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Several NASA spacecraft track energy through space

Scientists have provided the most comprehensive details yet of the journey energy from the sun takes as it hurtles around Earth's magnetosphere. Understanding the changes...

Team solves one of the moon’s mysteries

A mystery of the moon that imperiled astronauts and spacecraft on lunar missions has been solved by a Purdue University-led team of scientists as...

No volcanoes in Moon’s future

Contrary to Earth, our Moon has no active volcanoes, and the traces of its past volcanic activity date from billions of years ago. This...

LAMP sees water frost on dark side of the Moon

New maps produced by the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal features at the Moon's northern and southern poles in...

Mars Express close flybys of martian moon Phobos

Mars Express has returned images from the Phobos flyby of 9 January 2011. Mars Express passed Mars' largest moon at a distance of 100km. The HRSC-camera recorded images of Phobos on 9 January 2011 at a distance of 100 km with a resol...

UT researcher discovers water on moon originated from comets

Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, continue to chip away at the mysterious existence of water on the moon -- this time by discovering the origin of lunar water. Larry Taylor, a distinguished professor in the Department of Eart...

A total lunar eclipse and winter solstice coincide on Dec. 21

With frigid temperatures already blanketing much of the United States, the arrival of the winter solstice on December 21 may not be an occasion many people feel like celebrating. But a dazzling total lunar eclipse to start the day might just r...

NASA’s LRO creating unprecedented topographic map of moon

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is allowing researchers to create the most precise and complete map to date of the moon's complex, heavily cratered landscape. "This dataset is being used to make digital elevation and terrain maps that w...

How Iapetus got its ridge

For centuries, people wondered how the leopard got its spots. The consensus is pretty solid that evolution played a major role. But it's only been five years since the arrival of high-resolution Cassini Mission images of Saturn's bizarre moon I...

Spacecraft will enable scientists to study space environment around moon, Earth

Two spacecraft are now beginning to study the moon's environment as part of NASA's ARTEMIS mission, whose principal investigator is Vassilis Angelopoulos, a UCLA professor of Earth and space sciences. One of these satellites has been in the luna...

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