Earth's Moon and minimoons



Harvest Moon

CGI Moon Kit

The new Moon

Our Super Moon

If we had no Moon

Moonlight (Clair de Lune)            

Earth's Moon (Uni Arizona)

How the Moon got its concentric rings

Earth's Moon may not be critical to life

Moon helps reveal secrets of the Universe

Thank the Moon for Earth's lengthening day

Here's what the solar eclipse looked like from the Moon

How people viewed the Moon before Apollo and Artemis

The geometry and physics behind the great American eclipse

NASA puts Earth's nearest neighbor, 'The Moon', within reach

What made the Moon? New ideas try to rescue a troubled theory

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

Researcher calculates temperature inside Moon to help reveal its inner structure

Formation of the Moon:

Making the Moon

Evolution of the Moon

The Moon was created in giant smashup

Scientists date Moon at 4.470 billion years

Alternative hypotheses for making the Moon

Scientists offer a new view of the Moon's formation

Study shows that Moon is older than previously thought

Collision that formed the Moon also brought Earth water

How the Moon formed inside a vaporized Earth Synestia

What was the shape of the Moon's ancient magnetic field?

Titanium paternity test fingers Earth as Moon's sole parent

New research eclipses existing theories on the Moon formation

Possible lava tube skylights discovered near the north-pole of the Moon

Mysterious gravity signatures are a window into the Moon's early history

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

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

The Moon's orbit:

Earth is 'massaging' our moon

Did early Earth spin on its side?   

New model explains the moon's weird orbit    

Tales of a tilting moon hidden in its polar ice

Why the Moon is getting further away from Earth 

Earth's moon wandered off axis billions of years ago 

The Moon's atmosphere & space weather:

Space weather on the Moon:

The Moon is electric - especially when it's full

Moon engulfed in permanent, lop-sided dust cloud

LRO spectrometer detects helium in Moon's atmosphere

A tenuous lunar ionosphere in the Earth's geomagnetic tail

Lunar volcanism produced a transient atmosphere around the Moon

The Moon's crust:

The Moon is rusting

How big is the Moon?

Moon's crust as fractured as can be

Earth's oldest rock found on the Moon

A facelift for te Moon every 81,000 years

Potential human habitat located on the Moon

Modeling early meteorite impacts on the Moon

Shrinking Moon may be generating moonquakes

The 1:2,500,000-scale geologic map of the Moon 

NASA spacecraft reveals recent geological activity on the Moon

Discovery of 50km cave raises hopes for human colonisation of the Moon

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

Volcanoes on the Moon:

Young volcanoes on the Moon

Magma is the key to the Moon's makeup

Extent of Moon's giant volcanic eruption is revealed

Mysterious 'Lunar swirls' point to Moon's volcanic past

impact craters:

Impact craters on the Moon    

Lunar impacts created seas of molten rock

Ancient asteroid impact exposes the Moon's interior

Ancient impact crater may hold clues to Moon's mantle

Mass anomaly detected under the Moon's largest crater

New research on Apollo samples refine Moon's impact history

Soil on the Moon:  

The bizarre sale of moon dust

Solar Storms Could 'Sandblast' the Moon

Moondust could cloud our lunar ambitions

Solar storms could spark soils at Moon's poles

Electric sparks may alter evolution of Lunar soil 

Pre-existing mineralogy may survive lunar impacts    

The Earth has sprayed the Moon with oxygen for billennia

The Moon's gravity:

GRAIL reveals a battered lunar history

An impactor origin for lunar magnetic anomalies   

GRAIL creates most accurate Moon gravity map

GRAIL mission solves solves mystery of Moon's surface gravity 

The Moon's magnetosphere:

Lunar dynamo's lifetime extended by at least 1 billion years

Magma ocean may be responsible for the Moon's early magnetic field

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

Water & ice on the Moon:

Ice confirmed at Moon's poles

Solar photons drive water off the moon

Cosmic rays alter chemistry of lunar ice

Origin of Moon's 'ocean of storms' revealed

Metamorphis of Moon's water ice explained 

Long suspected theory about the Moon holds water    

Asteroids found to be the Moon's main 'water supply'

Water on Moon, Earth came from same primitive meteorites

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

Solar wind particles likely source of water locked inside lunar soils

The significant atmosphere in lunar past suggests possible source of water on the Moon

Poles of the Moon:

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

Far side of the Moon:

What's on the far side of the Moon?

China's lander gives first look at Moon's farside

55-year old dark side of the moon mystery solved

Mineral resources of the Moon:

Moon mining rush ahead?

Why we should mine the moon

X-rays illuminate the interior of the Moon   

Pivot to the Moon: Apollo 2.0 or a Lunar business case?     

NASA bets on private companies to exploit moon's resources

Moon, Inc.: The New Zealand model of granting legal personality to natural resouces applied to space

Views of the Moon:

Tour of the Moon 4K

A narrated tour of the Moon

A new view of an ancient habitable planet

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

Earth's minimoons:

Earth's other moons

Where is Earth's submoon?

Earth is about to capture a minimoon

Did scientists confirm Earth's dust cloud satellites?

Earth's minimoons: opportunities for science & technology

Moon as a gateway to further space exploration:

Gateway's propulsion system testing throttles up