A meteor hit the lunar surface on January 21, 2019 at the time millions of people were watching total lunar eclipse. While not visible to the naked eye, this rare event was captured by telescopes operating in the framework of MIDAS survey at 04:41 UTC on January 21….
Scientists have recently been able to determine the age of 111 of the Moon's larger impact craters that are younger than about 1 billion years. Here you can listen to these impacts occur within 1 minute with larger craters producing louder and deeper notes. The…
By analyzing data on lunar craters provided by the Diviner instrument aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists have made a fascinating discovery about the history of impacts on both the Earth and the Moon. According to the first comprehensive timeline of…
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 Reconnaissan
Since the 1960's, scientists have taught that maybe frozen water might exist preserved in cold, dark craters at the Moon's poles. Althought earlier lunar missions have detected hints of water on the Moon, new data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
A meteor with estimated weight of 40 kg, approximately 0.3 – 0.4 meters wide, and traveling at speed of 90 123 km/h hit the lunar surface in Mare Imbrium on March 17, 2013. The resulting explosion packed as much punch as 5 tons of TNT.
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Most of us space-minded folks don’t need an excuse to gaze upon the brightest object in the night sky – our own Moon. But just in case you need a reason or are hoping to convince some friends or family to take a look with you, there’s a special event coming up