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The phases of the far side of the Moon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2016/04/28 10:50 CDT | 4 comments

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

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Preparing for the Journey to the Moon, Mars and Beyond

Posted by Deepak Dhingra on 2015/10/21 10:03 CDT | 1 comments

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.

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Through a Glass, Darkly

Posted by Bill Dunford on 2014/01/13 12:46 CST | 5 comments

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

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Swan Song

Posted by Bill Dunford on 2013/09/25 03:51 CDT | 16 comments

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

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LPSC: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter results

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/03/08 02:17 CST

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.

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Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 14: The Moon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/14 11:09 CST

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

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/11/03 03:46 CST

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.

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Window onto an abyss: Cave skylight on the Moon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/10/20 02:01 CDT

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.

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Gorgeous Kaguya image of Cabeus crater; where to watch impact

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/10/09 06:16 CDT

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

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/05/12 04:01 CDT

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

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