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Our moon makes Earth a more livable planet by moderating our home planet's wobble on its axis, leading to a relatively stable climate, and creating a tidal rhythm that has guided humans for thousands of years. The moon was likely formed after a Mars-sized body collided with Earth and the debris formed into the most prominent feature in our night sky.

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Perseid Meteors vs. the Supermoon
Perseid Meteors vs. the Supermoon
In a normal year, dark-sky observers typically count more than 100 Perseids per hour. But this is no normal year.Read More...
Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014
Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014
Look for a total lunar eclipse 14-15 April 2014.Read More...
Watch Out for the Harvest Moon
Watch Out for the Harvest Moon
According to folklore, every full Moon has a special name. There's the Wolf Moon, the Snow Moon, the Worm Moon, the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Flower Moon, the Strawberry Moon, the Thunder Moon, the Sturgeon Moon, the Harvest Moon ...Read More...
NASA Mission To Study Mysterious Lunar Twilight Rays
NASA Mission To Study Mysterious Lunar Twilight Rays
Back in the 60s and 70s, Apollo astronauts circling the Moon saw something that still puzzles researchers today. About 10 seconds before lunar sunrise or lunar sunset, pale luminous streamers would pop up over the gray horizon.Read More...
Water on Moon's Surface Hints at Water Below
Water on Moon's Surface Hints at Water Below
Scientists supported by NASA have detected water locked in mineral grains on the Moon.Read More...
Space Laser To Prove Increased Broadband Possible
Space Laser To Prove Increased Broadband Possible
When NASA's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) begins operation aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission managed by NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., it will attempt to show two-way laser...Read More...
LADEE Launch Visibility
LADEE Launch Visibility
Live on the U.S. East Coast between Charleston and Cape Cod? You may be able to see LADEE launch for the moon on Sept. 6.Read More...
Laser Communications Set for Moon Mission
Laser Communications Set for Moon Mission
An advanced laser system offering vastly faster data speeds is now ready for linking with spacecraft beyond our planet following a series of crucial ground tests.Read More...
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space.Read More...
New Impacts on the Moon: LRO Camera Identifies Recent Craters
New Impacts on the Moon: LRO Camera Identifies Recent Craters
Comparison of images taken by LRO/LROC in the 4 years of operations reveal new cratersRead More...
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Perseid Meteors vs. the Supermoon
Perseid Meteors vs. the Supermoon
In a normal year, dark-sky observers typically count more than 100 Perseids per hour. But this is no normal year.Read More...
Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014
Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014
Look for a total lunar eclipse 14-15 April 2014.Read More...
Watch Out for the Harvest Moon
Watch Out for the Harvest Moon
According to folklore, every full Moon has a special name. There's the Wolf Moon, the Snow Moon, the Worm Moon, the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Flower Moon, the Strawberry Moon, the Thunder Moon, the Sturgeon Moon, the Harvest Moon ...Read More...
NASA Mission To Study Mysterious Lunar Twilight Rays
NASA Mission To Study Mysterious Lunar Twilight Rays
Back in the 60s and 70s, Apollo astronauts circling the Moon saw something that still puzzles researchers today. About 10 seconds before lunar sunrise or lunar sunset, pale luminous streamers would pop up over the gray horizon.Read More...
Water on Moon's Surface Hints at Water Below
Water on Moon's Surface Hints at Water Below
Scientists supported by NASA have detected water locked in mineral grains on the Moon.Read More...
Space Laser To Prove Increased Broadband Possible
Space Laser To Prove Increased Broadband Possible
When NASA's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) begins operation aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission managed by NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., it will attempt to show two-way laser...Read More...
LADEE Launch Visibility
LADEE Launch Visibility
Live on the U.S. East Coast between Charleston and Cape Cod? You may be able to see LADEE launch for the moon on Sept. 6.Read More...
Laser Communications Set for Moon Mission
Laser Communications Set for Moon Mission
An advanced laser system offering vastly faster data speeds is now ready for linking with spacecraft beyond our planet following a series of crucial ground tests.Read More...
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space.Read More...
New Impacts on the Moon: LRO Camera Identifies Recent Craters
New Impacts on the Moon: LRO Camera Identifies Recent Craters
Comparison of images taken by LRO/LROC in the 4 years of operations reveal new cratersRead More...
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