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DO NOT PUBLISH YET - Earths Moon - Formation ---- Composition and Orbit Archive
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.
11 December 2009, 06:00 PM ET
House and Senate negotiators reached agreement this week on a 2010 omnibus spending bill that includes provision to protect NASA's moon program.
10 December 2009, 02:03 PM ET
New data from NASA's Cassini satellite helps explain the bizarre yin-yang appearance of Saturn’s moon Iapetus, where one side is dark and the other is bright.
04 December 2009, 04:42 PM ET
Tips for taking pictures of night sky objects with simple equipment.
02 December 2009, 02:53 PM ET
NASA spent roughly $570 million of its $1 billion in stimulus funds, with nearly half of those dollars going toward its embattled Constellation program.
19 November 2009, 05:43 AM ET
Bean and Conrad have to fight their moon-suits, as they trek out across a dusty crater to retrieve pieces of the probe that landed 21/2 years before Apollo-12.
19 November 2009, 05:43 AM ET
Apollo-12 comes home. No it wasn't a perfect mission. But it was truly amazing.
13 November 2009, 04:36 PM ET
News of a significant amount of water on the moon boosts prospects of a lunar colony.
13 November 2009, 12:16 PM ET
NASA's LCROSS probe discovered beds of water ice at the lunar south pole when it impacted the moon last month, mission scientists announced today.
12 November 2009, 08:41 AM ET
Scientists from NASA and the Canadian Space Agency are using Pavilion Lake as a testing ground for the future human exploration of other worlds.
06 November 2009, 08:58 AM ET
When a NASA spacecraft rammed into the moon in October, it tossed up a hard-to-see plume of lunar material and stirred up a cloud of public anxiety.
04 November 2009, 11:48 AM ET
New striking photos of water-vapor geysers shooting off of Saturn’s moon Enceladus were taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in orbit around the planet.
03 November 2009, 02:06 PM ET
A small team of engineers has snagged a $1 million NASA prize in a pitched competition to fly homemade rockets on mock moon landing missions.
30 October 2009, 11:32 AM ET
Ares boosters may drive NASA's Constellation program to the Moon and other destinations.
28 October 2009, 12:41 PM ET
NASA engineers are using thrusters to power prototype lunar landers that can't rely on wings or propellers on the atmosphere-less moon.
20 October 2009, 05:53 PM ET
Three teams took home prize money at NASA's mock moon digging challenge, using autonomous robots to excavate simulated lunar dirt.
20 October 2009, 04:51 PM ET
Amateur astronomers have a chance to celebrate one of the greatest space discoveries of all time.
20 October 2009, 09:44 AM ET
New color maps of Saturn's five innermost moon show interesting color patterns.
19 October 2009, 08:13 AM ET
Venus, Saturn and the Moon rising together just before sunrise at Bretagne, France.
16 October 2009, 03:41 PM ET
13 October 2009, 08:50 AM ET
The Cassini spacecraft spotted plumes of water vapor erupting from the south pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The discovery has set off a heated debate over whether this tiny frigid moon has an ocean beneath the ice.
12 October 2009, 03:57 PM ET
LRO snaps images, takes temperature of LCROSS crater impact area.
12 October 2009, 08:38 AM ET
A dusty red planet Mars and Jupiter's icy moon Europa may hold the best hopes for scientists trying to track down extraterrestrial life in our solar system.
09 October 2009, 01:00 PM ET
The double crash of two NASA probes at the moon’s south pole carved a small new crater into a pristine patch of lunar terrain Friday.
09 October 2009, 12:10 PM ET
Some observers hoping for a big blast from NASA's moon-slam experiment Friday were a bit disappointed.
09 October 2009, 07:37 AM ET
NASA smacked the moon twice Friday with a pair of probes aimed at uncovering buried water ice.
08 October 2009, 04:44 PM ET
Scientists assure some skeptics that smacking the lunar surface with the LCROSS spacecraft is really okay.