo is a mosaic constructed of images taken by the Wide Angle Camera, one of the three instruments comprising the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC).
20 March 2011, 10:30 AM ET
From India and Australia to the U.S. and U.K, skywatchers caught dazzling views of the March 19 "supermoon."
19 March 2011, 10:30 AM ET
On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It's a super "perigee moon"--the biggest in almost 20 years.
18 March 2011, 05:21 PM ET
Tonight's "supermoon" might actually come in second place behind one that occurred in 2008.
18 March 2011, 12:50 PM ET
The moon sets on Cerro Paranal, home of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), in Chile.
18 March 2011, 08:11 AM ET
The biggest full moon of 2011 is also a supermoon and arrives March 19.
18 March 2011, 07:53 AM ET
The moon, our closest celestial neighbor, still has quite a few mysteries up her sleeve.
13 March 2011, 08:05 AM ET
NASA scientist Jim Garvin explains the significance of the 'supermoon'coming on March 19.
11 March 2011, 02:29 PM ET
An earthquake has struck Japan surprisingly near the date of the March 19 supermoon, but this is just a coincidence.
10 March 2011, 12:26 PM ET
The slim crescent moon will pass the Pleiades star cluster tonight.
09 March 2011, 04:14 PM ET
A prominent astrologer says the March 19 'supermoon' will cause earthquakes and volcanoes. He's wrong, but the idea isn't so crazy.
08 March 2011, 10:50 PM ET
Skywatching events in March 2011, including the largest full moon of the year.
07 March 2011, 10:48 PM ET
The discovery makes it more likely that a liquid-water ocean lies beneath Enceladus' icy surface.