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Tales of a Tilting Moon Hidden in Its Polar Ice

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SHifting lunar interior

The same face of the Moon has not always pointed towards the Earth.


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Lunar Ice Reveals Shift in The Moon's Tilt

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The Moon's Ancient Poles

New NASA-funded research provides evidence that the spin axis of Earth's moon shifted by about five degrees roughly three billion years ago.

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Video: Our Changing Moon

Video: Our Changing Moon Video in Story

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) is the focus of this episode of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's "What's New in Aerospace?" series.


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The Last Man on The Moon Wants You To Go Back

The Last Man on The Moon Wants You To Go Back

Nearly half a century ago we sent people on improbable voyages to another world - because we could.


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The Moon Forever Stamp

The Moon Forever Stamp

On February 22, 2016 the U.S. Postal Service will issue The Moon Forever International rate stamp.


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Video: How ESA is Preparing Astronauts for Missions to the Moon

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ESA's European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, trains and prepares astronauts for their missions into space.


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

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

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

Phase of the Moon affects Amount of 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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