News tagged with apollo 17

Is there an atmosphere on the Moon?

(Phys.org) —Until recently, most everyone accepted the conventional wisdom that the moon has virtually no atmosphere. Just as the discovery of water on the moon transformed our textbook knowledge of Earth's ...

Apr 16, 2013
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Remote sensing places nature at our fingertips

When the crew of Apollo 17 snapped the famous Blue Marble photo of Earth in 1972, they gave humanity its first truly global perspective on the planet we all call home. The image helped spark recognition of ...

Jan 30, 2012
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Model Helps Search for Moon Dust Fountains

(PhysOrg.com) -- In exploration, sometimes you find more than what you're looking for, including things that shouldn’t be there. As the Apollo 17 astronauts orbited over the night side of the moon, with ...

Jun 10, 2010
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Obama under fire over space plans

High-profile critics fear President Barack Obama's commercial overhaul of human spaceflight is going nowhere and could mark the end of half a century of US supremacy among the stars and planets.

Oct 03, 2011
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