There are a few theories about where Earth's moon
came from and how it managed to form.
How might Superman's strength change if he's visiting Earth's moon
or his home planet of Krypton?
EARTH MOON COLLISION: A new model of how the Earth's moon
formed is challenging the idea that the early Earth was struck by a Mars-sized body, ejecting material that would become the moon.
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft has provided researchers with the first orbital analysis of the giant asteroid Vesta, yielding new insights into its creation and relation to the terrestrial planets and Earth's moon
Galileo showed that material existence extended to the realm of the heavens, detecting mountains on the Earth's moon
and finding that heavenly bodies (specifically, Jupiter) could, like Earth, possess moons of their own.
He estimates that the satellite is eight times smaller than Earth's moon
But it is also the smallest of the planets--smaller even than the Earth's moon
The hours that Voyager I swept past each moon for the first time on March 5 and 6, 1979, dramatically revealed the true nature of Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, which have now been added to the planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars and Earth's moon
as important bodies inhabiting the Solar System.
contains enough frozen water to support a large, permanent human colony, jubilant space scientists announced Thursday.
The test will be conducted during an 18-day experiment on the ninth mission of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO 9, under 19 meters of water near Key Largo, Florida, in a habitat called Aquarius, which is analogous to a habitat that would house astronauts on the Earth's moon
While Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt visited Earth's Moon
for three days in December 1972, they drove their mission's Lunar Roving Vehicle 19.
A shield 30 to 50 meters across would enable the telescope to see a body as small as Earth's moon
orbiting a nearby star, Cash reported in the July 6, 2006 Nature.