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NASA Goddard: The Moon May Have Frost

A recent discovery of unusually bright areas near the Moon’s south pole suggests that there could be plenty of water on the surface of the moon. 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 …

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DNews: Do We Need A Moon Colony Before A Mars Colony?

With its thin atmosphere, cold temperature and lack of drinkable water, maybe Mars isn’t our first stop on the search for a new home planet.  

NASA: Supermoon over Baikonur

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the moon, or supermoon, rises above the launch pad at Launch Complex 1 Nov. 14, where the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft stands poised to liftoff following its transport to the pad for final pre-launch preparations. A supermoon occurs when the moon’s orbit is closest, or at perigee, to Earth. The …

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NASA: Showstopper Nov. 14 Supermoon Is the Closest Moon to Earth Since 1948

A so called ‘supermoon’ is the coincidence of a full moon with the closest approach the Moon gets to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in its largest size as seen from Earth. On monday November 14, the full moon makes its closest pass to Earth in its orbit and will appear up to …

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ESA: Destination the Moon | The past, present and future of Moon exploration

This 8-minute film gives an overview of the past, present, and future of Moon exploration, from the Lunar cataclysm to ESA’s vision of what Lunar exploration could be. Why is the Moon important for science? What resources does the Moon have? Is there water? Why should we go back and how will we do it? …

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NASA Celebrates Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

NASA marks the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing this month while it takes the steps needed for America’s next giant leap to send astronauts to Mars. Here follows a couple of documentary videos of actual footage taken of the Apollo 11 mission.   Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Resource Reel Mission Video shown is …

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Carnegie Museum of Art: How NASA recovered the first photographs of the moon

See how the “techno archaeologists” of the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project digitally recovered the first photographs of the moon taken by a set of unmanned space probes in the 1960s.  

NASA: Understanding Lunar Eclipses

It’s not often that we get a chance to see our planet’s shadow, but a lunar eclipse gives us a fleeting glimpse. During these rare events, the full Moon rapidly darkens and then glows red as it enters the Earth’s shadow. Though a lunar eclipse can be seen only at night, it’s worth staying up …

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SpaceRip: Cosmic Journeys : Birth of the Moon

Uploaded on Feb 11, 2012 Scientists have been reconstructing the history of the moon by scouring its surface, mapping its mountains and craters, and probing its interior. What are they learning about our own planet’s beginnings?  

Moon Saturn Occultation – 22 Feb 2014

Saturn is slowly disappear behind the moon in this remarkable phootage by amateur astronomer Colin Legg. Captured from Perth, Western Australia, just on dawn. Equipment: Celestron C8, f/10, prime focus. Canon 5D2, running Magic Lantern RAW video firmware in 3x crop mode @ 1880 x 1056 resolution. 1/60 sec exposure, ISO 200, 10 fps.  

Apollo 16 LRV on the Moon – HD Video Stabilized

When the lunar rover drove around on the moon, image stabilization wasnt that good, but that doesnt imply it cannot be corrected aftterwards. This stabilized video of the Apollo 16’s LRV rolling about the surface of the moon was done using Deshaker v2.5 filter for VirtualDub 1.9.9, according to the user “britoca”. The original can …

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James Day: New Insights into the Early History of the Earth and Moon

Fresh examinations of lunar rocks gathered by Apollo mission astronauts have yielded new insights into the moon’s chemical makeup, as well as clues about how giant impacts may have shaped the early Earth and moon. In this talk hosted by the University of California, geochemist James Day talks about how advances in technology are allowing …

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NASA: Briefing Previews Lunar Mission LADEE

In this news briefing from NASA Headquarters, panelists discuss the agency’s next mission to the moon, and the first lunar mission launching from the Virginia coast. NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission is scheduled to launch at 11:27 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Data …

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Luna surface filmed during orbit

NASA’s GRAIL project was completed last month by crashing the two satellites into a mountain on the moon. The satellites called Ebb and Flow had been orbiting the moon during the past two years, and mapped the moon’s gravitational forces. But three days before being forced down, Ebb and Flow filmed the surface of Luna …

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Veritasium: How far away is the Moon?

Veritasium asks the question; how far away is the Moon? By imaging if the Earth were the size of a basketball and the moon a tennis ball, how far apart would they be?

ESA: Lunar Lander mission

Lunar Lander mission, from launch to landing and exploring the Moon. Lunar Lander is a robotic explorer that will demonstrate key European technologies and conduct science experiments. The mission is a forerunner to future human and robotic exploration of the Moon and Mars. It will establish European expertise to allow strong international partnerships in exploration. More information: …

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