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New Gems from the Moon

Bill Dunford • October 10, 2016

More than seven years after the end of its mission, JAXA has released the entire data set from Kaguya's HDTV cameras.

The phases of the far side of the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • April 28, 2016

Serbian artist Ivica Stošić used Clementine and Kaguya data to give a glimpse of the phases of the lunar farside.

Preparing for the Journey to the Moon, Mars and Beyond

Deepak Dhingra • October 21, 2015

Deepak Dhingra reports on a planetary analog field trip exploring a very young volcanic terrain in Idaho at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.

Through a Glass, Darkly

Bill Dunford • January 13, 2014

When sent from deep space, even imperfect images can inform and amaze.

Swan Song

Bill Dunford • September 25, 2013

The final moments of a lunar orbiter, as told in a song composed by the moon itself.

LPSC: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter results

Emily Lakdawalla • March 08, 2010

A week later and I am finally getting to the mountains of notes I took on Moon-related talks I saw at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) held in Houston last week.

Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 14: The Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • December 14, 2009

The Moon is the most familiar of the objects in the heavens.

Data from Kaguya's prime mission to the Moon has been released

Emily Lakdawalla • 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.

Window onto an abyss: Cave skylight on the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • 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.

Gorgeous Kaguya image of Cabeus crater; where to watch impact

Emily Lakdawalla • October 09, 2009

I'm back online and ready to watch LCROSS smash into the Moon this morning!

What's up in the solar system for the week of May 12

Emily Lakdawalla • May 12, 2008

It's time to check in on what's going on with our trusty robots around the solar system.

astronaut on Phobos
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