DO NOT PUBLISH YET - Earths Moon - Formation ---- Composition and Orbit Archive
24 February 2011, 07:36 PM ET
29 teams are set to compete in the Google Lunar X Prize, a multimillion-dollar race to land a homemade robot on the moon. The competition is meant to spur development of commercial and private spaceflight.
18 February 2011, 04:57 PM ET
The "Saturn Triangle" is returning to the night sky for late-night skywatchers.
16 February 2011, 04:56 PM ET
The full moon of February is known as the Wolf Moon to some Native Americans.
09 February 2011, 04:57 PM ET
The best time to check out the moon's craters in February is now.
07 February 2011, 07:52 PM ET
A privately funded team hoping to win a multimillion-dollar race to the moon has figured out how it's going to get most of the way there — aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
04 February 2011, 01:59 PM ET
Skywatching events in February 2011 you won't want to miss.
01 February 2011, 08:11 PM ET
See photos from the first solar eclipse of 2011 on Jan. 4.
01 February 2011, 02:50 PM ET
Mars' largest moon is an oblong cratered rock named after the Greek god of fear. See the latest photos.
28 January 2011, 04:41 PM ET
Early-bird skywatchers will get a pre-dawn treat of Venus near the moon this weekend.
27 January 2011, 05:46 PM ET
A privately funded team trying to win a multimillion-dollar race to the moon has scored a big grant to help develop its hopping lunar landers.
26 January 2011, 06:40 PM ET
The moon, Saturn, Venus and several stars offer a pre-dawn sky show on Thursday, Jan. 27.
24 January 2011, 05:21 PM ET
Skywatchers up late tonight may see the celestial triangle: Saturn, the moon and Spica.
17 January 2011, 12:15 PM ET
A brief rundown of the technology that could be used for a future moon outpost.
17 January 2011, 11:12 AM ET
A new century of lunar exploration sees private space entrepreneurs join countries eager for glory.
13 January 2011, 05:52 PM ET
Companies hoping to mine the moon's huge stores of water ice can likely do so legally.
13 January 2011, 03:57 PM ET
A Q & A with Shackleton Energy Co. founder Bill Stone, who wants to mine the moon's water ice.
13 January 2011, 07:14 AM ET
Some space experts hoping the NASA most pressing goals for the future of human spaceflight look beyond the moon.
13 January 2011, 07:01 AM ET
Polls show that even during the Apollo era the public was wary of space exploration.
12 January 2011, 05:50 PM ET
The next few nights are the best time this month for amateur astronomers to observe the moon.
10 January 2011, 11:20 AM ET
Water on the moon most likely came from comets that pelted the lunar surface after its formation, a new study suggests.
10 January 2011, 10:00 AM ET
Jupiter, the moon and Uranus will over a skywatching show as the crescent moon passes north of both planets on Jan. 9 and Jan. 10.
10 January 2011, 12:01 AM ET
Experts argue the moon offers resources, accessibility and excitement to future space explorers.
06 January 2011, 05:39 PM ET
A new look at signals from seismic sensors left on the lunar surface in the 1970s have revealed new insight into the moon's core.
30 December 2010, 02:26 PM ET
Venus and the moon will offer an early New Year's Eve spectacle for skywatchers rising before dawn on Dec. 31 to mark the end of 2010.
30 December 2010, 01:07 PM ET
Famed Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man ever to walk on the moon, is suing the trading card giant Topps Inc., for using a photo of him taken on his historic moonwalk as part of a recent series of collectable cards, according to news reports.
30 December 2010, 07:00 AM ET
From private spaceflights, to NASA missions to the moon, Mars and beyond, here's a preview of coming attractions in U.S. spaceflight for 2011.
28 December 2010, 04:03 AM ET
This year was a big one for spaceflight, with governmental agencies and the private sector alike marking many key milestones.
27 December 2010, 09:00 AM ET
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum is asking for help in selecting an iconic stamp to represent the United States in an international gallery.
24 December 2010, 06:54 AM ET
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has snapped some of the best-ever pictures of the Saturn moon Rhea, yielding clues about the satellite's recent tectonic rumblings.
22 December 2010, 11:38 AM ET
The larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, passes in front of the sun in this approximately true-speed movie simulation using images from the panoramic camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
21 December 2010, 12:12 PM ET
A NASA lunar probe's meticulous observations are allowing scientists to create the most precise and complete map of the moon's surface to date, researchers said.
20 December 2010, 01:29 PM ET
It appears that for about half the country, the local weather will unfortunately not cooperate for a view of tonight's big moon show.
20 December 2010, 01:08 PM ET
It appears that for about half the country, the local weather will unfortunately not cooperate for a view of tonight's big moon show.
20 December 2010, 10:34 AM ET
Simple tricks and hacks to get you tack-sharp focus on objects seen through a telescope.
20 December 2010, 10:32 AM ET
When you look out deeply into space, you look back far into time. Who might be looking back at you? When did they live? Are they still there? How long will we last? Sky-watching brings wonder...
20 December 2010, 06:53 AM ET
For a rare visual treat tonight, just look up. The evening sky on Monday (Dec. 20) will host the year's only total lunar eclipse.