The first entirely new globe of the Moon's surface in more than 40 years

I don't think I've ever been been this excited about a globe in my life. Don't get me wrong, globes are great, but according to the folks over at Sky & Telescope Magazine, we've just reached a major milestone for Moon globes — what they claim is the first major update to a physical lunar likeness in more than forty… » 4/10/12 2:59pm 4/10/12 2:59pm

Witness the Moon's breathtaking 4.5-billion-year evolution in less than …

When we gaze up at the Moon, we expect a certain degree of consistency. Sure, it moves through its phases, shifting in and out of darkness over the course of the month, but generally speaking, the Moon's surface looks the same to us — night after night, year after year. But the Moon has not always looked the way it… » 3/14/12 1:20pm 3/14/12 1:20pm

The Most Beautiful Video of the Moon We've Seen in Ages

Unless you're an astronaut, we're willing to bet that you have never seen the Moon depicted as stunningly as it is here. For close to three years now, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been snapping high resolution photos of the Moon's surface. Now, the Goddard Visualization Studio has used those images to… » 3/02/12 3:23pm 3/02/12 3:23pm

Evidence of extraterrestrial life could be sitting on the Moon at this …

When you consider the utter vastness of space, it isn't hard to accept that, somewhere out there, extraterrestrial life probably exists. That being said, one can just as soon reason that the Universe is so immense, the odds of us actually finding evidence for the existence of alien organisms are probably pretty slim.… » 12/28/11 7:00am 12/28/11 7:00am