DO NOT PUBLISH YET - Earths Moon - Formation ---- Composition and Orbit Archive
22 March 2013, 07:50 PM ET
Private companies and nonprofit organizations are planning deep space missions to the moon, asteroids and even Mars.
22 March 2013, 07:35 PM ET
The engines will be cleaned up and put on public display.
20 March 2013, 02:22 PM ET
Jeff Bezos' yearlong quest has been a success.
19 March 2013, 03:31 PM ET
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed the tiny craters made by the Grail moon probes.
19 March 2013, 01:51 PM ET
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was tasked with monitoring the impact of the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory mission probes into the surface of the Moon. The orbiter's LAMP instrument detected the dust plumes.
18 March 2013, 09:23 AM ET
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured imagery of the powerful geomagnetic storm over Abisko National Park on March 17th, 2013. The Moon, light cloud cover and dancing auroras made for quite a show.
16 March 2013, 07:16 AM ET
The celestial duo will dance together Sunday evening.
13 March 2013, 11:02 AM ET
A close conjunction of the moon and Jupiter is sure to dazzle stargazers this week.
12 March 2013, 09:42 AM ET
Both the Earth and Moon blocked NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory's view of the Sun on March 11, 2013.
04 March 2013, 04:04 PM ET
Find out how long the moon is officially "full," why a half-illuminated moon is called a "quarter moon," and more.
04 March 2013, 03:04 PM ET
The Virtual Telescope Project's Gianluca Masi captured the asteroid on March 3rd, 2013 on approach to its minimum distance from Earth (~246,000 miles, about the distance of the Moon). Look for the small bright speck in the center of the screen.
04 March 2013, 09:04 AM ET
An asteroid (named 2013 EC) on a trajectory to fly-by Earth was discovered on March 2nd, 2013 at the Mt. Lemmon Observatory in Arizona. Its nearest approach (March 4) was ~246,000 miles, about the distance of the Moon.
27 February 2013, 05:59 PM ET
In the last year, private companies have unveiled asteroid mining projects, space rock sentinels and more.
26 February 2013, 04:08 PM ET
One toddler's fascination with the moon has become a hit on YouTube.
25 February 2013, 03:10 PM ET
McKay helped train the Apollo moonwalkers and led a study that claimed a Mars meteorite may contain signs of past life.
20 February 2013, 06:36 PM ET
There's plenty to see now on Earth's nearest neighbor.
11 February 2013, 11:09 AM ET
Find out when and where to look for the pink-looking planet.
26 January 2013, 09:30 AM ET
Moon Astronomy Lesson: Learn more about moon phases, a waxing and waning crescent or gibbous moon and the lunar cycles of Earth’s moon each month at SPACE.com.
24 January 2013, 07:12 AM ET
Distances driven by wheeled vehicles on the Moon and Mars.
22 January 2013, 09:31 AM ET
Matt Hartman captured Earth's Moon and the Gas Giant in close skywatching proximity on January 21st, 2013.
18 January 2013, 06:26 AM ET
Night sky photographer Scott McGuire snapped this stunning photo of the space station full moon over Half Dome at Yosemite National Park.
17 January 2013, 01:48 PM ET
A digital image of Leonardo da Vinci's painting became the first transmission via laser to a satellite in lunar orbit. Lasers offer a more efficient way to 'talk' with spacecraft. The beam traveled ~240,000mi to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
17 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
There are good scientific and ethical reasons to protect parts of Mars and other celestial bodies, advocates say.
14 January 2013, 05:17 PM ET
NASA's Ebb spacecraft recorded the video three days before crashing into the lunar surface.
13 January 2013, 03:37 PM ET
Three days prior to its impact into a mountain on the moon, one of the twin spacecraft (named Ebb) from NASA's GRAIL mission took some photos from orbit. The spacecraft was about 6 miles above the lunar surface when the photos were take.
11 January 2013, 10:00 AM ET
Venus and a crescent moon provided a dazzling sight for stargazers Thursday (Jan. 10).
05 January 2013, 11:00 AM ET
Skywatchers up before dawn Sunday can watch a celestial dance unfold.
03 January 2013, 01:06 PM ET
Were the famed astronaut's first words on the moon scripted or ad-libbed?
31 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Experts weigh in on NASA's direction and its ultimate goals of sending astronauts into deep space.
31 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Night sky photographer Tamas Ladanyi shoots stunning image of the moon and Jupiter over a lake in Hévíz.
28 December 2012, 09:38 AM ET
NASA points out a few things to keep an eye out for when looking skyward in January.
27 December 2012, 11:10 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper from the APEX telescope, of part of the Taurus Molecular Cloud, shows a sinuous filament of cosmic dust more than ten light-years long.
24 December 2012, 06:56 AM ET
The two heavenly bodies will dance close together Tuesday night.
21 December 2012, 11:17 AM ET
The gas giant and Earth's Moon will provide some holiday lights in the eastern sky on December 25th, 2012 (at sunset). Seen through a telescope, Jupiter's great red spot and its moons will be visible as well.
20 December 2012, 03:22 PM ET
Being developed for missions in 2015 and beyond, the Z-1 could be used for exploring the moon and Mars.
18 December 2012, 10:41 AM ET
The engineers who built NASA's Grail spacecraft gathered to watch the probes' demise.