DO NOT PUBLISH YET - Earths Moon - Formation ---- Composition and Orbit Archive
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?
28 December 2009, 12:04 PM ET
The Earth's shadow will eclipse the moon, visible from Europe, Africa, and Asia, on New Year's Eve.
27 December 2009, 07:45 PM ET
The film "Avatar" is set on the inhabited moon Pandora. Astronomers are hot on the trail of such habitable extrasolar moons.
24 December 2009, 09:05 AM ET
With the moon at first quarter, a tour of the lunar terminator reveals lunar landscapes in high relief.
23 December 2009, 12:22 AM ET
From snowfalls on Mars, to the polar craters of the moon, take a tour of the solar system’s chilliest spots.
21 December 2009, 02:11 PM ET
Cassini spacecraft spots glint of sunlight from methane lake on Saturn's moon Titan.
17 December 2009, 04:00 PM ET
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) performed a successful ground test Dec. 14 of a full-scale attitude control motor for the launch abort system of NASA’s planned Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle
14 December 2009, 08:07 AM ET
Variations in Saturn's orbit could explain why Titan's north pole has more lakes than south.