Scientists Make Oxygen Out of Moon Rock
Researchers discover water on the moon is widespread, similar to Earth's
Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are once again turning what scientists thought they knew about the moon on its head.
Asteroid Attack 4 Billion Years Ago May Have Accelerated Life on Earth
(PhysOrg.com) -- The bombardment of Earth nearly 4 billion years ago by asteroids as large as Kansas would not have had the firepower to extinguish potential early life on the planet and may even have given ...
China's second lunar probe enters moon orbit: media
China's second lunar probe entered the moon's orbit on Saturday, eight days after the Long March 3C rocket carrying the Chang'e-2 blasted off from the launch centre, state media reported.
Japanese probe yields insights into Moon's inner life
Japanese astronomers on Sunday said they had found traces of a mineral that adds an important piece of knowledge to the puzzle of the Moon's geological past.
What drove the lunar dynamo? Moon's molten core was likely sustained by alternative power source
New evidence from an ancient lunar rock suggests that the moon once harbored a long-lived dynamo a molten, convecting core of liquid metal that generated a strong magnetic field 3.7 billion years ago. ...
Los Alamos science sleuth on the trail of a Martian mystery
(Phys.org) —When it comes to examining the surface of rocks on Mars with a high-powered laser, five is a magic number for Los Alamos National Laboratory postdoctoral researcher Nina Lanza.
Ancient rock's magnetic field shows that moon once had a dynamo in its core
(PhysOrg.com) -- The collection of rocks that the Apollo astronauts brought back from the moon carried with it a riddle that has puzzled scientists since the early 1970s: What produced the magnetization found ...
China launches second lunar probe (Update 2)
China on Friday celebrated 61 years of communist rule with the launch of its second lunar probe -- the next step in its ambitious programme to become the second country to put a man on the moon.
Curtin geologists make a 'shocking' discovery
Research led by Curtin University geologists has uncovered a wealth of new evidence in the mineral zircon from lunar rock samples recovered during NASAs Apollo missions, revealing indisputable proof ...
Biggest, Deepest Crater Exposes Hidden, Ancient Moon
(PhysOrg.com) -- Shortly after the Moon formed, an asteroid smacked into its southern hemisphere and gouged out a truly enormous crater, the South Pole-Aitken basin, almost 1,500 miles across and more than ...
Twin probes to circle moon to study gravity field
The moon has come a long way since Galileo first peered at it through a telescope. Unmanned probes have circled around it and landed on its surface. Twelve American astronauts have walked on it. And lunar ...
China says manned space station possible around 2020
China said Wednesday that it planned to complete a manned space station around 2020, as the Asian nation pushes ahead with its ambitious space exploration programme.
Ancient lunar dynamo may explain magnetized moon rocks
The presence of magnetized rocks on the surface of the moon, which has no global magnetic field, has been a mystery since the days of the Apollo program. Now a team of scientists has proposed a novel mechanism ...