DO NOT PUBLISH YET - Earths Moon - Formation ---- Composition and Orbit Archive
03 April 2015, 09:33 AM ET
NASA Space Launch System first flight, names Exploration Mission-1, will not carry humans but will carry the Orion Spacecraft on a swing around the Moon.
02 April 2015, 11:50 AM ET
You're not seeing double; these are two images of the same world: icy, cratered Rhea, the second-largest natural satellite of Saturn.
02 April 2015, 07:04 AM ET
The awards set up NASA partnerships with 10 aerospace companies and one public university to develop tech in three different areas: advanced electric propulsion, human habitation and small satellites.
01 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Skywatchers in Asia and Australia will see the lunar eclipse Friday evening (April 3) after sunset, while observers in North and South America will see it Saturday morning (April 4) just before sunrise.
27 March 2015, 04:20 PM ET
New experiments show that the asteroids that slammed into Earth and the moon more than 4 billion years ago were vaporised into a mist of iron but stayed gravitationally stuck on more massive Earth.
27 March 2015, 03:28 AM ET
For moon shots, a rural sky is not always necessary.
27 March 2015, 03:14 AM ET
How super is a supermoon? Here's a minimoon for context.
24 March 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Neptune's moon Triton has some unique properties among the moons of the solar system, which could make it an interesting location for a space colony.
23 March 2015, 10:12 AM ET
NASA's Mojave Volatiles Prospector (MVP) is placing a suite of instruments to detect water on the Earthly desert surface. This testbed will fine tune designs for future probes to Mars, the Moon and other solar system bodies.
20 March 2015, 12:13 PM ET
On Feb. 20, 2015, the planets Venus and Mars joined Earth's moon to create a dazzling sight in the night sky. See photos of the triple conjunction by readers in our gallery here.
18 March 2015, 04:08 PM ET
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted the crater left by the powerful moon impact of March 17, 2013.
17 March 2015, 07:01 AM ET
Titania and Miranda offer up great views and places to explore, but both of the moons suffer from extreme cold and very low gravity.
12 March 2015, 02:01 PM ET
The Yutu rover found evidence of at least nine distinct rock layers deep beneath its wheels, indicating that the area has been surprisingly geologically active over the past 3.3 billion years.
09 March 2015, 11:00 PM ET
Apollo 9 lunar module pilot Rusty Schweickart had just exited his vehicle when command module pilot Dave Scott told him to hang on. Schweickart got five minutes of peace and introspection while Scott tried to fix a jammed camera.
25 February 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The far side of the moon undergoes phases of light and dark, just like the side facing Earth. A new video featuring images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter brings those phases to light.
24 February 2015, 02:00 PM ET
A recent action by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is stirring up some moon dust in a legal debate about private companies setting up shop on the moon.
23 February 2015, 05:22 PM ET
The first celestial object that attracts the attention of many people at a young age is the moon. The lunar surface appears to go through phases through the course of a month, but what causes the moon to shine differently from week to week?
23 February 2015, 01:16 PM ET
This is definitely a new kind of space race. Two teams competing in a private moon competition have teamed up to get to the lunar surface by the end of next year, potentially sowing the seeds for a lunar NASCAR race.
18 February 2015, 05:14 PM ET
Mars, Venus and the moon will meet up in a particularly beautiful cosmic display Friday. If you've been watching the evening twilight sky over the past few weeks, you will have seen the brilliant planet Venus gradually moving away from the sun, setting sl
18 February 2015, 12:29 PM ET
The online observatory Slooh will broadcast real-time views of the new moon on Thursday, marking the beginning of the Chinese New Year.
13 February 2015, 04:28 PM ET
On Feb. 19, a "supermoon" — a special event when the moon is full and also at its closest point to Earth in orbit — will occur. But unfortunately, it will be invisible to skywatchers on Earth.
10 February 2015, 03:00 PM ET
With its very low gravity, interesting topographical features and great view of Earth, the moon could be an exciting place to live.
09 February 2015, 02:55 PM ET
A stunning video shows the destruction of a robotic cargo ship re-entering Earth's atmosphere in November after delivering supplies to the International Space Station.
06 February 2015, 08:44 PM ET
The icy moon Europa is perhaps the most tantalising destination in our solar system.
04 February 2015, 12:24 PM ET
This NASA animation flips the Moon’s phases and libration (wobble) to a vantage point beyond the lunar ‘far side’ from which our Earth’s phases can also be seen.
03 February 2015, 03:19 PM ET
If your sky is clear early this evening, about an hour after sundown, you might be able to see the February full moon — sometimes known as the 'Snow Moon' — shining with the giant planet Jupiter in the east-northeast sky. Jupiter should be located to the
03 February 2015, 12:30 PM ET
A new video from NASA reveals amazing new images of an asteroid zipping through space while a small moon orbits it.
02 February 2015, 09:57 AM ET
NASA's Deep Space Network radar (Goldstone, CA + Green Bank, WV) obtained this enhanced view of Asteroid 2004 BL86 which has its own natural satellite.
28 January 2015, 06:20 PM ET
The stars and constellations seen from Mars would be similar to those seen from Earth, but the Red Planet's two moons would be quite a sight for Martian explorers.
26 January 2015, 06:35 PM ET
NASA Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California obtained radar imagery of asteroid 2004 BL86, that flew by Earth at ~3.1 times the distance of the Moon on Jan. 26th, 2015.
26 January 2015, 11:45 AM ET
Five teams just hit their milestones — totaling more than $5 million — in the race for the Google Lunar XPrize.
26 January 2015, 11:12 AM ET
ESA is developing its vision for lunar exploration. This film details all moon missions date and projects future robotic and extended human missions on the surface.
23 January 2015, 07:29 AM ET
Moon Express, which seeks to extract and exploit lunar resources, will base its spacecraft development and flight-test operations at Space Launch Complex 36, a facility at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
21 January 2015, 01:01 PM ET
These rocky bodies' magnetic fields were apparently generated by the same process that drives Earth's global magnetic activity and could have persisted for hundreds of millions of years after the objects' formation, researchers said.
07 January 2015, 07:11 AM ET
The moon harbors lots of potentially valuable raw materials, but it's hard to pinpoint one that will drive an entire extractive industry, experts say.
30 December 2014, 07:02 AM ET
Rocky, close-orbiting exoplanets may be stretched out by their parent stars' gravity, researchers say. Such worlds would be extremely hot and and likely inhospitable to life.