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Our Mysterious, Magnificent Moon: A Lunar Reading List

Get to know our nearest celestial neighbor a little bit better with this curated guide, including what Moon rocks are still teaching us, how craters are named, and what the future holds for lunar exploration.

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The Moon isn‘t made of cheese; it‘s made of secrets. Despite being the only place in the Solar System outside of Earth where humans have set foot, we still have a lot to learn about our planet‘s only natural satellite. Explore what we know—and don't know—about the Moon with this curated collection of great articles about lunar research and history. Plus, the answer to the question, why do people say the Moon is made of cheese anyway?

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A Lunar Pandemic

Dagomar Degroot

In the 1960s, NASA went to huge expense to contain possible pathogens from the Moon. What can we learn from the attempt?

The Mood-Altering Power of the Moon

Linda Geddes

The idea that the lunar cycle can influence people’s behaviour dates back thousands of years, but has been largely dismissed by modern medicine. But new research suggests there may be some truth to these ancient theories.

On the Moon, Water Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink (Yet)

Joey Roulette

The moon lacks the bodies of liquid water that are a hallmark of Earth, but scientists say lunar water is more widespread than previously known, with water molecules trapped within mineral grains on the surface and more water perhaps hidden in ice patches residing in permanent shadows.