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Lunar Meteorite Helps Explain Water On The Moon

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A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University's Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, has discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a hot desert in northwest Africa.


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NASA: Commercial Partners Key to Sustainable Moon Presence

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As NASA shifts human exploration back to the Moon, U.S. commercial partnerships will be a key to expediting missions and building a sustainable presence on the lunar surface.

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The Moon Holds The Key To Improving Satellite Views Of Earth

The Moon Holds The Key To Improving Satellite Views Of Earth

Many Earth observation satellites make use of an added ingredient to ensure reliable, good quality environmental data: the Moon.


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Magma Ocean May Be Responsible For Moon's Early Magnetic Field

Magma Ocean May Be Responsible For Moon's Early Magnetic Field

Around four billion years ago, the Moon had a magnetic field that was about as strong as Earth's magnetic field is today.


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Tycho Crater As Seen From Lunar Orbit

Tycho Crater As Seen From Lunar Orbit

For scientists, parts of the Moon's Tycho crater remain a mystery.


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Aristarchus Plateau As Seen From Lunar Orbit

Aristarchus Plateau As Seen From Lunar Orbit

The Aristarchus plateau is an area of the Moon ripe for future exploration due to the diversity of its impact and volcanic materials.


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Orientale Basin As Seen From Lunar Orbit

Orientale Basin As Seen From Lunar Orbit

The Moon's Orientale basin is a massive lunar crater, about the size of Texas.


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New NASA 4K Tour Of The Moon

New NASA 4K Tour Of The Moon

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

Unraveling Ansel Adams's "Denali and Wonder Lake"

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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