The gravitational effects associated with the presence of the Moon and Sun cause cyclical deformation of the Earth’s mantle and wobbles in its rotation axis. This mechanical forcing applied to the whole planet causes strong..
A 3D cross section of the moon’s INFO HERE and resulting lunar polar wander.Credit: James Keane, U of Arizona A new study published today in Nature reports discovery of a rare event — that Earth’s moon slowly..
Chinese Academy of Sciences / China National Space Administration / The Science and Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration / Emily Lakdawalla More than two years after China’s lunar rover got away to a..
This image shows from left Paul Warren, Edward Young and Issaku Kohl. Young is holding a sample of a rock from the moon.Credit: Christelle Snow/UCLAClose The moon was formed by a violent, head-on collision between..
This artist’s rendering shows the collision of two planetary bodies. A collision like this is believed to have formed the moon within the first 150 million years after our solar system formed. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech A crucial..
It is not every day that such an interesting cloud photobombs your image. The original plan was to photograph a rare angular conjunction of Mars and Venus that occurred a week and a half ago, with the added bonus of a..
Venus, named for the Roman goddess of love, and Mars, the war god’s namesake, came together by moonlight in this lovely skyview, recorded on February 20 from Charleston, South Carolina, USA, planet Earth. Made in twilight with a..
Eight years ago, an evening sky held this lovely pairing of a young crescent Moon and brilliant Venus. Seen near the western horizon, the close conjunction and its wintry reflection were captured from Bolu, Turkey, planet..
We all know what the moon looks like from Earth. But what about the far side which we can’t normally see? This video answers that question. The far side of the moon is pretty different to the..
The world’s first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon. The photo was transmitted to Earth by the United States Lunar Orbiter I and received at the NASA tracking..