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'Man In The Moon' Mystery Finally Solved

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.03.2014 | Science

"How many people have looked up at the moon and wondered what produced the pattern we see -- let me tell you, I’ve wanted to solve that one!" Tha...

Backgrounding Apollo and Beyond: The GRAIL Mission at 2+ Years

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.01.2014 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of March 31, 2014 One of the exciting things about living in the Boston area is that the high number of colleges and universities means I'm al...

SPLAT: Twin NASA Spacecraft Crash Into Moon

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 02.16.2013 | Science

PASADENA, Calif. — A pair of NASA spacecraft crashed into a mountain near the moon's north pole on Monday, bringing a deliberate end to a missio...

An Interview With GRAIL Principal Investigator Maria Zuber, Part 2: 'Something No One Else Has Ever Known'

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 01.14.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

"There's no doubt that the biggest adrenaline rush was the launch. There's nothing like launching your own rocket."

An Interview With GRAIL Principal Investigator Maria Zuber, Part 1: 'The Adventures of Ebb and Flow'

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 01.13.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Back in September, when I went to hear Dr. Charles Elachi speak, I ran into Maria Zuber, the top scientist on the GRAIL mission, and asked her if it would be possible to meet up and do an interview.

NASA Crowd-Sources New Name For Space Probes

Posted 01.18.2012 | Science

NASA may have been able to send a man to the moon and a car-sized rover to Mars, but when it came to naming their new Lunar probes, they had to turn t...

NASA Kicks Off 2012 With New Moon Mission

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- The cruise to the moon took 3 1/2 months and covered 2 1/2 million miles – far longer than the direct three-day flight by Apollo ...

NASA Probes Travel 2.5 Million Miles

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 03.02.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — NASA kicked off the new year with a pair of probes circling the moon in the latest mission to understand how Earth's closest neigh...

Engineers Hold Breath As Spacecraft Enter Moon's Orbit

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- The moon has come a long way since Galileo first peered at it through a telescope. Unmanned probes have circled around it and landed on...