New type of 'space weathering' observed on asteroid Vesta
The surface of the giant asteroid Vesta is weathering in a way that appears to be completely different from any other asteroid yet visited, according to new data recorded by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This new ...
Solar wind particles likely source of water locked inside lunar soils
The most likely source of the water locked inside soils on the moon's surface is the constant stream of charged particles from the sun known as the solar wind, a University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues ...
LCROSS Impact Finds Water on the Moon
(PhysOrg.com) -- The argument that the moon is a dry, desolate place no longer holds water. Secrets the moon has been holding, for perhaps billions of years, are now being revealed to the delight of scientists ...
LRO spacecraft captures images of LADEE's impact crater
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission.
The Multiplying Mystery of Moonwater
Moonwater. Look it up. You won't find it. It's not in the dictionary.
Moon may harbour alien minerals, study says
Minerals found in craters on the Moon may be remnants of asteroids that slammed into it and not, as long believed, the satellite's innards exposed by such impacts, a study said Sunday.
Waiter, there's metal in my moon water
(PhysOrg.com) -- Bring a filter if you plan on drinking water from the moon. Water ice recently discovered in dust at the bottom of a crater near the moon's south pole is accompanied by metallic elements like ...
Engineered collision spills new Moon secrets (w/ Video)
Scientists led by Brown University are offering the first detailed explanation of the crater formed when a NASA rocket slammed into the Moon last fall and information about the composition of the lunar soil ...
Researchers suggest comet most likely cause of Chicxulub crater
Lunar pits could shelter astronauts, reveal details of how 'man in the moon' formed
While the moon's surface is battered by millions of craters, it also has over 200 holes – steep-walled pits that in some cases might lead to caves that future astronauts could explore and use for shelter, ...
Lunar Polar Craters May Be Electrified (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- As the solar wind flows over natural obstructions on the moon, it may charge polar lunar craters to hundreds of volts, according to new calculations by NASA’s Lunar Science Institute team.
What's so hard about counting craters? (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Providing a rare glimpse of the trade secrets of planetary scientists, the journal Icarus published a study this month that compared lunar crater counts by eight professionals with crowdsourced ...
Spectral analysis reveals Moon might have had water when it was formed
New NASA temperature maps provide 'whole new way of seeing the moon'
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's first-ever moon temperature-mapping effort has returned its first data.