NASA's GRAIL Mission returns jaw-dropping maps of the Moon, unprecedented findings

Not since we laid eyes on these stunning, Jackson Pollock-esque astrogeological maps have we seen lunar cartography this gorgeous. These colorful, remarkably detailed maps of the Moon's surface are just some of the early data collected by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission — findings… » 12/06/12 10:30am 12/06/12 10:30am

NASA gears up for its journey to the center of the Moon

NASA's on a mission to uncover the secrets of the Moon's formation, and they'll have to journey to its core to do it. But there wont be any drilling on this expedition. Instead, the agency will employ two identical, orbiting spacecraft — dubbed GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B — to take precise measurements of the Moon's… » 12/30/11 3:30pm 12/30/11 3:30pm