Earth's Moon

NASA Puts Earth's Nearest Neighbor, 'The Moon', Within Reach      A narrated tour of the Moon

How big is the Moon?    Harvest Moon    Our Super Moon    Earth's other moons    Earthrise  

The moon thought to play a major role in maintaining Earth's magnetic field

New NASA study reveals origin of organic matter in Apollo lunar samples

Earth's Moon (Uni Arizona)    Looking at the Man in the Moon 

If we had no Moon    Earth's Moon may not be critical to life

Formation of the Moon:

Scientists date Moon at 4.470 billion years

Moon was produced by a head-on collision between Earth and a forming planet

New research eclipses existing theories on the Moon formation    Evolution of the Moon

 Alternative hypotheses for making the Moon    Scientists offer a new view of the Moon's formation     

Research supports idea that moon was created by object hitting infant Earth    Making the moon

The Moon was created in giant smashup   Titanium paternity test fingers Earth as Moon's sole parent

The Moon's orbit:    

New model explains the moon's weird orbit    Tales of a tilting moon hidden in its polar ice 

Earth is 'massaging' our moon    Earth's moon wandered off axis billions of years ago   

Did early Earth spin on its side?

The Moon's atmosphere:

LRO spectrometer detects helium in Moon's atmosphere

Moon engulfed in permanent, lop-sided dust cloud

The Moon's crust:

Moon's crust as fractured as can be

A facelift for te Moon every 81,000 years

Major lunar crustal terranes: surface expressions and crustal-mantle origins

NASA spacecraft reveals recent geological activity on the Moon

Volcanoes on the Moon:

Young volcanoes on the Moon      Extent of Moon's giant volcanic eruption is revealed

impact craters:

Impact craters on the Moon    Lunar impacts created seas of molten rock

New research on Apollo samples refine Moon's impact history

Ancient impact crater may hold clues to Moon's mantle

Soil on the Moon:  

Pre-existing mineralogy may survive lunar impacts    Solar Storms Could 'Sandblast' the Moon

The Earth has sprayed the Moon with oxygen for billennia    

Electric sparks may alter evolution of Lunar soil    Solar storms could spark soils at Moon's poles

The Moon's gravity:

GRAIL mission solves solves mystery of Moon's surface gravity    GRAIL reveals a battered lunar history

GRAIL creates most accurate Moon gravity map

An impactor origin for lunar magnetic anomalies    

Water  & ice on the Moon:

Origin of Moon's 'ocean of storms' revealed    Asteroids found to be the Moon's main 'water supply'

Solar wind particles likely source of water locked inside lunar soils

Water on Moon, Earth came from same primitive meteorites    

Cosmic rays alter chemistry of lunar ice    

Researchers estimate ice content of crater at Moon's South Pole

Metamorphis of Moon's water ice explained   Solar photons drive water off the moon

Poles of the Moon:

LRO discovers lunar hydrogen more abundant on Moon's pole facing slopes

Dark side of the Moon:

55-year old dark side of the moon mystery solved

Mineral resources of the Moon:

X-rays illuminate the interior of the Moon   

Moon mining rush ahead?      Why we should mine the moon

NASA bets on private companies to exploit moon's resources

Views of the Moon:

A new view of an ancient habitable planet

From a million miles: the moon crossing the face of Earth