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Huge Lava Tubes Could Exist on the Moon

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Lunar Lave Tube

Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a theoretical study presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Tuesday (March 17).


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New Lunar Crater Named After Amelia Earhart

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Crater Amelia Earhart

The discovery of a massive, 124-mile-wide crater on the moon was announced at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Monday (March 16).

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Extent of Moon's Giant Volcanic Eruption Revealed

Extent of Moon's Giant Volcanic Eruption Revealed

Scientists have produced a new map of the Moon's most unusual volcano showing that its explosive eruption spread debris over an area much greater than previously thought.


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Lunar Hydrogen More Abundant on Moon's Pole-Facing Slopes

Lunar Hydrogen More Abundant on Moon's Pole-Facing Slopes

Space travel is difficult and expensive it would cost thousands of dollars to launch a bottle of water to the moon.


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Video: The Moon - A View From The Other Side

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A number of people who've seen NASA's annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can't be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data.


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Moonrise From Orbit

Moonrise From Orbit

@NASA_Astronauts "As far as you can see over the horizon. #Moonrising" #AstroButch


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Video: Destination Moon - The European Space Agency Vision

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This 8-minute film gives an overview of the past, present, and future of Moon exploration, from the Lunar cataclysm to European Space Agency's vision of what Lunar exploration could be.


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Full Moon Viewed From The Space Station

Full Moon Viewed From The Space Station

This image shows a full moon as viewed from the International Space Station (ISS) on 3 January 2015.


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3-D Printing a Moonbase

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Could astronauts one day be printing rather than building a base on the Moon? In 2013 ESA, working with industrial partners, proved that 3D printing using lunar material was feasible in principle.


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LRO Captures Images of LADEE's Impact Crater

LRO Captures Images of LADEE's Impact Crater

NASA'S Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission.


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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Finds Widespread Evidence of Young Lunar Volcanism

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Finds Widespread Evidence of Young Lunar Volcanism

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the moon's volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago.


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Lunar Topography

Lunar Topography

Topography of Earth's moon generated from data collected by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter, aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, with the gravity anomalies bordering the Procellarum region superimposed in blue.


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GRAIL Mission Points to Origin of the Ocean of Storms on the Moon

GRAIL Mission Points to Origin of the Ocean of Storms on the Moon

Using data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), mission scientists have solved a lunar mystery almost as old as the moon itself.


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Looking at the Moon's North Pole

Looking at the Moon's North Pole

The greyscale pattern of dark and light blotches on the Moon is a familiar sight to stargazers. However, there are regions that remained relatively mysterious to us until surprisingly recently - most notably the Moon's polar regions, which astronomers have dubbed 'Luna Incognita', or 'the unknown Moon'.


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Asteroid 2014 OL339: Yet Another Earth Quasi-satellite

Asteroid 2014 OL339: Yet Another Earth Quasi-satellite

Our planet has one permanently bound satellite -the Moon-, a likely large number of mini-moons or transient irregular natural satellites, and three temporary natural retrograde satellites or quasi-satellites.


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Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout - Inspiring Generations with SpaceIL

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CosmoQuest hosted a Google Hangout with Google Lunar XPRIZE team from Israel SpaceIL. Learn how they've risen to become a major Moon effort, their plans, and how they remain dedicated to inspiring people to get involved with STEM and space.



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