DO NOT PUBLISH YET - Earths Moon - Formation ---- Composition and Orbit Archive
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.
06 March 2011, 03:43 PM ET
Jupiter's 12-year orbit around the sun is carrying it out of Earth's evening skies.
05 March 2011, 08:07 AM ET
See photos of the March 2011 'supermoon' full moon from around the world.
03 March 2011, 05:22 PM ET
The new moon of March arrives Friday. Here's how to see the first sliver the new moon.
28 February 2011, 03:55 PM ET
The fabric roofs of many domed stadiums and other structures are made of fabrics based on the stuff that helped protect astronauts when they walked on the moon.
28 February 2011, 11:46 AM ET
There will be two total lunar eclipses and four partial solar eclipses in 2011.
26 February 2011, 09:12 AM ET
Venus and the moon should give skywatchers a morning sky show on Monday.
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.