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  • Moonquakes

    2006Sept. 20, 2011

    NASA Astronautsare going back to The Moonand when they get there they may need quake-proof housing. The Moonis shaking with "shallow moonquakes" that researchers don't fully understand.

  • Solar Minimum has Arrived

    2006April 6, 2011

    Something's happening on the sun: all the sunspots have vanished. Solar physicists say this is a sign that solar minimum has arrived.

  • Bizarre Lunar Orbits

    2006April 6, 2011

    Mysterious concentrations of mass in the Moon's ancient lava seas disturb the orbits of Moon-circling spacecraft. NASA is taking these "mascons" into account as the agency prepares to return to the Moon.

  • Magnetic Moondust

    2006Sept. 20, 2011

    Researchers have discovered something odd about fine-powdered moondust--it's magnetic. This raises the possibility that magnets could be used for dust abatement when Astronautsreturn to the moon.

  • A Meteoroid Hits the Moon

    2006April 6, 2011

    Last month, astronomers watched a meteoroid blast a hole in the lunar Sea of Clouds. Their video of the event is a must-see.

  • The X-ray Transit of Mercury

    2006April 6, 2011

    Using a high-resolution X-ray telescope, Japan's new Hinode spacecraft captured some unique and beautiful images of last week's Transit of Mercury.

  • The Sky is Falling

    2006April 6, 2011

    Every day The Moonis hit by a surprising number of meteoroids. NASA researchers are poking through old Apollo data to find out if these projectiles pose a threat to future explorers.

  • Crash Landing on the Moon

    2006April 6, 2011

    At the dawn on the Space Age, the first spaceship to reach The Mooncrashed. Forty-seven years later, NASA plans to do it again.

  • Apollo Chronicles: Jack Skis the Moon

    2006April 6, 2011

    The ski report is out of this world: clear skies, no wind and deep powder. We're talking about the moon.

  • Breathing Moonrocks

    2006Sept. 20, 2011

    The Moonhas plentiful oxygen for future astronauts. It's lying on the ground. NASA researchers have developed a device that can extract breathable oxygen from lunar soil.