News tagged with lunar dust

Lunar rovers could be engulfed by dust

(Phys.org) —Space agencies around the world have plans to continue the exploration of the Moon in the next two decades, with ever more sophisticated robots paving the way for astronauts to walk on the lunar ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Leaping lunar dust

(Phys.org) —Electrically charged lunar dust near shadowed craters can get lofted above the surface and jump over the shadowed region, bouncing back and forth between sunlit areas on opposite sides, according ...

dateMar 18, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Apollo's lunar dust data being restored

Forty years after the last Apollo spacecraft launched, the science from those missions continues to shape our view of the moon. In one of the latest developments, readings from the Apollo 14 and 15 dust detectors ...

dateDec 06, 2012 in Space Exploration
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The moon is toxic

As our closest neighbor in space, a time-capsule of planetary evolution and the only world outside of Earth that humans have stepped foot on, the Moon is an obvious and ever-present location for future exploration ...

dateJul 11, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Lunar dust transport still a mystery

There are times when Moon appears to have a tenuous atmosphere of moving dust particles that are leaping up from and falling back to the Moon’s surface. First seen during the Surveyor and Apollo eras, ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Space Exploration
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