NASA confirms there's helium in the Moon's atmosphere. But where did it come from?

When astronauts from the Apollo 17 mission landed on the Moon in 1972, one of their mission objectives was to analyze the tenuous atmosphere using the Lunar Atmosphere Composition Experiment, a mass spectrometer (with a shape and appearance weirdly reminiscent of a modern day printer/scanner combo) designed to detect… »8/17/12 7:13pm8/17/12 7:13pm

India’s First Lunar Mission Proves a Smashing Success

India has officially landed on the moon. Today, the Indian Space Research Organisation advanced its first deep space mission, Chandrayaan-1, by releasing its Moon Impact Probe, which successfully crash landed near the moon’s south pole and opened an exciting new chapter in Asia’s space exploration.ISRO reports that at… »11/14/08 5:28pm11/14/08 5:28pm