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New NASA 4K Tour Of The Moon

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Take a virtual tour of the Moon in all-new 4K resolution, thanks to data provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.


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Unraveling Ansel Adams's "Denali and Wonder Lake"

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Legendary photographer Ansel Adams created many stunning black-and-white landscape images during his lifetime, and one of his most striking masterpieces is Denali and Wonder Lake (formerly known as Mount McKinley and Wonder Lake).

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Studying At Lunar Landing Site At South Pole-Aitken Basin

Studying At Lunar Landing Site At South Pole-Aitken Basin

The study, by planetary scientists from Brown University, maps the mineralogy of the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin, a gash in the lunar surface with a diameter of approximately 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles).


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The Moon's Water May be Widespread and Immobile

The Moon's Water May be Widespread and Immobile

A new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon's water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.


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OSIRIS-REx Captures New Earth-Moon Image

OSIRIS-REx Captures New Earth-Moon Image

As part of an engineering test, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured this image of the Earth and Moon using its NavCam1 imager on January 17 from a distance of 39.5 million miles (63.6 million km).


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Fossilized Feature Records Moon's Slow Retreat From Frozen Earth

Fossilized Feature Records Moon's Slow Retreat From Frozen Earth

A study led by CU Boulder researchers provides new insight into the Moon's excessive equatorial bulge, a feature that solidified in place over four billion years ago as the Moon gradually distanced itself from the Earth.


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Moon Crater Named After Former NASA Chief Exploration Scientist Michael Wargo

Moon Crater Named After Former NASA Chief Exploration Scientist Michael Wargo

NASA's former chief exploration scientist, Michael Wargo, has been posthumously honored with the distinction of having a lunar crater named after him.


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The Sunlit Rim Of Shackleton Crater

The Sunlit Rim Of Shackleton Crater

A spectacular oblique view of the rim of Shackleton crater near the south pole of the Moon, 89.66°S, 129.20°E.


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What Can Be Learned About the Moon During The Eclipse

What Can Be Learned About the Moon During The Eclipse

Three lunar events will come together in an unusual overlap that's being playfully called a super blue blood moon.


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Rates of Great Earthquakes Not Affected by Moon Phases or Day of Year

Rates of Great Earthquakes Not Affected by Moon Phases or Day of Year

There is an enduring myth that large earthquakes tend to happen during certain phases of the Moon or at certain times during the year. But a new analysis published in Seismological Research Letters confirms that this bit of earthquake lore is incorrect.


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Possible Lava Tube Skylights Discovered Near the North Pole of the Moon

Possible Lava Tube Skylights Discovered Near the North Pole of the Moon

The SETI Institute and the Mars Institute announced today the discovery of small pits in a large crater near the North Pole of the Moon, which may be entrances to an underground network of lava tubes.


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Successful First International Moon Village Workshop at ISU

Successful First International Moon Village Workshop at ISU

This week, more than 150 experts, engineers, educators and students from around the world gathered in Strasbourg, France to participate in the first International Moon Village Workshop.


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Moon's Crust Underwent Resurfacing After Forming From Magma Ocean

Moon's Crust Underwent Resurfacing After Forming From Magma Ocean

The Earth's Moon had a rough start in life. Formed from a chunk of the Earth that was lopped off during a planetary collision, it spent its early years covered by a roiling global ocean of molten magma before cooling and forming the serene surface we know today.


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Ancient Asteroid Impact Exposed The Moon's Interior

Ancient Asteroid Impact Exposed The Moon's Interior

Scientists have long assumed that all the planets in our solar system look the same beneath the surface, but a study published in Geology on Oct. 4 tells a different story.


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The Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

The Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

A new study shows that an atmosphere was produced around the ancient Moon, 3 to 4 billion years ago, when intense volcanic eruptions spewed gases above the surface faster than they could escape to space.


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First Global Map of Water in the Moon's Soil

First Global Map of Water in the Moon's Soil

A new study maps the trace concentrations of water implanted in the lunar soil by the solar wind, a water source that could be used as resource in future lunar exploration.



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