NASA missions let scientists see moon's dancing tide from orbit
(Phys.org) —Scientists combined observations from two NASA missions to check out the moon's lopsided shape and how it changes under Earth's sway – a response not seen from orbit before.
China's Jade Rabbit moon rover 'alive but struggling'
China's troubled Jade Rabbit moon rover is still alive after more than five months on the moon but is heading for an icy death, state media reported on Wednesday.
Want to measure the distance to the Moon yourself? Now you can!
Astronomy is a discipline pursued at a distance. And yet, actually measuring that last word—distance—can be incredibly tricky, even if we set our sights as nearby as the Moon.
NASA suggests humans could be on Mars by 2035
(Phys.org) —At the European Lunar Symposium held at the Museum earlier this month, NASA officials revealed that the Moon could be used as a practice ground for sending humans to Mars within 20 years.
Lunar rock samples reveal variations in water concentrations
Potential weekend meteor shower will also affect the moon
If the hoped-for meteor blast materializes this Friday night / Saturday morning (May 23-24) Earth won't be the only world getting peppered with debris strewn by comet 209P/LINEAR. The moon will zoom through ...
Understanding the planets through volcanoes
Billions of years ago, volcanoes sent material from inside planetary bodies to the surface. Subsequent impacts have covered those original deposits. Jennifer Whitten, who receives her Ph.D. in geological ...
Digging deep in search of water on the moon
One of the main aims of the Apollo missions of the 1960s was to determine whether the moon had any water on it. If man were to build a colony on the moon, having water present would make living there easier.
The beautiful new jellyfish identified in the Gulf of Venice
A bloom of new jellyfish started appearing in the Gulf of Venice last autumn. They were first detected by a fisherman from Chioggia in north-east Italy when hundreds of the beautiful yellow species filled ...
New exomoon hunting technique could find solar system-like moons
Among the most sought-after prizes in astronomy these days are "exomoons," or moons orbiting exoplanets. Although astronomers have detected more than a thousand exoplanets, any exomoons they might harbor ...
Ship of dreams: First mission to Europa in more than a generation designed
It all began on a clear night in 1610 AD. Galileo Galilei caught glimpses of four bodies that would later bear his name—the Galilean Moons. Because Jupiter's largest satellites were so bright, Galileo called ...
Image: Phobos occults
Mars' moon Phobos has already been extensively observed – this image is just one example, taken in 2009 – so its occultation of Mars Express on 28 April 2014 is not expected to yield dramatic discoveries.
Partial solar eclipse at sunset around Australia
There will be a partial solar eclipse visible around sunset in Australia Tuesday 29 April. As much as two-thirds of the Sun will be blocked by the Moon dependent on location as northern parts of Australia ...
LADEE sees zodiacal light before crashing into moon, but Apollo mystery remains
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) literally 'saw the light' just days before crashing into the lunar farside last Thursday April 17. Skimming just a few kilometers above the ...