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December 8, 2020

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Image-Based Navigation Could Help Spacecraft Safely Land on the Moon

Engineers have demonstrated how a series of lunar images can be used to infer the direction that a spacecraft is moving. This technique, sometimes called visual odometry, allows navigation ...

Supercomputer Simulations Could Unlock Mystery of Moon's Formation

Astronomers have taken a step towards understanding how the Moon might have formed out of a giant collision between the early Earth and another massive object 4.5 billion years ...

Growing Interest in Moon Resources Could Cause Tension

An international team of scientists has identified a problem with the growing interest in extractable resources on the moon: there aren't enough of them to go around. With no international policies ...

New Mineral Discovered in Moon Meteorite

The high-pressure mineral Donwilhelmsite, recently discovered in the lunar meteorite Oued Awlitis 001 from Apollo missions, is important for understanding the inner structure of ...
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Jupiter's Moons Could Be Warming Each Other

The gravitational push and pull by Jupiter's moons could account for more warming than the gas giant Jupiter ...

Sand-Sized Meteoroids Are Peppering Asteroid Bennu

A new study posits that the major particle ejections off the near-Earth asteroid Bennu may be the consequence of impacts by small, sand-sized particles called meteoroids onto its surface as the ...

Has Earth's Oxygen Rusted the Moon for Billions of Years?

To the surprise of many planetary scientists, the oxidized iron mineral hematite has been discovered at high latitudes on the ...

Researchers Develop Dustbuster for the Moon

A new solution to the problem of spring cleaning on the moon: Why not zap away the grime using a beam of ...

Hubble Uses Earth as Proxy for Identifying Oxygen on Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

Taking advantage of a total lunar eclipse, Hubble used the Moon as a mirror to study sunlight that had passed through Earth's atmosphere. As a result, Hubble detected Earth's own brand of ...

Lava Tubes on Mars and the Moon Are So Wide They Can Host Planetary Bases

Subsurface cavities created by lava on Mars and the Moon could provide a shield against cosmic radiation, new research ...

Higher Concentration of Metal in Moon's Craters Provides New Insights to Its Origin

There has been considerable debate over how the Moon was formed. The popular hypothesis contends that the Moon was formed by a Mars-sized body colliding with Earth's upper crust which is poor in ...

SwRI Scientists Demonstrate Speed, Precision of in Situ Planetary Dating Device

Scientists have increased the speed and accuracy of a laboratory-scale instrument for determining the age of planetary specimens onsite. The team is progressively miniaturizing the Chemistry, ...

Scientists Provide New Explanation for the Far Side of the Moon's Strange Asymmetry

The Earth-Moon system's history remains mysterious. Scientists believe the two formed when a Mars-sized body collided with the proto-Earth. Earth ended up being the larger daughter of this ...

First Global Map of Rockfalls on the Moon

A research team counted over 136,000 rockfalls on the moon caused by asteroid impacts. Even billions of years old landscapes are still ...

New Study Provides Maps, Ice Favorability Index to Companies Looking to Mine the Moon

A research team has created an Ice Favorability Index. The geological model explains the process for ice formation at the poles of the moon, and mapped the terrain, which includes craters that may ...

Giant Meteorite Impacts Formed Parts of the Moon's Crust, New Evidence Shows

New research on a rock collected by the Apollo 17 astronauts has revealed evidence for a mineral phase that can only form above 2300 °C. Such temperatures are uniquely achieved in melt sheets ...

Possibly Active Tectonic System on the Moon

Strange spots scattered across the Moon's nearside where bedrock is conspicuously exposed are evidence of seismic activity set in motion 4.3 billion years ago that could be ongoing today, the ...

Asteroid 1998 OR2 to Safely Fly Past Earth This Week

The large near-Earth object is well known to astronomers and will get no closer than 3.9 million miles to our ...

First-Ever Comprehensive Geologic Map of the Moon

For the first time, the entire lunar surface has been completely mapped and uniformly classified. The lunar map, called the 'Unified Geologic Map of the Moon,' will serve as the definitive ...

Scientists Find Earth and Moon Not Identical Oxygen Twins

Scientists have found that the Earth and moon have distinct oxygen compositions and are not identical in oxygen as previously thought according to a new ...

Journey to the Center of Mars

Scientists have built a new compositional model for Mars. They used rocks from Mars and measurements from orbiting satellites to predict the depth to its core-mantle boundary, some 1,800 km beneath ...

One Small Grain of Moon Dust, One Giant Leap for Lunar Studies

Scientists have found a new way to analyze the chemistry of the moon's soil using a single grain of dust brought back by Apollo 17 astronauts in 1972. Their technique can help us learn more ...

Martian Landslides Not Conclusive Evidence of Ice

Giant ridges on the surface of landslides on Mars could have formed without ice, challenging their use by some as unequivocal evidence of past ice on the red planet, finds a new study using ...

Soil on Moon and Mars Likely to Support Crops

Researchers have produced crops in Mars and moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The research supports the idea that it would not only be possible to grow food on Mars and the moon to feed future ...

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