It‘s always in the sky. Countries and businesses around the world are eyeing it with economic hopes and dreams. It‘s the moon. But what is it, anyway? Glad you asked. Here‘s everything you could possibly want to know about the moon.
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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Lunar samples are a time capsule. Scientists say we should go back for more.
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.
Five researchers who are shaking up lunar exploration.
Suppose the moon was a cube instead of a sphere. What would the phases of the moon look like as seen from Earth?
Taking a good picture of our little satellite pal is harder than it seems, but a little prep makes a big difference.