Tag: Lunar surface

Strange 'Flashes' Of Light Reported To Appear On Lunar Surface

Several times a week, brief flashes of light appear on the surface of the Moon. A team of researchers from Germany proposed that the mysterious phenomena might be related to the recent discovery of seismic activity in the natural satellite.

Space June 2, 2019

Tunneling Experts Excited At Prospect Or Boring Tunnels On Lunar Surface

NASA is ramping up plans to return humans back to the lunar surface. Meanwhile, engineers on Earth have started discussing and developing technologies to be used to colonize the Moon.

Space May 11, 2019

Meteorites Slamming Into Moon Can Expose Water Hidden Underground

A new study revealed the moon may be losing a lot of water every time meteorites strike. These findings can impact lunar explorations and desire for human colonization in the future.

Space April 17, 2019

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Spots Water Molecules Around The Moon

Scientists working on the NASA-commissioned research Lyman Alpha Mapping Project have successfully observed water molecules sparsely scattered on the surface of the moon. This new research can shed light on the lunar water movement.

Space March 12, 2019

Moon Coloration Could Be Sunburn Scars On Lunar Surface

A report from NASA explained how the moon can get what seems like sunburn scars. The harsh particles and radiation emitted by the sun showed that it can cause moon coloration, thus affecting the lunar surface's appearance.

Space March 9, 2019

Lunar Missions Reveal Moon May Have Widespread Water

NASA scientists have found that there could be widespread water on the Moon. If it is proven that the Earth's satellite has ample water, then future explorers could use it in multiple ways as a resource.

Space February 24, 2018

Water Reservoir On The Moon? Lunar Interior Could Be Hiding Significant Amount Of Water

Data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument suggest that the moon may have a significant amount of water in its interior. A lunar water reservoir could make colonization of the moon much easier.

Space September 12, 2017

Powerful Solar Storms Could Produce ‘Sparks’ Capable Of Vaporizing, Melting Soils At Moon’s Poles

The moon doesn’t have an atmosphere and this means it’s exposed to space’s harsh environment. According to researchers, solar storms are a particular threat because they could produce sparks capable of melting or evaporating soil on the lunar surface.

Space January 13, 2017

Get Ready For A Holiday On The Moon - The European Space Agency May Be Building A Resort

A lunar resort could be a hot new vacation spot, as well as a scientific outpost. How could such a facility be built, and what would it be like for travelers?

Space March 25, 2016

Did Volcanoes On The Moon Shift The Lunar Axis?

Volcanoes on the ancient lunar surface may have been the driving force behind a shift in the axis of the moon. How could this happen?

Space March 23, 2016

Scientists Find Lunar Mound Formed By Unique Volcanic Process On The Moon

A unique kind of volcanic process on the moon's Mafic mound has been discovered by geologists from Brown University. Researchers say it could potentially be a volcanic process that has never been seen before.

Space October 16, 2015

Israeli Team Will Hitch A Ride On SpaceX's Falcon 9: Can They Land Their Spacecraft On The Moon?

Team SpaceIL announced that it is launching its lunar lander into space through the Falcon 9 rocket of SpaceX. The company is an Israel-based nonprofit and one of the 16 teams competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE global competition.

FUTURE TECH October 8, 2015

Need Storage Space? Clutter the Moon With Your Old Junk

Astrobotic is a new company offering the chance to send items to the Moon - could this be the start of hauling garbage to space?

Space December 12, 2014

New data suggests volcanoes on the moon were recent

Although scientists recently discovered that volcanic activity, and not asteroids, are responsible for the moon's unique shape and features, new data suggests that the moon's volcanic activity was also fairly recent.

Geek October 13, 2014

Up or down? Astronauts ponder critical question during lunar walk

Astronauts often have trouble identifying which way is up when they are in space. New study reveals the perception of uprightness has something to do with the level of gravity.

Space September 6, 2014

Earth gravity makes Moon bulge and jiggle

Tidal forces from the Earth on our moon has a profound effect on the lunar surface.

Space June 1, 2014

Moon is drier than previously thought: Mineral apatite misleads scientists

Apatite may not be reliable evidence of water on the Moon. So, how did this material form?

Space April 3, 2014

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