Ancient Moon had a transient atmosphere
Ancient Moon had a transient atmosphere
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 06, 2017
Gases released by early volcanic eruptions formed an atmosphere and left volatiles behind in surface deposits.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 18, 2017
Knowing where the water is could help scientists select ideal landing sites for future missions.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 08, 2017
Event will be broadcast online for viewers unable to watch it live.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 25, 2017
Impacting asteroids and comets may have delivered water to early Moon before it fully cooled.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 25, 2017
Impacting asteroids and comets may have delivered water to early Moon before it fully cooled.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 24, 2015
The lander will use specialized software to recognize craters on the surface.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 12, 2015
Lunar composition results from two science instruments still pending.
Andrew McDonald - Feb 17, 2015
This New Moon will be the third of this astronomical season, which will have featured four new moons.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 17, 2015
The precursors to life on Earth may be preserved on the Moon.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 10, 2015
What would potential lunar colonists have to face?
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 10, 2015
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum hopes to catalog and display the historic items.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 09, 2015
The video, created using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), shows a side of the moon never seen here on Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 05, 2014
Much of the moon's origins are shrouded in mystery, but these new clues may help unravel the truth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 26, 2014
NASA launches a competition for makers of tiny moon satellites.
Andrew McDonald - Oct 14, 2014
The two missions, a probe and a rover, will investigate the distribution and potential use of lunar water.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 13, 2014
Planetary missions provide unique views of Earth from space.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 03, 2014
West coast viewers have best seats for both events.
Andrew McDonald - Oct 02, 2014
The Oceanus Procellarum, thought to be the result of an impact, was formed by a ring of rift valleys surrounding it.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 07, 2014
While supermoon occurrences are not uncommon, the unique circumstances of next week's lunar event will not be seen again for another 20 years.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 31, 2014
Planetary scientists use computer simulations to recreate the processes of the Moon's evolution.
Andrew McDonald - Jul 23, 2014
Scrapped plans included secret military bases and nuclear warheads on the Moon.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 17, 2014
No charges were filed in the incident.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 14, 2014
Lunar perigee to coincide with exact time moon is full.
Andrew McDonald - Jul 14, 2014
The Moon's closest approach to Earth will coincide with its full phase three times in 2014.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 13, 2014
Northern hemisphere viewers will see close planetary conjunction.
Andrew McDonald - May 08, 2014
As the Moon becomes full over the next week, stargazers will be able to discern many of its surface features.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 20, 2014
A cosmetic company wants to brighten the moon.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 05, 2014
It will slam into the moon's surface, according to NASA.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 01, 2014
The researchers think that high water content within lunar apatite results from a defect in the crystallization process rather than a water-rich lunar environment.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 20, 2014
Five international teams were selected today as finalists for the Milestone Prizes by the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP).
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 16, 2014
A new form of crowdsourcing.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 24, 2014
A team of privately-funded teams are in a race to reach the moon.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 04, 2014
A stunning image is captured by NASA.
Andrew McDonald - Jan 28, 2014
China's brand new moon rover is already saying farewell.
Andrew McDonald - Nov 10, 2013
A small asteroid passes with the orbit of the moon.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 10, 2013
Maps of crustal thickness produced by GRAIL showed more big impact basins on the near-side hemisphere of the moon than on the far side.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 23, 2013
What do you think of NASA's achievement?
Andrew McDonald - Sep 11, 2013
NASA heads to the moon to solve an Apollo-era mystery.
Andrew McDonald - Sep 06, 2013
NASA prepares to launch another moon mission.
Andrew McDonald - Aug 23, 2013
The blue moon returns.
Andrew McDonald - Jul 30, 2013
More research is needed to determine precisely why and how the phases of the Moon affect human sleep patterns.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 19, 2017
As safest location for astronauts, lava tubes could be ideal sites for constructing Moon bases.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 19, 2017
As safest location for astronauts, lava tubes could be ideal sites for constructing Moon bases.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 17, 2017
Ten days after Earth gravity assist, MapCam camera looks back on Earth-Moon system.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 17, 2017
Ten days after Earth gravity assist, MapCam camera looks back on Earth-Moon system.
Dan Taylor - Oct 10, 2017
New research shows the moon had an ancient atmosphere that lasted some 70 million years before dissipating.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 09, 2017
Establishing a lunar base seen as crucial for training astronauts and launching missions to Mars and beyond.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 28, 2017
Public outreach by science organizations and free webcasts drove high level of participation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 27, 2017
New technology could help maintain future space station's orientation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 27, 2017
Huge Long March rocket is key to China's ambitious long-term space program.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 04, 2017
This process, which forms an image line by line, is different from that used by standard cell phones and digital cameras, which frame images instantly.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 27, 2017
The great American eclipse puts on a show seen by tens of millions.
Kathy Fey - Apr 08, 2015
New insight on Earth's violent past points to a moon formed from Earth's collision with a "little sister" planet.
Kathy Fey - Apr 06, 2015
Lunar lava tunnels may be useful for long-term occupation of the moon.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 01, 2015
The eclipse will be visible from the Pacific Ocean and surrounded landmasses.
Andrew McDonald - Mar 17, 2015
The vast buried crater was discovered using gravitational data.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 23, 2015
Both will benefit from featuring new technology to land and rove on the Moon.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 05, 2015
A Texas-based energy company plans to start a lunar gas station for outgoing spacecraft.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 27, 2015
An old theory about the Earth's need for the Moon has been disproven.
Andrew McDonald - Jan 13, 2015
A new scientific paper examines lunar resources and how they might be used in the future.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 12, 2015
Mission seeks to identify landing spots for 2017 lunar soil collection.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 06, 2014
Researchers have figured out why moon rocks are magnetized.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 04, 2014
Lunar rocks show Earth's satellite had an active core for a billion years.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 21, 2014
British Group aims to send an entirely new load of human objects to the Earth's satellite body.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 18, 2014
Donors to the Kickstarter campaign will receive coveted prizes for their generosity.
Andrew McDonald - Oct 30, 2014
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has found the crater made by the LADEE probe on April 18.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 15, 2014
LRO images support theory of recent lunar volcanism.
Andrew McDonald - Sep 22, 2014
New software was used to analyze the lighting conditions when photos were taken.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 22, 2014
A new video taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter allows viewers to witness the landing site of Apollo 11.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 22, 2014
Missed landing site could have resulted in disaster.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 18, 2014
NASA priority is landing humans on Mars.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 17, 2014
In remembrance of the "giant leap for mankind," NASA TV will replay footage and the Kennedy Space Center will host special events.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 14, 2014
The next supermoon will be on August 10.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 12, 2014
The third of five total 'supermoons' to occur in 2014, crested this morning at 6:25 a.m. CDT, lighting up the night sky as it nears its perigee point (or closest point) in its elliptical path around Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 13, 2014
On Friday, the full moon will rise to its lowest point of the year due to the Summer Equinox nearing.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 11, 2014
Material deep in the mantle holds clues to composition of early Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 05, 2014
Analysis may be first confirmation of Theia's existence.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 01, 2014
Artist and entrepreneur Mikael Genberg has teamed up with Astrobotic on a 15 million dollar effort to send a self-constructing little Swedish cottage to the surface of the moon.
Andrew McDonald - May 30, 2014
Two NASA missions have provided new data on the tidal effects of Earth's gravity on the Moon.
Andrew McDonald - May 19, 2014
Despite an unconventional start and bumpy development, NASA's prototype Morpheus lander is setting the stage for safe automated landings on planetary bodies.
Andrew McDonald - May 15, 2014
A private mission to the Moon will carry, among other things, a powdered drink and the dreams of children across Asia.
Andrew McDonald - May 10, 2014
New research on the lunar magnetic field suggests that the Moon experienced a sudden reorientation relative to its rotational axis.
Andrew McDonald - May 08, 2014
A prototype of an automated NASA lunar lander has passed its latest flight test.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 16, 2014
The moon will continue to put on a show.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 14, 2014
Tuesday's first of four lunar "blood moon" eclipses mark one of two earth-shaking events, depending on your viewpoint.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 10, 2014
A few obstacles will hit the LRO.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 06, 2014
The lunar eclipses of 2014 are the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 02, 2014
The newly discovered clock dates the Moon to 95 32 million years after the start of the solar system.
Andrew McDonald - Feb 25, 2014
The moon takes a pounding.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 19, 2014
Could we be living on the moon soon?
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 14, 2014
Has China's Jade rover gone dark?