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Researchers Model Source of Eruption on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

On Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, powerful eruptions may spew into space, raising questions among hopeful astrobiologists on Earth: What would blast out from miles-high...

Mars Plays Shepherd to Our Moon’s Long-Lost Twin

An international team of planetary scientists, led by astronomers at AOP, have found an asteroid trailing behind Mars with a composition very similar to...

Looking for Pieces of Venus? Try the Moon

A growing body of research suggests the planet Venus may have had an Earth-like environment billions of years ago, with water and a thin...

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 Moon. That’s according to...

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

Life on Earth would not be possible without the Moon; it keeps our planet’s axis of rotation stable, which controls seasons and regulates our...

Gardening by the Different Moon Phases

People usually plant their gardens by taking into account the seasons. In recent times, gardening by Moon phases has been getting popular with many...

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

Back in 1972, NASA sent their last team of astronauts to the Moon in the Apollo 17 mission. These astronauts brought Moon dust and...

Research Sheds Light on the Moon’s Dark Craters

The next wave of robots to fly to Mars in 2020 could offer scientists an unprecedented understanding of Earth's closest neighboring planet. But there...

Moon Rocks Help Form New Picture of Early Moon and Earth

Most people only ever encounter rubidium as the purple color in fireworks, but the obscure metal has helped two University of Chicago scientists propose...

Moon Glows Brighter Than Sun in Images From NASA’s Fermi

If our eyes could see high-energy radiation called gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun! That’s how NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has...

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