GRAIL

That Explains a Lot. The Moon’s Largest Crater has a Chunk of Metal Embedded in it That’s 5 Times Bigger than the Big Island of Hawaii

One of the largest craters in the Solar System is on our Moon. It's called the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin…

2 years ago

GRAIL Data Points To Possible Lava Tubes On The Moon

Using data provided by NASA's GRAIL mission, researchers from Purdue University have found more evidence of buried lava tubes on…

6 years ago

There Could Be Lava Tubes on the Moon, Large Enough for Whole Cities

Every year since 1970, astronomers, geologists, geophysicists, and a host of other specialists have come together to participate in the…

7 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 361: Modern Women: Maria Zuber

Maria Zuber is one of the hardest working scientists in planetary science, being a part of six different space missions…

7 years ago

Moon’s Blotchy Near Side Has Bigger Craters Than Expected

The familiar blotches that make up "the man in the moon", from the vantage point of Earth, happened because the…

8 years ago

Moon’s Variable Gravity Came From Ancient Impacts

The moon's gravity has been a headache ever since the Apollo era. Areas of "mass concentration" or mascons, discovered in…

9 years ago

New Video Shows the GRAIL MoonKAM’s Final Looks at the Moon

As a fond farewell, here are some of the final images taken by the GRAIL MoonKAM educational cameras on board…

9 years ago

End of Mission: GRAIL Spacecraft Impact a Mountain on the Moon

The planned path of the GRAIL spacecrafts' final orbit. Credit: NASA "So long, Ebb and Flow, and we thank you,"…

9 years ago