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Research May Solve Lunar Fire Fountain Mystery

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Glass bead

Tiny beads of volcanic glass found on the lunar surface during the Apollo missions are a sign that fire fountain eruptions took place on the Moon's surface.


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Neon Found in the Moon's Atmosphere

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LADEE

The moon's thin atmosphere contains neon, a gas commonly used in electric signs on Earth because of its intense glow.

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NASA - Lunar IceCube to Take on Big Mission From Small Package

NASA - Lunar IceCube to Take on Big Mission From Small Package

In what scientists say signals a paradigm shift in interplanetary science, NASA has selected a shoebox-size mission to search for water ice and other resources from above the surface of the moon.


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Blue Moon Over Washington

Blue Moon Over Washington

A second full moon for the month of July is seen next to the dome of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, July 31, 2015 in Washington.


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ScienceCasts: Summer Blue Moon

ScienceCasts: Summer Blue Moon Video in Story

The second full Moon of July is just around the corner. According to modern folklore, it is a "Blue Moon."


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The Moon Is Engulfed In A Lopsided Dust Cloud

The Moon Is Engulfed In A Lopsided Dust Cloud

The moon is engulfed in a permanent but lopsided dust cloud that increases in density when annual events like the Geminids spew shooting stars, according to a new study led by University of Colorado Boulder.


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Crashing Comets May Explain Mysterious Lunar Swirls

Crashing Comets May Explain Mysterious Lunar Swirls

Brown University researchers have produced new evidence that lunar swirls wispy bright regions scattered on the Moon's surface were created by several comet collisions over the last 100 million years.


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LRO Moves Closer to the Lunar Surface

LRO Moves Closer to the Lunar Surface

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has completed a maneuver that lowered the spacecraft's orbit to within 20 kilometers (12 miles) above areas near the lunar South Pole, the closest the spacecraft has ever been to the lunar surface.


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3D Printed Lunar Building Block

3D Printed Lunar Building Block

This building block of a future Moon base, 3D-printed from simulated lunar material, is now on show at the Hypervital exhibition, part of the International Design Biennale in Saint-Etienne, France.


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A New View of the Moon's Formation

A New View of the Moon's Formation

A crucial difference in the "fingerprints" of Earth and the moon confirms an explosive, interconnected past


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The Shortest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

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On Saturday morning, April 4, 2015 not long before sunrise, the bright full moon over North America turned a lovely shade of celestial red during a total lunar eclipse.


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Huge Lava Tubes Could Exist on the Moon

Huge Lava Tubes Could Exist on the Moon

Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a theoretical study presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Tuesday (March 17).


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New Lunar Crater Named After Amelia Earhart

New Lunar Crater Named After Amelia Earhart

The discovery of a massive, 124-mile-wide crater on the moon was announced at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Monday (March 16).


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Extent of Moon's Giant Volcanic Eruption Revealed

Extent of Moon's Giant Volcanic Eruption Revealed

Scientists have produced a new map of the Moon's most unusual volcano showing that its explosive eruption spread debris over an area much greater than previously thought.


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Lunar Hydrogen More Abundant on Moon's Pole-Facing Slopes

Lunar Hydrogen More Abundant on Moon's Pole-Facing Slopes

Space travel is difficult and expensive it would cost thousands of dollars to launch a bottle of water to the moon.


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Video: The Moon - A View From The Other Side

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A number of people who've seen NASA's annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can't be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data.



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