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This LRO image shows areas of potential frost on the moon's surface. (Photo Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio)

NASA spotted hopping liquid water on Moon’s surface

Earth’s Moon was once assumed to be a dry and dusty place, but over time that image has changed. But the Moon isn't nearly...
Research using data from NASA's ARTEMIS mission suggests that lunar swirls, like the Reiner Gamma lunar swirl imaged here by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, could be the result of solar wind interactions with the Moon's isolated pockets of magnetic field. Credits: NASA LRO WAC science team

NASA mission reveals origins of Moon’s ‘Sunburn’

What happens when the Sun’s radiation hits our rocky moon, where there is no magnetic field to protect it. Scientists used NASA's ARTEMIS mission and...
Waxing gibbous Moon at 11 days old. Credit: Ernie Wright / NASA

Moon could be a chemical factory for water

Using a computer program, NASA scientists have recreated a chemical procedure through which elements for water could be made on the surface of the...
Apollo 14 Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. assembles equipment on the lunar surface in Feburary 1971. Credit: NASA

Earth’s oldest rock found on the Moon

Scientists may have just found the oldest intact Earth rock—on the moon. Scientists have discovered the rock decades ago by the Apollo 14 crew. The Apollo...
A meteorite hit the moon during total lunar eclipse

A meteorite hit the moon during total lunar eclipse

Observers of recent's lunar eclipse were blessed with a bonus surprise- a meteorite impact. The alleged "super wolf blood moon" was anxiously viewed by a...
Ice spikes – aka penitentes – on the Upper Rio Blanco in the Central Andes of Argentina. Similar ice spikes could exist on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, at its equatorial latitudes.

Jupiter’s moon Europa may have large pointed spikes of ice on its surface

A team of researchers from Cardiff University has predicted Penitentes, large pointed spikes of ice, which is known on Earth and Pluto might be...
Radio waves from our galaxy, the Milky Way, reflecting off the surface of the Moon and observed by the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope located in outback Western Australia. Credit: Dr Ben McKinley, Curtin University/ICRAR/ASTRO 3D. Moon image courtesy of NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University.

Moon helps reveal secrets of the Universe

A team of astronomers led by Dr Benjamin McKinley at Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and the...
The image shows the distribution of surface ice at the Moon’s south pole (left) and north pole (right), detected by NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument. Blue represents the ice locations, plotted over an image of the lunar surface, where the gray scale corresponds to surface temperature (darker representing colder areas and lighter shades indicating warmer zones). The ice is concentrated at the darkest and coldest locations, in the shadows of craters. This is the first time scientists have directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the Moon’s surface

Nasa scientists observed evidence of water ice on the Moon’s surface

NASA scientists using the data from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument and identifies three specific signatures on the Moon. These signatures clearly suggest...
Harvard grad student Simon Lock is the lead author of a study that theorizes that the moon emerged from a massive, doughnut-shaped cloud of vaporized rock called a synestia. Image by Sarah Stewart

A new view of the moon

Research led by a graduate student in Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences challenges mainstream thought by suggesting that the emerged from a...