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Moon

A perpetual source of wonder since ancient times, the Moon still has so much to tell us about the solar system and our own world.

Investigate the only extraterrestrial body ever visited by humans. Thanks to 50 years of lunar exploration, we know a lot about its unique geology, dynamic history, and effects on Earth.

Science Channel
Lunar Lander

Lunar Lander

Just like the real lunar lander, this game version is hard to control and land. Can you avoid the boulder field and make a soft landing before you run out of fuel? More...

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PhET
I See a Full Moon Rising…and Shrinking…or Do I?

I See a Full Moon Rising…and Shrinking…or Do I?

Try this easy science project to investigate Emmert’s law, which explains why a full Moon appears bigger on the horizon than it does later at night when it’s higher in the sky. More...

Activity
Science Buddies
Evolution of the Moon

Evolution of the Moon

The violence of the early solar system is etched onto the Moon’s surface, giving us clues about our galaxy's history. See how the Moon evolved into the cratered satellite we see today. More...

Video
SSERVI
Lunar Geology

Lunar Geology

The Apollo astronauts discovered the moon's dark regions are smooth, low-lying plains and the light regions are hilly and full of craters. See what rocks and elements are common to each region. More...

Article
Windows to the Universe
Magnetized Moon Rock Points to Lunar Core’s Active Past

Magnetized Moon Rock Points to Lunar Core’s Active Past

A new study of an Apollo 11 lunar rock indicates that the Moon long sustained a convecting fluid core similar to Earth’s. What could have generated such a long-lasting lunar dynamo?
More...

Article
Scientific American
Moon 101

Moon 101

The Moon is 1/4 the size of Earth and a mere 240,000 miles away. Get details about the Moon’s phases, eclipses, age, origins, and more in this "crash course on lunar science." More...

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National Geographic
Apogee and Perigee of the Moon

Apogee and Perigee of the Moon

Depending on how far or close it is to Earth, the moon looks significantly smaller/bigger. The difference in gravitational pull between apogee and perigee also affects the tides. Get the details. More...

Article
MoonConnection.com
Huge Moon Crater’s Water Ice Supply Revealed

Huge Moon Crater’s Water Ice Supply Revealed

Researchers have long suspected that Shackleton’s crater may hold frozen water. New evidence proves that ice in the deep polar crater is a possibility, but scientists are not quite convinced. More...

Article
Space.com
Inflatable Lunar Habitat

Inflatable Lunar Habitat

In preparation for future missions to the Moon, NASA is designing lunar habitats for astronauts. Tour a model inflatable LunarHab. Could you live inside it? More...

Video
HowStuffWorks
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Gallery

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Gallery

NASA returned to the moon with Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) robotic mission. Check out this collection of 250+ photos to get an close-up view of the moon. More...

Images
NASA
Moon Zoo

Moon Zoo

Want to help classify images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter? Learn how you can participate in live science projects, including the Crater Survey and Boulder Wars. More...

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Moon Zoo
Planetary Scientist Profile: Brent Garry

Planetary Scientist Profile: Brent Garry

Meet a geologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center who studies volcanoes and lava flows on the Moon and Mars, as well as here on Earth. More...

Profile
NASA
LADEE

LADEE

The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer launched on September 6, 2013. Get the latest news on this robotic mission to gather information about the Moon's thin atmosphere and lunar dust. More...

Article
NASA
Moon Craters by Vanessa and Chris

Moon Craters by Vanessa and Chris

Want to create a moonscape and study the formation of craters? Try this simple investigation, which uses a cake pan, flour, cocoa powder, and marbles. More...

Activity
DragonflyTV
Pristine Moon Crater Could Help Unlock Impacts’ Secrets

Pristine Moon Crater Could Help Unlock Impacts’ Secrets

Compared to those on Earth, impact craters on the Moon are well preserved because they erode much more slowly. The young Linné crater is only about 10 million years old and largely untouched. More...

Video
Space.com
Space Exploration Quiz

Space Exploration Quiz

When did the Apollo program start, and end? Which of the program's 17 missions was the first to be successfully manned? Challenge yourself with this quiz. More...

Interactive
Discovery
The Apollo 15 Hammer-Feather Drop

The Apollo 15 Hammer-Feather Drop

What happens if you drop a hammer and a feather simultaneously? Do they hit the ground at the same time? What if you are on the Moon? Watch and find out! More...

Video
NASA

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