Scientists rethink old ideas about the moon
The moon holds a frozen record of the early history of the solar system, and understanding the details of its formation and composition may provide valuable insight.
(Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)
THE BIG PICTURE
Lunar eclipse of December 10, 2011
- The longest lunar eclipse in over ten years animated the night sky on December 10. Viewers in Asia had the best view of the total eclipse, while those watching in Europe saw part of it at moonrise, and North Americans caught part of it as the moon set. The next total eclipse will occur in 2014. (27 photos total)
Orbiters’ mission to moon set for 2d try
- CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - High wind forced NASA yesterday to delay the launch of twin spacecraft destined for the moon, the first mission dedicated to measuring lunar gravity.