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Image: Meandering moon feature

This strangely meandering channel, carved on the Moon, is one of the most famous features on our nearest celestial neighbour. It shot to fame in July 1971 when the two astronauts of Apollo 15 drove their lunar rover to its ...

dateJul 25, 2016 in Space Exploration
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A dash of water on the lunar rocks

Ever since Apollo astronauts walked the lunar surface in 1969 and brought rocks back for laboratory analysis, it has been clear that lunar rocks are missing chemical components that boil off at relatively low temperature, ...

dateJul 07, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Water on the moon?

Prior to the Apollo missions to the moon, scientists speculated that volatiles - including water - may have accumulated in permanently shaded regions at the poles. Then the Apollo era brought the return of lunar samples, ...

dateMay 30, 2016 in Space Exploration
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