• December 24, 2009
To those of you who celebrate the holiday, merry Christmas! I hope Santa was good to you.
• December 14, 2009
The Moon is the most familiar of the objects in the heavens.
• November 13, 2009
I just posted a story on the announcement today that LCROSS definitely found lots of water in the spectra from their October 9 impact.
• November 10, 2009
Heads up! ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is approaching for its last flyby of Earth, on Friday, November 13.
• November 03, 2009
Yesterday, the Japanese space agency announced the public release of the data from the primary mission of the Kaguya (a.k.a. SELENE) lunar orbiter.
• October 28, 2009
The LROC team posted today a new image of the Apollo 17 landing site, captured after Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter had gotten in to its 50-kilometer mapping orbit, so this is much more detailed than the previous view.
• October 20, 2009
This just in: researchers on JAXA's Kaguya lunar orbiter have discovered an open pit on the Moon that is likely a window onto a sublunar world -- a skylight into a subsurface cavern.
• October 13, 2009
Advance warning: this entry may be a little technical for some.
• October 10, 2009
The Palomar Observatory adaptive optics image of the crater Cabeus remains the best I've seen from ground-based telescopes of the LCROSS impact site.
• October 09, 2009
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner team just released some preliminary views of their data taken during the LCROSS impact, which clearly shows the thermal signature from the crash into the Moon.
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