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NASA Scientist Leading Team to Combat Lunar Dust

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Apollo 17

Dust can be a nuisance -- on Earth and the Moon. Astronauts exploring the Moon's South Pole will need a way to help keep pesky lunar dust out of hard to reach places.


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Meteoroid Strikes Eject Water From The Moon

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Lunar meteorite Impact

Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with a short-lived water vapor.

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Moon's South Pole Is Among NASA's Landing Sites

Moon's South Pole Is Among NASA's Landing Sites

NASA is working right now to send American astronauts to the surface of the Moon in five years, and the agency has its sights set on a place no humans have ever gone before: the lunar South Pole.


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Lunar Water Molecules Hop as Surface Temperature Increases

Lunar Water Molecules Hop as Surface Temperature Increases

Small amounts of water are attached to lunar grains on the dayside of the Moon and migrate around depending on surface temperature, as reported in a new paper by Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist Amanda Hendrix.


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Understanding Lunar Swirls

Understanding Lunar Swirls

Every object, planet or person traveling through space has to contend with the Sun's damaging radiation -- and the Moon has the scars to prove it.


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NASA Selects Experiments for Possible Lunar Flights in 2019

NASA Selects Experiments for Possible Lunar Flights in 2019

NASA has selected 12 science and technology demonstration payloads to fly to the Moon as early as the end of this year, dependent upon the availability of commercial landers.


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NASA is Aboard Israel's Beresheet Moon Lander

NASA is Aboard Israel's Beresheet Moon Lander

An Israeli spacecraft from SpaceIL was launched Thursday, Feb. 21 and is aiming to touch down on Mare Serenitatis two months later.


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Ingredients For Water Could Be Made On The Moon's Surface Naturally

Ingredients For Water Could Be Made On The Moon's Surface Naturally

When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or nearly 1 million miles per hour), they enrich the Moon's surface in ingredients that could make water, NASA scientists have found.


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Chang'e 4 Lander: A Closer Look

Chang'e 4 Lander: A Closer Look

Just after midnight (UTC) on February 1, 2019, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) passed nearly overhead the Chang'e 4 landing site.


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IAU Names Landing Site of Chinese Chang'e-4 Probe on Far Side of Moon

IAU Names Landing Site of Chinese Chang'e-4 Probe on Far Side of Moon

Five sites on the far side of the Moon now have official names, including Chang'e-4's landing site. The names have significance in Chinese culture, reflecting the background of the probe's team.


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How Open Is NASA's Open Lunar Architecture?

How Open Is NASA's Open Lunar Architecture?

NASA held a media briefing session today at NASA HQ. The purpose of the briefing was to talk about the various lunar activities NASA is engaged in.


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LRO Finds Chang'e 4 On The Lunar Surface

LRO Finds Chang'e 4 On The Lunar Surface

On 3 January 2019 the Chinese spacecraft Chang'e 4 safely landed on the floor of Von Kármán crater (186 kilometer diameter, 116 miles).


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Earth's Oldest Rock Found on the Moon?

Earth's Oldest Rock Found on the Moon?

Scientists discover what may be Earth's oldest rock in a lunar sample returned by the Apollo 14 astronauts.


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What the Moon's Craters Reveal About the Earth's History

What the Moon's Craters Reveal About the Earth's History

Most scientists believe the rate at which the moon and Earth have been bombarded by meteorites has remained constant for the past two to three billion years.


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Many Large Lunar Craters Are Less Than One Billion Years Old

Many Large Lunar Craters Are Less Than One Billion Years Old

Using images and thermal data collected by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Southwest Research Institute scientists and their collaborators have calculated the ages of large lunar craters across the Moon to be less than 1 billion years.


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Chang'e-4 Lunar Panorama Released

Chang'e-4 Lunar Panorama Released

A panorama taken by the Chang'e-4 lander of itself, the Yutu-2 rover, and the surrounding lunar terrain on the far side of the Moon has been released.



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