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Slushy Magma Ocean Led To The Formation Of The Moon's Crust

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

Scientists have shown how the freezing of a 'slushy' ocean of magma may be responsible for the composition of the Moon's crust.


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Chang'E-5 Lander Makes First Onsite Detection Of Water On The Moon

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A joint research team led by Profs. LIN Yangting and LIN Honglei from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGGCAS) observed water signals in reflectance spectral data from the lunar surface acquired by the Chang'E-5 lander, providing the first evidence of in-situ detection of water on the Moon.

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How Scientists Designed The Orbit Of The Chang'E 5 Mission

How Scientists Designed The Orbit Of The Chang'E 5 Mission

In the early morning of November 24, 2020, the Chang'E 5 lunar probe was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center and successfully executed a 23-day journey of lunar sample return (LSR) mission.


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Production Of Electricity On The Moon Is In The Hands Of Estonians

Production Of Electricity On The Moon Is In The Hands Of Estonians

Katriin Kristmann, a doctoral student in chemical and materials science at TalTech (Tallinn University of Technology), began research aimed at developing technology for the production of monograin layer solar cells on the Moon.


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Advanced Analysis Of An Apollo Sample Illuminates The Moon's Evolution

Advanced Analysis Of An Apollo Sample Illuminates The Moon's Evolution

Sophisticated analysis of a rock sample taken from the Moon during the Apollo 17 mission revealed new information about the complex cooling and evolutionary history of the Moon.


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New Study Explores Lunar Pits And Caves

New Study Explores Lunar Pits And Caves

The moon may be a mostly uniform expanse of gray, but if you look closely, you can still find a few nooks and crannies in its surface, from deep trenches to pits and maybe even caves.


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Singapore's First 3D-Printed Artefact To Be Launched To The Moon

Singapore's First 3D-Printed Artefact To Be Launched To The Moon

The Moon Gallery Foundation is developing an art gallery to be sent to the Moon, contributing to the establishment of the first lunar outpost and permanent museum on Earth's only natural satellite.


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Decadal White Paper: Accelerating Martian and Lunar Science through SpaceX Starship Missions

Decadal White Paper: Accelerating Martian and Lunar Science through SpaceX Starship Missions

SpaceX is developing the Starship vehicle for both human and robotic flights to the surface of the Moon and Mars.


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Carbon Dioxide Cold Traps On The Moon Are Confirmed For The First Time

Carbon Dioxide Cold Traps On The Moon Are Confirmed For The First Time

After decades of uncertainty, researchers have confirmed the existence of lunar carbon dioxide cold traps that could potentially contain solid carbon dioxide.


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Lunar-Like Material Found on the Earth Quasi-Satellite (469219) Kamo`oalewa

Lunar-Like Material Found on the Earth Quasi-Satellite (469219) Kamo`oalewa

A recent study offers new details about the physical properties and possible origins of (469219) Kamo`oalewa, a quasi-satellite that orbits the Sun but remains relatively close to the Earth.


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Late Bombardment Of The Moon Revealed

Late Bombardment Of The Moon Revealed

The lunar surface is covered by numerous craters that date back to the impacts of asteroids.


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China's Chang'E 5 Lunar Samples Reveal New Information About The Moon

China's Chang'E 5 Lunar Samples Reveal New Information About The Moon

The Moon's largest sea may have been even stormier than its name implies, according to the first new lunar samples since the then-Soviet Union's Luna mission in 1976.


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NASA Challenges Students to Design Moon-Digging Robots

NASA Challenges Students to Design Moon-Digging Robots

NASA seeks young engineers to help design a new robot concept for an excavation mission on the Moon.


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NASA, Australia Sign Agreement to Add Rover to Future Moon Mission

NASA, Australia Sign Agreement to Add Rover to Future Moon Mission

International and commercial partnerships are a critical component of NASA's long-term plans on and around the Moon under the Artemis program.


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LunaSAR: An Astronaut's Lunar Lifeline

LunaSAR: An Astronaut's Lunar Lifeline

With the Artemis program, NASA will establish a sustained presence on the Moon, opening more of the lunar surface to exploration than ever before.


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LunaNet: Empowering Artemis with Communications and Navigation Interoperability

LunaNet: Empowering Artemis with Communications and Navigation Interoperability

With Artemis, NASA will establish a long-term presence at the Moon, opening more of the lunar surface to exploration than ever before.



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