DO NOT PUBLISH YET - Earths Moon - Formation ---- Composition and Orbit Archive
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.
27 April 2010, 08:08 AM ET
Solar winds that flow over natural obstructions on the moon may create electrically charged polar lunar craters, according to new calculations from NASA.
22 April 2010, 09:50 AM ET
Light that is bounced off reflectors on the moon's surface and used in precise measurements of the distance from Earth to the moon could be affected by cosmic dust, researchers suggest.
21 April 2010, 07:47 AM ET
The Straight Wall, one of the moon's most spectacular features, is well placed Thursday, April 22, for amateur astronomers.
16 April 2010, 11:10 AM ET
A 3-D printer could create a sandstone moon base out of lunar dust.
14 April 2010, 08:29 AM ET
On Thursday April 15, the evening starts with a triple conjunction of the moon, Mercury, and Venus, then continues with Mars visiting the Beehive.
06 April 2010, 12:46 PM ET
Saturn's moon Prometheus is showing a new side of itself in recent pictures from the Cassini probe.
05 April 2010, 01:42 PM ET
A lucky cosmic alignment will allow NASA's Cassini spacecraft to swing up close to two of Saturn's moons back-to-back this week.
02 April 2010, 03:15 PM ET
An Italian astronomer caught the rare sight of Venus and Mercury together over Rome in the night sky in a new photo.
26 March 2010, 07:25 AM ET
For the next couple of weeks, brilliant Venus and the elusive planet, Mercury, perform a sort of celestial dance for two in the western twilight sky.
17 March 2010, 09:43 AM ET
The moon will have close encounters this week with two star clusters: the Pleiades and Messier 35.
11 March 2010, 02:27 PM ET
Genuine lunar water has been discovered in Apollo moon rocks, a finding that suggests the wet stuff originally came from comets.
05 March 2010, 10:00 AM ET
A crater on the edge of the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin may a view of the original surface.
24 February 2010, 08:59 AM ET
A full moon flooding the sky with light is an opportunity to identify the ecliptic, the path of the planets.
19 February 2010, 05:02 PM ET
Prometheus, Saturn's moon, appears to float toward the viewer in this 3-D rendering.
16 February 2010, 10:56 AM ET
Our solar system feels brand new when you look at all that's been learned in the past decade.
11 February 2010, 10:54 AM ET
Painter Alan Bean is uniquely qualified to depict the emotional impact of walking upon the Moon: He did it in person in 1969 as Apollo 12's pilot. Bean stamps relief texture into his works with a moon boot and adds sprinkles of lunar soil.
09 February 2010, 10:35 AM ET
Evidence suggests liquid water exists inside Saturn's moon Enceladus.
28 January 2010, 02:03 PM ET
A government watchdog report released Friday added to skepticism that NASA's Constellation program can develop its first post-shuttle rocket on time or on budget.
28 January 2010, 02:01 PM ET
Two spacecraft have beamed back new pictures of Earth taken from the vantage point of the moon, which offers a view of our planet as a full globe.
28 January 2010, 02:00 PM ET
With the moon at first quarter, a tour of the lunar terminator reveals lunar landscapes in high relief.
27 January 2010, 07:20 AM ET
Full moon names for each month during 2010.
25 January 2010, 02:51 PM ET
NASA won't get the $1 billion budget boost civil space advocates had hoped to see when President Barack Obama sends his 2011 spending proposal to Congress Feb. 1, sources say.
20 January 2010, 07:43 AM ET
The craters Theophilus and Posidonius, and the Apollo 11 landing site are the highlights of the 6 day old moon.
19 January 2010, 03:17 PM ET
New satellite photos taken in orbit around the moon reveal one of its most prominent craters, Tycho, in a whole new light.
19 January 2010, 12:42 PM ET
NASA safety advisory panel is warning the space agency against abandoning its Ares I rocket as President Obama mulls the future of U.S. spaceflight.
07 January 2010, 07:57 AM ET
A new study at an impact crater in Canada is helping mission planners develop the most effective methods for exploring the lunar surface.
06 January 2010, 05:57 PM ET
Rocks from the moon and the top of Mt. Everest are headed for display on the International Space Station.
06 January 2010, 05:01 PM ET
The moon is always visible at last quarter, but most people never see it.
31 December 2009, 12:30 PM ET
NASA has narrowed the choices for its next unmanned space mission down to three candidates: including Venus, an asteroid and the moon.
31 December 2009, 12:23 PM ET
The hole in the moon is likely a collapsed lava tube. It could provide shelter as a moon base.
31 December 2009, 08:38 AM ET
Revelers can ring in the new year with a cosmic flourish tonight, celebrating the first New Year's Eve blue moon since 1990.
30 December 2009, 08:51 AM ET
With two full moons this month, the second is called a blue moon. Why?