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Moon Zoo Citizen Science Project: Preliminary Apollo 17 Landing Site Results

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Apollo 17 Landing Site

Moon Zoo is a citizen science project that utilises internet crowd-sourcing techniques.


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Phase of the Moon affects Amount of Rainfall

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Moon Phase and Rainfall

When the moon is high in the sky, it creates bulges in the planet's atmosphere that creates imperceptible changes in the amount of rain that falls below.

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The Moon Was Produced by a Head-on Collision

The Moon Was Produced by a Head-on Collision

The Moon was formed by a violent, head-on collision between the early Earth and a "planetary embryo" called Theia approximately 100 million years after the Earth formed, UCLA geochemists and colleagues report.


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Chinese Lunar Rover: First New Ground Truth in 40 years

Chinese Lunar Rover: First New Ground Truth in 40 years

In 2013, Chang'e-3, an unmanned lunar mission, touched down on the northern part of the Imbrium basin, one of the most prominent of the lava-filled impact basins visible from Earth.


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The Moon As Seen From The International Space Station

The Moon As Seen From The International Space Station

This image of the lunar landscape was taken by a crewmember aboard the International Space Station on Oct. 25, 2015


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Approaching the Moon As Seen By Apollo 12

Approaching the Moon As Seen By Apollo 12

Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 55/EE - Orbital, Trans-Earth Coast


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Study Questions Dates for Cataclysms on Early Moon and Earth

Study Questions Dates for Cataclysms on Early Moon and Earth

Phenomenally durable crystals called zircons are used to date some of the earliest and most dramatic cataclysms of the solar system.


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Mound Near Lunar South Pole Formed by Unique Volcanic Process

Mound Near Lunar South Pole Formed by Unique Volcanic Process

A giant mound near the Moon's south pole appears to be a volcanic structure unlike any other found on the lunar surface, according to new research.


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A Detour to the Moon Is the Best Route to Mars

A Detour to the Moon Is the Best Route to Mars

Launching humans to Mars may not require a full tank of gas: A new MIT study suggests that a Martian mission may lighten its launch load considerably by refueling on the Moon.


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China's Lunar Telescope: Alive and Well

China's Lunar Telescope: Alive and Well

Among the instruments operating for the past two years aboard China's Chang'e 3 lunar lander is a UV telescope. This report documents the first 18 months of operations.


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Looking Down At The Moon's North Pole

Looking Down At The Moon's North Pole

The pockmarked landscape captured in this image from ESA's SMART-1 mission is the surface of our Moon. Some of the many craters scattered across the lunar surface are clearly visible, records of the many impacts that have plagued it.


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NASA Lays the Groundwork for Homesteading in Space

NASA Lays the Groundwork for Homesteading in Space

When moving from one city to another, people rarely bring their house with them -- they just rent, buy or build a new one. Astronauts don't have the luxury of a realtor on other planets, or even a hardware store in space.


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Watch the Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Watch the Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight Video in Story

Tonight's evening sky presents a rare total lunar eclipse that will also be a supermoon. It's an event that won't happen again until 2033 and last happened in 1982. If the sky is clear for you, it's an opportunity not to be missed.


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ScienceCasts: Total Eclipse of the Harvest Moon This Sunday

ScienceCasts: Total Eclipse of the Harvest Moon This Sunday Video in Story

This Sunday, Sep. 27th, the super Harvest Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, producing a lovely amber total lunar eclipse.


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LRO Discovered Earth's Pull is

LRO Discovered Earth's Pull is "Massaging" our Moon

Earth's gravity has influenced the orientation of thousands of faults that form in the lunar surface as the moon shrinks, according to new results from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.


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The Moon's Crust Is As Fractured As It Can Be

The Moon's Crust Is As Fractured As It Can Be

Scientists believe that about 4 billion years ago, during a period called the Late Heavy Bombardment, the moon took a severe beating, as an army of asteroids pelted its surface, carving out craters and opening deep fissures in its crust.



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