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These images show the steadily improving view of the Moon’s gamma-ray glow from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Each 5-by-5-degree image is centered on the Moon and shows gamma rays with energies above 31 million electron volts, or tens of millions of times that of visible light. At these energies, the Moon is actually brighter than the Sun. Brighter colors indicate greater numbers of gamma rays. This image sequence shows how longer exposure, ranging from two to 128 months (10.7 years), improved the view. Credits: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration

Moon glows brighter than sun in images from NASA’s Fermi

Nothing can beat the brightness of Sun, but in a set of new images captured by NASA's Fermi space telescope, the moon seems to...
The Moon. / Image Credit: Pixabay

New study determined the Moon is much older than previously believed

The moon is a very old soul. Now, the new analysis of lunar rocks brought to Earth by Apollo astronauts determined that the Moon...
Peaks within the moon's Tycho Crater. (Credit: NASA Goddard/Arizona State University)

An infrared close up of the moon

NASA has selected the first-of-its-kind camera called the Lunar Compact Infrared Imaging System (L-CIRiS) for payload integration and operations, launching from Earth and landing...
The rising Earth from the perspective of the moon © NASA Goddard

Moon formation brought water to the Earth

Earth is the only terrestrial planet with a large amount of water and a relatively large moon, which stabilizes the Earth's axis. Earth grew...
This is a view of the Taurus-Littrow valley taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. The valley was explored in 1972 by the Apollo 17 mission astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt. They had to zig-zag their lunar rover up and over the cliff face of the Lee-Lincoln fault scarp that cuts across this valley. Credits: [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

Shrinking moon may be causing moonquakes

NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter recently spotted wrinkles and quakes on the moon, suggesting that our moon is slowly shrinking over time. The moon is getting...
These three views of the Martian moon Phobos were taken by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter using its infrared camera, THEMIS. Each color represents a different temperature range. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/SSI

Martian full moon looks like candy

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter, for the first time, has captured the Martian moon Phobos during a full moon phase. The image is a kind...
How was the moon formed? Mystery solved

How was the moon formed? Mystery solved

Although planets surround stars in the galaxy, how they form remains a subject of debate. Despite the wealth of worlds in our own solar...
The flash from the impact of the meteorite on the eclipsed Moon, seen as the dot at top left, as recorded by two of the telescopes operating in the framework of the MIDAS Survey from Sevilla (Spain) on 2019 January 21. Credit: J. M. Madiedo / MIDAS

The space rock collided with the Moon at 61,000 kilometres an hour

A total lunar eclipse occurred on January 21, 2019. The Moon was near its perigee on January 21 and as such can be described...
Researcher calculates temperature inside moon to help reveal its inner structure

Researcher calculates temperature inside moon to help reveal its inner structure

Little is known about the inner structure of the Moon, but a major step forward was made by a University of Rhode Island scientist...