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Successful First International Moon Village Workshop at ISU

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Moon Village

This week, more than 150 experts, engineers, educators and students from around the world gathered in Strasbourg, France to participate in the first International Moon Village Workshop.


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Moon's Crust Underwent Resurfacing After Forming From Magma Ocean

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Lunar resurfacing

The Earth's Moon had a rough start in life. Formed from a chunk of the Earth that was lopped off during a planetary collision, it spent its early years covered by a roiling global ocean of molten magma before cooling and forming the serene surface we know today.

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Ancient Asteroid Impact Exposed The Moon's Interior

Ancient Asteroid Impact Exposed The Moon's Interior

Scientists have long assumed that all the planets in our solar system look the same beneath the surface, but a study published in Geology on Oct. 4 tells a different story.


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The Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

The Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

A new study shows that an atmosphere was produced around the ancient Moon, 3 to 4 billion years ago, when intense volcanic eruptions spewed gases above the surface faster than they could escape to space.


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First Global Map of Water in the Moon's Soil

First Global Map of Water in the Moon's Soil

A new study maps the trace concentrations of water implanted in the lunar soil by the solar wind, a water source that could be used as resource in future lunar exploration.


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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Captures Solar Eclipse as Seen From the Moon

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Captures Solar Eclipse as Seen From the Moon

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, captured an image of the Moon's shadow over a large region of the United States, centered just north of Nashville, Tennessee.


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Rusty Lunar Rock Suggests The Moon's Interior Is Dry

Rusty Lunar Rock Suggests The Moon's Interior Is Dry

The moon is likely very dry in its interior according to a new study from researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, published August 21, 2017 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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NASA Studies Tethered CubeSat Mission to Study Lunar Swirls

NASA Studies Tethered CubeSat Mission to Study Lunar Swirls

A novel mission concept involving two CubeSats connected by a thin, miles-long tether could help scientists understand how the Moon got its mysterious "tattoos" -- swirling patterns of light and dark found at more than 100 locations across the lunar surface.


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Using Earth-based Radar To Look Under The Moon's Surface

Using Earth-based Radar To Look Under The Moon's Surface

As the public prepares for the upcoming eclipse, astronomers have released a striking new radar view of the Moon.


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Active Dynamo Within The Moon Lasted Longer Than Once Thought

Active Dynamo Within The Moon Lasted Longer Than Once Thought

New evidence from ancient lunar rocks suggests that an active dynamo once churned within the molten metallic core of the moon, generating a magnetic field that lasted at least 1 billion years longer than previously thought.


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Moonrise From Orbit

Moonrise From Orbit

NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik: "Gorgeous moon rise! Such great detail when seen from space. Next [New] moon marks #Eclipse2017. We'll be watching from the International Space Station."


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New Evidence of Water in the Moon's Interior

New Evidence of Water in the Moon's Interior

A new study of satellite data finds that numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped water compared with surrounding terrains.


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Martian Crater Brings Back Memories of Apollo 16 Lunar Mission

Martian Crater Brings Back Memories of Apollo 16 Lunar Mission

Forty-five years after astronauts on NASA's Apollo 16 mission explored the surface of the Moon, a crater recently found on Mars similar to one investigated earlier by the astronauts was informally named for the lunar mission.


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Returning to the Moon

Returning to the Moon

The last human mission to the Moon took place in December 1972.


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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Finds New Evidence of Frost on Moon's Surface

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Finds New Evidence of Frost on Moon's Surface Video in Story

Scientists using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, have identified bright areas in craters near the moon's south pole that are cold enough to have frost present on the surface.


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The Moon As Viewed From Earth Orbit

The Moon As Viewed From Earth Orbit

The Moon, the Earth's limb and thin blue atmosphere are seen in this photograph taken by an Expedition 51 crew member.



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