HOMEWORK HELPER
I need help with a report about...


Our Nearest Neighbor
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.

Earth's Moon Icon
Just the Facts
Just the Facts
Dig Deeper
Dig Deeper
Dig Deeper
Create Your Report
Create Your Report
Even More Stuff...
Even More Stuff...
  News Features People Extreme Facts Dictionary

Previous
Previous
    1     2     3     4    
Next
Next
    Show All
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...
Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3)
M3 mapped the entire lunar surface from an altitude of 100 and 200 km.Read More...
Citizen Science, Old-School Style: The True Tale of Operation Moonwatch
Citizen Science, Old-School Style: The True Tale of Operation Moonwatch
Amateur astronomers have done more than just watch the skies, they've been a national security asset.Read More...
Bright Explosion on the Moon
Bright Explosion on the Moon
NASA researchers who monitor the Moon for meteoroid impacts have detected an explosion ten times brighter than anything they've seen before.Read More...
NASA's LRO Sees GRAIL's Explosive Farewell
NASA's LRO Sees GRAIL's Explosive Farewell
Many spacecraft just fade away, drifting silently through space after their mission is over, but not GRAIL. NASA's twin GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) spacecraft went out in a blaze of glory Dec. 17, 2012, ...Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: David Kring, Senior Staff Scientist, Universities Space Research Association, Houston; Principal Investigator, LPI-JSC
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: David Kring, Senior Staff Scientist, Universities Space Research Association, Houston; Principal Investigator, LPI-JSC
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
State of the Solar System
State of the Solar System
As the president prepares to give his annual State of the Union Address, we offer our own update from the ongoing exploration of our cosmic neighborhood.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: William Sjogren, Senior Research Scientist (Retired), Jet Propulsion Laboratory
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: William Sjogren, Senior Research Scientist (Retired), Jet Propulsion Laboratory
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
What's Next for NASA: 2013
What's Next for NASA: 2013
In 2013, NASA will push ahead with an ambitious exploration program, continuing crew flights and commercial resupply missions to the International Space Station, and advancing the systems needed to send humans deeper into space.Read More...
Wide Awake in the Sea of Tranquillity
Wide Awake in the Sea of Tranquillity
Neil Armstrong was supposed to be asleep. The moonwalking was done. The moon rocks were stowed away. His ship was ready for departure. In just a few hours, the Eagle's ascent module would blast off the Moon, something no ship had ever done before ...Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Ralph Carruth (Manager, Materials and Processes Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Ralph Carruth (Manager, Materials and Processes Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Suzanne Dodd (Project Manager for the Voyager Interstellar Mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Suzanne Dodd (Project Manager for the Voyager Interstellar Mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Paul Spudis (Lunar Geologist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Paul Spudis (Lunar Geologist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Yvonne Pendleton (Director at NASA's Lunar Science Institute)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Yvonne Pendleton (Director at NASA's Lunar Science Institute)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
Looking at the Man in the Moon
Looking at the Man in the Moon
Caltech researchers explain why the man in the moon faces Earth.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Jeff Cuzzi (Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Jeff Cuzzi (Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
An Alignment of Planets in the Sunset Sky
An Alignment of Planets in the Sunset Sky
The brightest planets in the night sky are aligning for a must-see show in late February and March 2012. You can start looking tonight.Read More...
Solar Eclipse over the USA
Solar Eclipse over the USA
Mark your calendar. On Sunday, May 20th, the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire. It's an annular solar eclipse--the first one in the USA in almost 18 years.Read More...
The Night After Christmas Sky Show
The Night After Christmas Sky Show
On Dec. 26th, Venus and the crescent Moon will gather together for a beautiful night-after-Christmas sky show.Read More...
Super-sized Lunar Eclipse
Super-sized Lunar Eclipse
On Saturday morning, Dec. 10th, sky watchers in the western United States and Canada will witness a total lunar eclipse swollen to super-sized proportions by the Moon illusion.Read More...
LRO Camera Team Releases High Resolution Global Topographic Map of Moon
LRO Camera Team Releases High Resolution Global Topographic Map of Moon
The science team that oversees the imaging system on board NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has released the highest resolution near-global topographic map of the moon ever created.Read More...
Watch Out for the Super Harvest Moon
Watch Out for the Super Harvest Moon
For the first time in almost 20 years, northern autumn is beginning on the night of a full Moon. The coincidence sets the stage for a "Super Harvest Moon" and a must-see sky show to mark the change of seasons.Read More...
Discovery of the Moon's Mysterious Mascons
Discovery of the Moon's Mysterious Mascons
While movie audiences watched scientists uncover a mystery on the Moon in 2001: A Space Odyssey, a strangely parallel story was unfolding in real life. And the first human missions to the Moon were at stake.Read More...
Lunar GRAIL
Lunar GRAIL
GRAIL is a future NASA mission that will probe the moon's gravity field.Read More...
Moonquakes: Understanding our Seismically-Active Neighbor
Blue Moon Rising
Blue Moon Rising
July 2004 has two full moons, which means one of them is a Blue Moon. But will it really be blue? Believe it or not, scientists say blue-colored moons are real.Read More...
Origin of the Earth and Moon
Origin of the Earth and Moon
The formation of the planets was a violent process.Read More...
Origin of the Earth and Moon
Origin of the Earth and Moon
The formation of the planets was a violent process.Read More...
In Search of Moon Trees
In Search of Moon Trees
Hundreds of trees have been to the Moon. How they got there and back again is a curious tale.Read More...
Previous
Previous
    1     2     3     4    
Next
Next
    Show All
Previous
Previous
    1     2     3     4    
Next
Next
    Show All
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...
Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3)
M3 mapped the entire lunar surface from an altitude of 100 and 200 km.Read More...
Citizen Science, Old-School Style: The True Tale of Operation Moonwatch
Citizen Science, Old-School Style: The True Tale of Operation Moonwatch
Amateur astronomers have done more than just watch the skies, they've been a national security asset.Read More...
Bright Explosion on the Moon
Bright Explosion on the Moon
NASA researchers who monitor the Moon for meteoroid impacts have detected an explosion ten times brighter than anything they've seen before.Read More...
NASA's LRO Sees GRAIL's Explosive Farewell
NASA's LRO Sees GRAIL's Explosive Farewell
Many spacecraft just fade away, drifting silently through space after their mission is over, but not GRAIL. NASA's twin GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) spacecraft went out in a blaze of glory Dec. 17, 2012, ...Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: David Kring, Senior Staff Scientist, Universities Space Research Association, Houston; Principal Investigator, LPI-JSC
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: David Kring, Senior Staff Scientist, Universities Space Research Association, Houston; Principal Investigator, LPI-JSC
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
State of the Solar System
State of the Solar System
As the president prepares to give his annual State of the Union Address, we offer our own update from the ongoing exploration of our cosmic neighborhood.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: William Sjogren, Senior Research Scientist (Retired), Jet Propulsion Laboratory
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: William Sjogren, Senior Research Scientist (Retired), Jet Propulsion Laboratory
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
What's Next for NASA: 2013
What's Next for NASA: 2013
In 2013, NASA will push ahead with an ambitious exploration program, continuing crew flights and commercial resupply missions to the International Space Station, and advancing the systems needed to send humans deeper into space.Read More...
Wide Awake in the Sea of Tranquillity
Wide Awake in the Sea of Tranquillity
Neil Armstrong was supposed to be asleep. The moonwalking was done. The moon rocks were stowed away. His ship was ready for departure. In just a few hours, the Eagle's ascent module would blast off the Moon, something no ship had ever done before ...Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Ralph Carruth (Manager, Materials and Processes Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Ralph Carruth (Manager, Materials and Processes Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Suzanne Dodd (Project Manager for the Voyager Interstellar Mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Suzanne Dodd (Project Manager for the Voyager Interstellar Mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Paul Spudis (Lunar Geologist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Paul Spudis (Lunar Geologist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Yvonne Pendleton (Director at NASA's Lunar Science Institute)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Yvonne Pendleton (Director at NASA's Lunar Science Institute)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
Looking at the Man in the Moon
Looking at the Man in the Moon
Caltech researchers explain why the man in the moon faces Earth.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Jeff Cuzzi (Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Jeff Cuzzi (Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
An Alignment of Planets in the Sunset Sky
An Alignment of Planets in the Sunset Sky
The brightest planets in the night sky are aligning for a must-see show in late February and March 2012. You can start looking tonight.Read More...
Solar Eclipse over the USA
Solar Eclipse over the USA
Mark your calendar. On Sunday, May 20th, the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire. It's an annular solar eclipse--the first one in the USA in almost 18 years.Read More...
The Night After Christmas Sky Show
The Night After Christmas Sky Show
On Dec. 26th, Venus and the crescent Moon will gather together for a beautiful night-after-Christmas sky show.Read More...
Super-sized Lunar Eclipse
Super-sized Lunar Eclipse
On Saturday morning, Dec. 10th, sky watchers in the western United States and Canada will witness a total lunar eclipse swollen to super-sized proportions by the Moon illusion.Read More...
LRO Camera Team Releases High Resolution Global Topographic Map of Moon
LRO Camera Team Releases High Resolution Global Topographic Map of Moon
The science team that oversees the imaging system on board NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has released the highest resolution near-global topographic map of the moon ever created.Read More...
Watch Out for the Super Harvest Moon
Watch Out for the Super Harvest Moon
For the first time in almost 20 years, northern autumn is beginning on the night of a full Moon. The coincidence sets the stage for a "Super Harvest Moon" and a must-see sky show to mark the change of seasons.Read More...
Discovery of the Moon's Mysterious Mascons
Discovery of the Moon's Mysterious Mascons
While movie audiences watched scientists uncover a mystery on the Moon in 2001: A Space Odyssey, a strangely parallel story was unfolding in real life. And the first human missions to the Moon were at stake.Read More...
Lunar GRAIL
Lunar GRAIL
GRAIL is a future NASA mission that will probe the moon's gravity field.Read More...
Moonquakes: Understanding our Seismically-Active Neighbor
Blue Moon Rising
Blue Moon Rising
July 2004 has two full moons, which means one of them is a Blue Moon. But will it really be blue? Believe it or not, scientists say blue-colored moons are real.Read More...
Origin of the Earth and Moon
Origin of the Earth and Moon
The formation of the planets was a violent process.Read More...
Origin of the Earth and Moon
Origin of the Earth and Moon
The formation of the planets was a violent process.Read More...
In Search of Moon Trees
In Search of Moon Trees
Hundreds of trees have been to the Moon. How they got there and back again is a curious tale.Read More...
Previous
Previous
    1     2     3     4    
Next
Next
    Show All