Scientists Make Oxygen Out of Moon Rock
Moon's molten, churning core likely once generated a dynamo
When the Apollo astronauts returned to Earth, they brought with them some souvenirs: rocks, pebbles, and dust from the moon's surface. These lunar samples have since been analyzed for clues to the moon's ...
The Moon may have formed in a nuclear explosion
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.
New study proves Moon was created in massive planetary collision
(Phys.org)—It's a big claim, but Washington University in St. Louis planetary scientist Frédéric Moynier says his group has discovered evidence that the Moon was born in a flaming blaze of glory when ...
Senator says NASA to lasso asteroid, bring it closer (Update)
NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore, a top U.S. senator disclosed Friday.
New Moon Rock Is Fit for a King
(PhysOrg.com) -- People don't discover a new type of moon rock every day, so consider the odds of finding one rich in a mineral that England's King Henry V wore on his battle helmet. And then imagine spotting, ...
Big asteroid swinging by Earth has its own moon
Astronomers getting their first close-up glimpse of a giant asteroid about to whiz by Earth found a surprise bonus rock. A smaller moon asteroid is circling the larger space rock, an unusual but not unheard ...
Lunar discovery: Two new moon rock types
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. ...
Super-Earth unlikely able to transfer life to other planets
While scientists believe conditions suitable for life might exist on the so-called "super-Earth" in the Gliese 581 system, it's unlikely to be transferred to other planets within that solar system.
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 ...
NASA: Flash reports consistent with single meteor
(AP)—Reports of a flash of light that streaked across the sky over the U.S. East Coast appeared to be a "single meteor event," the U.S. space agency said. Residents from New York City to Washington and ...
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.