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Moon News

Scientific discovery changes how we view the moon

Most of our readers probably think of the moon as a circle, or perhaps as a "big pizza pie" as one song puts it. Researchers have now found that it is actually shaped like a lemon.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

'Good luck and Godspeed' — 45 years after the Apollo 11 launch

Cape Canaveral - At 9:32 a.m. eastern time, three American astronauts left the confines of earth, speeding into space, destined to land on the moon and cement their status as American heros.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Super Moon will rise on July 12

The first of three consecutive "Super Moons" will rise above the Earth's skyline on Saturday July 12, 2014. Get your cameras ready.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 2 comments

New radar images reveal what lies beneath Moon's surface

Charlottesville - A joint effort using the resources of two of the world’s largest radio telescopes has revealed previously unseen features deep below the surface of the Moon.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

Mountains on Saturn moon are 'celestial debris'

Mountains at the equator on Iapetus, a moon of the planet Saturn, may have come from space rather than being formed on the surface of the satellite.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

USA should be prime viewing for Tuesday's red moon

There's going to be a red moon rising over North America early Tuesday morning, only it's not exactly red but only looks that way.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Saturn's moon hides an icy ocean

A body of liquid water has been discovered beneath the surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. The tiny moon is a potentially hospitable home for extraterrestrial life.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

We may go to Jupiter by 2025 and find life there

NASA hopes to launch a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, the solar system's most likely heavenly body to hold alien life, by 2025.
In the Media by Megan Morreale - 3 comments

Photo Essay: The night sky Special

The night sky is filled with wondrous sights, which have inspired many generations to reach for the stars and discover what lies beyond.
Digital Journal Report by Kyle Ashmead - 6 comments

China's 'Jade Rabbit' lunar rover declared dead: Media

Beijing - China's troubled Jade Rabbit lunar rover has died on the surface of the moon, state media reported Wednesday, in a major setback for the country's ambitious space programme.The country's first moon rover "could not be restored to full function", the st...
In the Media by AFP

'Goodnight, humans': China's Jade Rabbit moon rover posting

Beijing - Chinese Internet users flooded the country's social media networks on Monday with condolences for the troubled Jade Rabbit moon rover, which experienced a "mechanical control abnormality" over the weekend.
In the Media by AFP

The moon is getting bigger

The moon is apparently getting bigger. This relates to moon dust, where powdery particles resting on the moon’s surface could form a layer up to 1 millimeter thick every 1,000 years.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Tidal rhythms of sea creatures

Some marine creatures have internal rhythms that cycle with the tides, influenced by the moon. These cycles are independent of circadian rhythms.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Frog takes giant leap from NASA space rocket

At the launch of a NASA's LADEE unmanned moon orbiter, it was to be a frog that stole the show. That's one giant leap for frogkind.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 2 comments

NASA to explore lunar atmosphere with unmanned 'LADEE'

As part of an unmanned mission, NASA is set to send the car-sized Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) to the Moon to learn about it's atmosphere, and how it may be similar to that of other planets in the solar system.
In the Media by John Sevigny

First mission to Moon's south pole announced to start in 2016

ILOA and Moon Express, Inc. announced Thursday that they will send the world's first mission to the south pole of the Moon to open the possibility that the public will be able to access images from the Moon online.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto

New moon discovered in orbit around Neptune

The Hubble Telescope has discovered a previously-unknown moon in orbit around Neptune, according to an announcement Monday by NASA.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 4 comments

There were two moons orbiting Earth, scientists claim

Scientists said the smaller moon have only survived a few million years before it collided with the one we see today, leaving just one. Landscapes on the current moon are the remains of the smaller moon from the collision.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 5 comments

US legislators propose bill for national park on Moon

Two US lawmakers, Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), have proposed a bill to establish a national historical park on the Moon comprising of all artifacts left on the lunar surface by Apollo 11 through 17 missions (1969-1973).
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

New private moon telescope to offer online views of Earth, space

San Francisco - Are you ever interested in what the Earth looks like at 1 p.m. EST on a Saturday? Well, now you might have the chance to view our blue marble online when a privately-funded telescope gets sent to the moon in two years.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

NASA: 56,000 mph meteor hits Moon, biggest explosion ever (Video)

NASA is reporting that a meteor smashed into the Moon on March 17, 2013 at a speed of 56,000 mph, sparking the biggest and brightest explosion ever observed and creating a crater 65 feet wide (20 meters).
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

First lunar eclipse of 2013 marked for April 25

Stargazers, prepare for the first lunar eclipse of the 2013 season. Many flock to websites in the hopes to find visibility and viewing information.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 1 comment

'Vulcan' overwhelming choice of names for Pluto's smallest moons

Mountain View - Star Trek fans have reason to celebrate after learning their choice for the name of one of Pluto's smallest moon is the overwhelming favorite.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Little 'Kayla Loves the Moon' is a YouTube hit

Kayla is a little over 2 years old. Her dad says anytime there is a clear view of the Moon she would cry excitedly "The Moon! The Moon!" The video shows one of the special moments little Kayla freaks out over the Moon.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Russia is back in the Space Race with a new lunar program

According to the Russian space agency, Russia's next unmanned mission to the Moon will launch in 2015, with a total of three lunar exploration missions planned over the next five years.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Mystery orb crashes as geophysical actions continue

Astronomical and geophysical activities increase as “Mayan doomsday” prediction nears. Asteroid came nearer to Earth than the Moon, while mystery orb crashes. Geophysical actions proliferate throughout Chile, Iceland, and New Zealand.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 2 comments

New data from NASA's GRAIL probes show Moon's battered history

Scientists have long known that the moon and other rocky bodies in the inner solar system were pounded by impacts early in their history billions of years ago, but new evidence shows that the intensity of the impacts was greater that previously thought.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Researchers reveal source of water on Moon

Knoxville - Scientists announced on Sunday they have found small particles of water on the earth's moon that come from an unusual source; the sun.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Cop in UK calls for backup after seeing the moon

A policeman in Worcestershire, England, put his colleagues on alert after he saw what he thought was a suspicious light, which turned out to be the moon.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 5 comments

American hero and pioneer Neil Armstrong has died

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the moon and whose statement “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” is forever etched in history , has died at the age of of 82.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment
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New findings assert that the moon is closer to a lemon than a pizza pie.
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New findings assert that the moon is closer to a lemon than a pizza pie.
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An image provided by NASA of the lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE)
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An image provided by NASA of the lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE)
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Cabeus Crater on the surface of the moon
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Cabeus Crater on the surface of the moon
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Rising from fire and smoke  NASA s twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission lau...
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Rising from fire and smoke, NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission launches atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 Heavy rocket. Leaving from Space Launch Complex 17B on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the spacecraft launched at 9:08:52 EDT Sept.10, 2011.
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A shot of the Supermoon seen from uptown Toronto.
A shot of the Supermoon seen from uptown Toronto.
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The moon surface transmitted to Earth by the Chang e-3 space probe carrying China s first lunar rove...
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The moon surface transmitted to Earth by the Chang'e-3 space probe carrying China's first lunar rover prior to landing on the moon on December 14, 2013
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Full Moon as seen from Earth s northern hemisphere
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Full Moon as seen from Earth's northern hemisphere
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NOv 12 2011 Nova Scotia
NOv 12 2011 Nova Scotia
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March 26  conjunction  of Moon-Venus-Jupiter
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March 26 'conjunction' of Moon-Venus-Jupiter
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The moon  in all of its possibly-water-containing glory.
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The moon, in all of its possibly-water-containing glory.
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The supermoon appearing behind trees in Toronto on Saturday night.  It was 221 802 miles (356 955 ki...
The supermoon appearing behind trees in Toronto on Saturday night. It was 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) away and appeared 14 percent larger and 16 percent brighter.
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 This image depicting the porosity of the lunar highland crust was derived using bulk density data f...
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"This image depicting the porosity of the lunar highland crust was derived using bulk density data from NASA's GRAIL mission and independent grain density measurements from NASA's Apollo moon mission samples as well as orbital remote-sensing data.
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Clouds covering a Full Moon.
Clouds covering a Full Moon.
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Moon holding ball in victory
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Moon holding ball in victory
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A view of a lunar eclipse
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A view of a lunar eclipse
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NOv 12 2011 Nova Scotia
NOv 12 2011 Nova Scotia
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Crescent Moon March 26  2012
Crescent Moon March 26, 2012
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