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October 20, 2020

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A long discussed theory about the local magnetic spots of the moon suggests that they are the result of magnetization processes caused by impacts of massive bodies on the ...

Moon's Magnetic Crust Research Sees Scientists Debunk Long-Held Theory

New international research into the Moon provides scientists with insights as to how and why its crust is magnetized, essentially 'debunking' one of the previous longstanding ...

Looking for Pieces of Venus? Try the Moon

A growing body of research suggests the planet Venus may have had an Earth-like environment billions of years ago, with water and a thin ...

First Measurements of Radiation Levels on the Moon

In the coming years and decades, various nations want to explore the moon, and plan to send astronauts there again for this purpose. But on our inhospitable satellite, space radiation poses a ...
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SwRI Scientists Demonstrate Speed, Precision of in Situ Planetary Dating Device

Scientists have increased the speed and accuracy of a laboratory-scale instrument for determining the age of planetary specimens onsite. The team is progressively miniaturizing the Chemistry, ...

First Global Map of Rockfalls on the Moon

A research team counted over 136,000 rockfalls on the moon caused by asteroid impacts. Even billions of years old landscapes are still ...

New Study Provides Maps, Ice Favorability Index to Companies Looking to Mine the Moon

A research team has created an Ice Favorability Index. The geological model explains the process for ice formation at the poles of the moon, and mapped the terrain, which includes craters that may ...

Giant Meteorite Impacts Formed Parts of the Moon's Crust, New Evidence Shows

New research on a rock collected by the Apollo 17 astronauts has revealed evidence for a mineral phase that can only form above 2300 °C. Such temperatures are uniquely achieved in melt sheets ...

Possibly Active Tectonic System on the Moon

Strange spots scattered across the Moon's nearside where bedrock is conspicuously exposed are evidence of seismic activity set in motion 4.3 billion years ago that could be ongoing today, the ...

Asteroid 1998 OR2 to Safely Fly Past Earth This Week

The large near-Earth object is well known to astronomers and will get no closer than 3.9 million miles to our ...

First-Ever Comprehensive Geologic Map of the Moon

For the first time, the entire lunar surface has been completely mapped and uniformly classified. The lunar map, called the 'Unified Geologic Map of the Moon,' will serve as the definitive ...

Scientists Find Earth and Moon Not Identical Oxygen Twins

Scientists have found that the Earth and moon have distinct oxygen compositions and are not identical in oxygen as previously thought according to a new ...

Journey to the Center of Mars

Scientists have built a new compositional model for Mars. They used rocks from Mars and measurements from orbiting satellites to predict the depth to its core-mantle boundary, some 1,800 km beneath ...

One Small Grain of Moon Dust, One Giant Leap for Lunar Studies

Scientists have found a new way to analyze the chemistry of the moon's soil using a single grain of dust brought back by Apollo 17 astronauts in 1972. Their technique can help us learn more ...

Martian Landslides Not Conclusive Evidence of Ice

Giant ridges on the surface of landslides on Mars could have formed without ice, challenging their use by some as unequivocal evidence of past ice on the red planet, finds a new study using ...

Soil on Moon and Mars Likely to Support Crops

Researchers have produced crops in Mars and moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The research supports the idea that it would not only be possible to grow food on Mars and the moon to feed future ...

Ice on Lunar South Pole May Have More Than One Source

New research sheds light on the ages of ice deposits reported in the area of the Moon's south pole -- information that could help identify the sources of the deposits and help in planning future ...

Hints of a Volcanically Active Exo-Moon

A rocky extrasolar moon (exomoon) with bubbling lava may orbit a planet 550 light-years away from us. This is suggested by an international team of researchers on the basis of theoretical predictions ...

Enabling Longer Space Missions

The Hall thruster is a propulsion system that is often used by spacecraft engaged in longer missions. A recent study has shown how the operating lives of these systems can be further ...

Moon Glows Brighter Than Sun in Images from NASA's Fermi

If our eyes could see gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun! That's how NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has seen our neighbor in space for the past ...

The Moon Is Older Than Previously Believed

Fifty years after the first landing on the Moon, scientists have combined new geochemical information to determine the Moon's age using samples from different Apollo ...

Inside Dark, Polar Moon Craters, Water Not as Invincible as Expected, Scientists Argue

The Moon's south pole region is home to some of the most extreme environments in the solar system: it's unimaginably cold, massively cratered, and has areas that are either constantly ...

Flying the Final Approach to Tranquility Base, the Moon

Why did Neil Armstrong take over and fly the first lunar landing manually? A stunning recreated video shows what he saw out his ...

Modeling Early Meteorite Impacts on the Moon

A detailed reconstruction of meteorite impacts resolves a longstanding problem and gives new insight into how the moon ...

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