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Space Exploration Jul 10, 2019

Footprints on the Moon and cemeteries on Mars: Interview with space archaeologist Alice Gorman

There is a lot of documentation about what's been left on the moon—but it's amazing how much we don't know.

Space Exploration Jul 08, 2019

Before moon landing, astronauts learned geology in Arizona (Update)

Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater that is the most well-preserved on Earth.

Space Exploration Jun 26, 2019

NASA opening moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions (Update)

Inside a locked vault at Johnson Space Center is treasure few have seen and fewer have touched.

Space Exploration Jul 10, 2019

Modeling early meteorite impacts on the moon

As our solar system was forming nearly four and a half billion years ago, a planet-sized object struck the early Earth, leading to the formation of the moon, possibly from a hot, spinning cloud of rock vapor called a synestia. ...

Engineering Jul 11, 2019

What will it take to live on the moon?

With NASA planning to revisit the lunar surface by 2024 and send multiple expeditions by 2028, Rutgers University's Haym Benaroya is optimistic that people will someday live on the moon.

Space Exploration Jul 02, 2019

Centuries of Moon depictions on display in New York

Some 400 years of depictions of the Moon, particularly via photography, are going on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.

Space Exploration Jul 02, 2019

An infrared close up of the moon

A first-of-its-kind camera developed in partnership between CU Boulder and Ball Aerospace will soon be landing on the moon.

Space Exploration Jun 28, 2019

NASA to land first woman on the moon. 'It would be out of this world.'

From 1969 to 1972, six NASA missions named for the Greek god Apollo successfully landed 12 men on the surface of the moon; Neil, "Buzz," two men named Alan, two men named Charles, Edgar, David, James, John, Jack and Eugene.

Space Exploration Jul 12, 2019

India prepares to land rover on moon in global space race

India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world's spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at landing a rover near the unexplored south ...

Astronomy Jul 12, 2019

Ploonets: Exiled moons may explain astronomical mysteries

Moons ejected from orbits around gas giant exoplanets could explain several astronomical mysteries, an international team of astronomers suggests.

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