News tagged with moon

Related topics:

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
shares14 comments 0

The moon occults Jupiter this weekend

So are you catching sight of the waxing crescent moon returning this week to the early PM sky? The start of lunation 1157 gives folks observing Ramadan here in Morocco a reason to celebrate, as it marks the end of dawn-to-dusk ...

dateJul 07, 2016 in Space Exploration
shares30 comments 0

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
shares28 comments 0

Image: Enceladus and its paper-thin crust

Of all the icy moons in the Solar System, Saturn's moon Enceladus is probably the 'hottest' when measured for its potential to host life. Despite its distance from Earth, it may also be the easiest to investigate.

dateJul 06, 2016 in Space Exploration
shares32 comments 0