Eruptive origins of pyroclastic deposits on the Moon

Eruptive origins of pyroclastic deposits on the Moon

A new study by researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) suggests that the early Moon may have been more volatile-rich than previously believed. Previous studies concluded that lunar volcanoes had exploded primarily cold bedrock, but the ASU team said there…

Digital Unified Global Geologic Map of the Moon

Digital Unified Global Geologic Map of the Moon

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with NASA and the Lunar Planetary Institute, has released the Unified Geologic Map of the Moon– the first time the entire lunar surface has been completely mapped. "People have always been fascinated…

Moon hit by meteorites far more than predicted

Moon hit by meteorites far more than predicted

In the past 7 years, meteorites have made at least 222 impact craters on the surface of the Moon which is 33% more than predicted, according to a new study published this week in Nature. The work is considered a significant advance in the field of crater chronology….

China publishes new high-quality images of the Moon’s surface

China publishes new high-quality images of the Moon’s surface

The China National Space Administration has published hundreds of previously unseen high-quality images, videos and scientific data of the Moon. The information was gathered by the Chang'e-3 lunar rover and is now available to anyone who is interested in it. …

Earth’s gravity significantly impacts the Moon’s faults orientation

Earth’s gravity significantly impacts the Moon’s faults orientation

New data obtained by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show Earth's gravity has made a visible impact on the orientation of faults in the Moon's surface, NASA announced on September 15, 2015. LRO was launched on June 18, 2009 and has so fa

Our electrically scarred Moon

Our electrically scarred Moon

Half-a-century ago, at the height of the Cold War, the Space Race between two competing superpowers set mankind on an accelerated path toward placing a man on the Moon. In addition to its geopolitical significance, the Moon was central in the evolution of planetary scie

First interactive mosaic of lunar north pole released

First interactive mosaic of lunar north pole released

Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon’s north polar region. The six-and-a-half feet (two-meters)-per-pixel images cover an area equal to more than one-quarter of