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November 28, 2015
SwRI scientists explain why moon rocks contain fewer volatiles than Earth's
Boulder CO (SPX) Nov 10, 2015
Scientists at Southwest Research Institute combined dynamical, thermal, and chemical models of the Moon's formation to explain the relative lack of volatile elements in lunar rocks. Lunar rocks closely resemble Earth rocks in many respects, but Moon rocks are more depleted in volatile elements like potassium, sodium, and zinc, which tend to have lower boiling points and vaporize readily. "Explaining the Moon's volatile depletion has been a long-standing mystery, and yet it is a key piece of eviden ... read more
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Gaia's sensors scan a lunar transit
Located 1.5 million km from the Earth, ESA's Gaia spacecraft is scanning the sky to conduct the most detailed census of stars in our Galaxy. However, on 6 November, it will be perfectly placed to wi ... more

Russian moon mission would need 4 Angara-A5V launches
Organizing for Russian cosmonauts to fly to the Moon will require four launches of Angara-?5V heavy-class carrier rockets during the initial stage of the mission, head of Russia's Energia space corp ... more

Study reveals origin of organic matter in Apollo lunar samples
A team of NASA-funded scientists has solved an enduring mystery from the Apollo missions to the moon - the origin of organic matter found in lunar samples returned to Earth. Samples of the lunar soi ... more
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All-female Russian crew starts Moon mission test
Six Russian women on Wednesday clambered into a mock spaceship to begin a unique experiment testing how an all-female crew would interact on a trip to the Moon and back. ... more


Russia touts plan to land a man on the Moon by 2029
A manned lunar landing by Russian cosmonauts is planned for 2029, the head of the Russian Space Agency Energia said Tuesday. "A manned flight to the moon and lunar landing is planned for 2029, ... more

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Watch worn by US astronaut on Moon sells for $1.6 mn
An exceptionally rare watch worn by an American astronaut on the Moon which bears remnants of lunar material has sold for more than $1.6 million, a US auction house said Friday. ... more

Europe-Russia Lunar mission will make them friends again
Despite the current freeze in relations between Russia and the West, the European Space Agency (ESA) and its Russian counterpart, Roscosmos, plan to launch a probe to the Moon's southern pole to loo ... more
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Mound near lunar south pole formed by unique volcanic process
A giant mound near the Moon's south pole appears to be a volcanic structure unlike any other found on the lunar surface, according to new research by Brown University geologists. The formation ... more

Lunar Pox
The pockmarked landscape captured in this image from ESA's SMART-1 mission is the surface of our Moon. Some of the many craters scattered across the lunar surface are clearly visible, records of the ... more

Asteroids found to be the moon's main 'water supply'
Water reserves found on the moon are the result of asteroids acting as "delivery vehicles" and not of falling comets as was previously thought. Using computer simulation, scientists from MIPT and th ... more
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California-based space exploration startup Moon Express has signed a deal with Rocket Lab to commence a series of lunar launches starting in 2017. ... more

Russian scientist hope to get rocket fuel, water, oxygen from Lunar ice
Russian scientists are currently studying lunar ice, hoping to get hydrogen rocket fuel, water and oxygen from the moon, Igor Mitrofanov from the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) told Radio Sputnik ... more
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