DO NOT PUBLISH YET - Earths Moon - Formation ---- Composition and Orbit Archive
25 September 2010, 11:31 PM ET
A NASA spacecraft got a great look at Titan yesterday, probing the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon to see how it changes as the seasons turn.
24 September 2010, 02:30 PM ET
Thoughts and observations from Shuttle / Apollo / Gemini astronaut John Young on why Humanity needs to continue exploring and expanding beyond the bounds of Earth and, especially, to the Moon. Capt. Young turned 80 years old on September 24th 2010.
23 September 2010, 11:49 AM ET
See Neptune's moon Triton up close with new footage released from the 1989 flyby of the Voyager 2 probe.
23 September 2010, 10:24 AM ET
A bright Harvest moon ushered in the changing seasons on Earth late Wednesday (Sept. 22).
23 September 2010, 09:54 AM ET
The rare cosmic triple play of Jupiter, Uranus and the full moon is dazzling amateur astronomers this week in a bright night sky show.
23 September 2010, 07:54 AM ET
When packing for a manned mission to Mars or the moon, the best thing to bring may not be food or fuel, but specially-designed organisms that can create those things for you.
22 September 2010, 03:56 PM ET
A new robot moon landing mission is being designed for the European Space Agency.
21 September 2010, 07:41 AM ET
This Wednesday there will be a spectacular triple conjunction of the harvest moon, Jupiter, and Uranus.
20 September 2010, 06:08 PM ET
The presence of water on the moon may be a boon for future manned bases, but new research suggests it might also put a major crimp in plans for ambitious telescopes on the lunar surface.
19 September 2010, 11:32 AM ET
Skywatchers around the world gazed at the lunar surface Sept. 18, but only one place allowed them to watch NASA fire lasers at the moon.
19 September 2010, 09:46 AM ET
Skywatchers around the world spent a night with the moon Sept. 18 during the first International Observe the Moon Night.
18 September 2010, 01:01 AM ET
Skywatchers can get their lunar fix Sept. 18 at three NASA space centers as part of the first International Observe the Moon Night.
17 September 2010, 07:30 AM ET
This weekend brings the first global moon-watching event inspired by those who are curious about the moon. Here is how to see it.
16 September 2010, 02:02 PM ET
A new map of the moon's craters and study of lunar mineralogy offer insights into the moon's past.
16 September 2010, 12:07 PM ET
A NASA moon probe wraps up the exploration phase of its mission today, moving on to new things after gathering data that helped transform our understanding of Earth's nearest neighbor.
16 September 2010, 07:37 AM ET
On Saturday Sept. 18, the world is invited to celebrate the first annual International Observe the Moon Night.
16 September 2010, 07:37 AM ET
Stargazers can get a great look at Jupiter on any clear night for the rest of September. The giant planet, always bright, will be especially hard to miss as it makes its closest pass to Earth for the year.
15 September 2010, 03:50 PM ET
A new photo shows the Earth and moon as seen from deep space by a NASA probe near the sun.
10 September 2010, 02:55 PM ET
China is planning to launch a second moon probe later this year.
10 September 2010, 11:24 AM ET
The moon has long drawn the eye of nighttime skywatchers, but it will take center stage this month.
08 September 2010, 01:46 PM ET
A big, bug-like NASA rover that could one day carry heavy loads on the moon is getting a chance to stretch its six legs in the Arizona desert this week.
24 August 2010, 12:54 PM ET
The moon is tricky. Just when you think it's full, celestial mechanics throws a curveball.
23 August 2010, 03:55 PM ET
The moon's orbit is not circular. So this moon will be less impressive than others.
21 July 2010, 01:06 PM ET
A mineral found in a volcanic rock from the moon's surface was discovered to contain elements that could point to a "wetter" climate in the moon's past, according to the researchers of a new study.
15 July 2010, 08:21 AM ET
Photographs of enormous pits on the moon, some hundreds of feet deep, taken by unmanned probes have given scientists a tantalizing glimpse into the lunar interior.
12 July 2010, 04:58 PM ET
A natural, dust-driven decay process might exist on the moon that would degrade manmade instruments over the long term.
25 June 2010, 12:25 PM ET
A partial lunar eclipse set to occur over North America Saturday should look particularly stunning thanks to an optical illusion.
22 June 2010, 01:41 PM ET
A new map of uranium on the moon finds the element is not abundant on the lunar surface.
14 June 2010, 03:02 PM ET
The moon's interior may harbor 100 times more water than previous estimates, according to a new study that took a fresh look at samples of moon rocks collected by Apollo astronauts nearly 40 years ago.
10 June 2010, 11:39 AM ET
Earth is not exactly getting its youth back, but a new study has determined that the collision from which the Earth and moon were formed may have occurred much later than previously thought, making out planet and moon younger than scientists had commonly
27 May 2010, 02:09 PM ET
Cosmic material that has settled on the moon over billions of years could shed light on where a peculiar type of nitrogen in our solar system came from.
12 May 2010, 01:58 PM ET
The moon and Venus frame the open cluster Messier 35 in Gemini on Sunday night, May 16.
04 May 2010, 06:00 PM ET
A group of engineers in Japan have begun planning a two-legged humanoid robot designed to walk to the surface of the moon, according to Japanese press reports.
30 April 2010, 06:19 AM ET
NASA and the European Space Agency are sending a mission to study Jupiter and its moon Europa in 2020. There may be life in the moon’s ocean, but to find out a mission will have to be able to drill down through the overlying ice shell.
28 April 2010, 01:03 PM ET
Scientists have found water ice for the first time on the surface of an asteroid – a discovery that could help explain how Earth got its oceans.
27 April 2010, 09:57 AM ET
A long lost light reflector that was left on the surface of the moon by the Soviet Union has been found by a team of physicists, after scientists searched unsuccessfully for the reflector for nearly 40 years.