Tagged: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Water on the Moon? - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Oct 27, 2020

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] The space news this week is largely focused on an announcement from NASA regarding the discovery of water on the Moon. Not liquid water – the lunar surface is far too cold for that – but apparently ice deposits in the surface layers in near-polar regions, and perhaps deeper below the surface too. Finding water … Read More

A new crater on the Moon - Out of Space

Duncan Steel May 21, 2019

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] The scar on the lunar surface produced when the Israeli space probe ‘Beresheet’ slammed into the Moon on April 11 has just been spotted using an orbiting NASA satellite.  Three nations have so far landed spacecraft on the Moon: the USA, the Soviet Union/Russia, and China. A fourth nation, Israel, has attempted to join this … Read More