News tagged with lunar surface

Related topics:

Smart mapping at the Moon's North pole

(Phys.org) —ESA's SMART-1 mission to the Moon – the first ESA spacecraft to travel to and orbit the Moon – was launched 10 years ago, on 27 September 2003, on an Ariane 5 from Europe's spaceport in ...

Oct 01, 2013
5 / 5 (1) 0

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 ...

Jul 03, 2013
4.3 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

Bright explosion on the Moon

For the past 8 years, NASA astronomers have been monitoring the Moon for signs of explosions caused by meteoroids hitting the lunar surface. "Lunar meteor showers" have turned out to be more common than anyone ...

May 17, 2013
4.9 / 5 (14) 17 | with audio podcast

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
4.4 / 5 (10) 1 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Mar 18, 2013
5 / 5 (6) 2 | with audio podcast