Posts Tagged: Lunar

Sarah Noble: NASA Moon Study Seeks to Understand Earth’s Neighbors

A NASA probe designed to gather information about the moon’s atmosphere reached its planned orbit on Wednesday. Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer will circle the moon once every two hours for 100 days to help scientists examine the lunar dust environment, NASA said Thursday. “A thorough understanding of the characteristics of our lunar neighbor… Read more »

Space Agency Enlists Johns Hopkins to Spearhead Moon, Asteroid Research

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will lead a study into the surfaces of asteroids and the moon for NASA as the agency aims to explore those areas with humans and robots. The five-year initiative aims to build on APL’s previous Lunar Science Institute project for NASA that sought to learn more about the geology… Read more »

NASA’s LADEE Probe Enters Lunar Orbit

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer has started to orbit around the moon this week and has been protected from effects of the government shutdown, reports. Miriam Kramer writes LADEE made three elliptical orbits around the Earth, then moved into a higher orbit after each lap around the planet. The moon’s gravity took… Read more »