DO NOT PUBLISH YET - Earths Moon - Formation ---- Composition and Orbit Archive
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.
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.