February 14, 2013
GRAIL gravity map of the Moon, a new map of the moon shows its variations in gravity. If the Moon were a perfectly smooth sphere of uniform density, the gravity map would be a single, featureless color, indicating that the force of gravity at a given elevation was the same everywhere.
February 4, 2013
A 3D printed base on the Moon, an ambitious project, that the European Space Agency and architectural firm Foster + Partners are now working on.
February 1, 2013
Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video (is not a time lapse), by astrophotographer Mark Gee, of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. People had gathered up there to get the best view possible of the amazing moon rising. Watch the video…
January 31, 2013
Lunar rover Grand Prix by Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charlie Duk. They take the lunar rover for a spin on the surface of the moon. This video was shot on 16mm film and is silent.
December 7, 2012
This is the most accurate gravity map of the Moon, as measured by NASA’s GRAIL mission. Image credit: NASA/ARC/MIT
November 22, 2012
A halo around the Moon. This fairly common sight occurs when high thin clouds containing millions of millions tiny ice crystals cover much of the sky. Image credit: Anthony Ayiomamitis (TWAN)
November 18, 2012
On the morning of November 14, captured from a hilltop some 30 miles west of the outback town of Mount Carbine, Queensland, the Moon’s umbral shadow tracked across northern Australia before heading into the southern Pacific. Image credit: Ben Cooper (Launch Photography) Used with permission.
November 5, 2012
A Full Moonset can be a dramatic celestial sight and can have many names. Late October’s Full Moon, the second after the equinox of northern hemisphere, has been traditionally called the Hunter’s Moon. Image credit: Stefano De Rosa
October 29, 2012
Phobos doomed Moon of Mars is the largest natural satellite of the Red planet. Is doomed because in 100 million years or so, will likely be shattered forming a dusty-rocky ring around Mars. Image credit: HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona), NASA
October 25, 2012
Saturn’s rings and Tethys were imaged in their true colors by the Cassini spacecraft. Icy bright Tethys, a moon of Saturn likely brightened from sister moon Enceladus, is visible in front of the darker rings. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute