UH Mānoa Gets $3M to Find Subsurface Lunar Ice

UH Mānoa Gets $3M to Find Subsurface Lunar Ice

Clavius Crater on the Moon. Credit: NASA/USGS NASA has awarded $3 million to a team of five University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa scientists in support of a system that will search for widespread ice deposits beneath the lunar surface. The mission, called...

50 Year Anniversary of the First Image of the Earth from the Moon

The Earth from the Moon. Credit: NASA Fifty years ago, on August 23, 1966, NASA captured the first images of Earth from the moon. According to a story on Mashable.com, Lunar Orbiter 1 snapped the above photograph during a mission to locate potential landing spots for...

Picture Shows Geology of Saturn’s Moon Dione

Dione. Credit: NASA Dione reveals its past via contrasts in this view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The features visible here are a mixture of tectonics — the bright, linear features — and impact cratering — the round features, which are...

A Look at the First Humans to Drive on the Moon

The following photograph shows the first Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) on the Moon. Credit: NASA NASA’s Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin were the first humans to drive on the surface of the Moon 40 years ago on July 30, 1971. According to a recent...