News tagged with apollo 17

Is there an atmosphere on the Moon?

( —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 nearest celestial ...

dateApr 16, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Model Helps Search for Moon Dust Fountains

( -- 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 the sun just beneath ...

dateJun 10, 2010 in Space Exploration
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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 Earth as having ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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