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NASA Spacecraft Confirms Long-Held Suspicion Of Neon In The Moon's Atmosphere

The Ladee lunar orbiter confirms what scientists have believed for decades: there is neon gas in the atmosphere of our moon. However, it's too thin to glow, so don't expect it to 'advertise' its presence.

Space August 19, 2015

Our Moon's Cloud Of Dust Slowly Deleting Footprints Of Astronauts

A new study conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder reveals the presence of dust clouds on the surface of the moon. Scientists at the university believe these clouds are formed when fragments from a passing comet slam into the moon, causing thousands of moon dust particles to be carried off high above the ground.

Space June 18, 2015

Our Moon's Clouds Are Made Of Dust, Not Water

The moon carries its own permanent cloud of dust, as illustrated by a moon probe. The impacts of cosmic particles continually throw up fine lunar dust from the surface.

Space June 17, 2015

NASA discovers spot where LADEE smacked the moon: Here's how it could confirm crash site

NASA has spotted where the LADEE spacecraft crashed into the surface of the moon. The location was discovered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Space November 1, 2014

NASA finds LADEE grave on far side of the moon

NASA lunar orbiter snaps photo of impact crater created by another moon probe. LADEE probe was purposely crashed into lunar surface at the end of its science mission.

Space October 30, 2014

NASA finally figured out where they crashed the LADEE spacecraft into the moon

Using before and after images of the moon's surface, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter discovers where the agency's LADEE spacecraft crashed into the moon, ending its mission of studying the moon's atmosphere.

Geek October 29, 2014

Lunar spacecraft LADEE makes moon its final resting place

The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer has come to its end after being intentionally crashed on the moon. So, why were mission planners so happy sending their creation to its doom?

Space April 19, 2014

LADEE coming in for hard landing on moon - after one more crazy move

The LADEE spacecraft is nearly out out of fuel and will soon crash on the moon. Before that happens, mission engineers have one more risky move planned.

Space April 5, 2014

How the Man on the Moon has a better internet connection than you do

Radio communication is no longer suitable for modern space travel. A new laser network can transmit data much faster than most internet services on the Earth.

Space February 23, 2014

Aye, LADEE, those are nice photos of the Moon

A camera meant to orientate the LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) spacecraft returned the first five images of the surface of the Moon. Sometimes, the best pictures are the ones you never thought would be worth viewing.

Space February 17, 2014

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