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Moon Craters Mapped by Amateurs as Well as the Pros Moon Craters Mapped by Amateurs as Well as the Pros

CosmoQuest, a collective of amateur astronomers that identify and map craters on various space objects, including the moon, has gotten so adept in their studies that their data has been used in scientific research and at times published. Stuart Robbins, …

Partial Lunar Eclipse Occurring Friday Partial Lunar Eclipse Occurring Friday

There will be a partial lunar eclipse on Friday, October 18, though it maybe be a bit tricky to view from the vantage of North America. The eclipse will be at maximum at 7:50 p.m. EDT, as viewed from the …

Mona Lisa Beamed to the Moon by NASA Mona Lisa Beamed to the Moon by NASA
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This week NASA announced it has beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to a satellite orbiting the moon. The image treveled almost 240,000 miles from the Next Generation Satellite Laser Ranging (NGSLR) station at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center …

NASA Probes Smash Into Moon Mountain as Planned NASA Probes Smash Into Moon Mountain as Planned
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NASA’s GRAIL project spacecrafts, Ebb and Flow, crash-landed on the surface of the moon yesterday afternoon. The impact had been pre-planned, and occurred as predicted at 5:28 pm December 17, 2012. The landing site has been named in honor of …

NASA Probes Prepare to Slam Into the Moon NASA Probes Prepare to Slam Into the Moon
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NASA‘s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) probes today completed a burn that irreversibly altered their orbit and have begun skimming the surface of the moon. Over the weekend, the probes, named Ebb and Flow, will orbit ever closer to …

NASA to Crash GRAIL Probes Into the Moon NASA to Crash GRAIL Probes Into the Moon
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NASA this week detailed its plans to crash two lunar-orbiting probes into the moon next week. On Monday, December 17 at 5:28 p.m., the probes, named Ebb and Flow, are part the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) project. They …

NASA’s Curiosity Mission Only 40 Days Till Touchdown NASA’s Curiosity Mission Only 40 Days Till Touchdown

The Curiosity mission is now only 40 days away from touchdown, or complete destruction. The highly risky landing of the Curiosity probe is why this mission is so exciting. Oh, and the fact that the rover’s main mission is to …

NASA Releases New Photo From Apollo 17 NASA Releases New Photo From Apollo 17

In December of 1972, Apollo 17 left the moons surface and to this date no human has been back to step foot on the lunar surface. Moves have been made in the last few years to solve this problem with …