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NASA's official account about Earth's Moon. Our Moon is the entryway to our solar system and our universe. Come here for updates on the Moon and beyond.
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NASA Moon Aug 14
The August full Moon is known as the Sturgeon Moon. It also corresponds with the Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan, the Sri Lankan Nikini Poya holiday, and the Chinese Ghost Festival.
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NASA Moon Aug 13
Oh so close! This boulder, bigger than a bus, rolled down a slope in Antoniadi crater but stopped before it could plop into a small 100 foot (30 meter) wide crater. No hole-in-one ⛳️. It's unclear what caused the boulder to roll, perhaps a moonquake?
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NASA Aug 11
Named for the mythological Greek Moon goddess and twin of Apollo, will carry humanity back to the Moon — this time, for good — before we launch to Mars and to the unexplored beyond. Get the latest updates and more, straight to your inbox:
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NASA Moon Aug 9
We'll need more than sunscreen to shield astronauts from solar radiation when they next visit the Moon. The Moon doesn't have Earth's protective magnetic field so our scientists and engineers are working together to keep our astronauts safe.
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NASA Moon Aug 7
There and back again. We've all heard that it's not just about the destination. It's about the journey. We're going to the Moon - but how? Learn more about our travel plans to the Moon, Mars, and back to Earth.
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NASA Moon Aug 2
A new analysis of data from our Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and our MESSENGER spacecraft indicate that the Moon & Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, may contain significantly more water ice than previously thought! 🥤
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NASA Moon Aug 1
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NASA Moon Jul 31
Replying to @23windfield
The channel is nearly a mile (1.5 km) wide and 1300 ft (400 m) deep. On average, this makes it much smaller than both the Grand Canyon and the Mississippi River - which varies in width greatly along its path. Good question!
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NASA Moon Jul 30
48 years ago , landed in Hadley Rille on the Moon. At the time, we didn’t know what created the river-like channel. Thanks to collected samples, we learned those features were volcanic🌋 The astronauts' paths are imposed on the image. 👨‍🚀
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NASA Moon Jul 29
If you feel like you're melting in the heat wave on Earth, be glad you're not a Moon rock. Giordano Crater is filled with 'impact melt' - rock that literally melted because of the energy released during the collision that formed the crater💥
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NASA Moon Jul 26
Replying to @badersbusco @NASA
We estimate roughly 400,000 involved in the Apollo program.
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NASA Moon Jul 26
48 years ago , launched. 15 was the first mission to bring a rover to the Moon, which allowed the astronauts to travel 17.5 miles on the lunar surface. In comparison, the traverse is no bigger than a football field.
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Jim Bridenstine Jul 22
On the heels of the 50th Anniversary of , we’ve just issued a draft solicitation asking U.S. companies to help us develop the 21st century human landing system that will land the first woman and next man on the Moon in 2024. WE ARE GOING.
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NASA Moon Jul 25
50 years ago we went to the Moon with the program. Now, we go forward to the Moon with and a key difference? Sustainability. We need to design systems that can be reused, refueled, and refurbished in space.
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NASA Moon Jul 25
Our program plans to visit the Moon's south pole, where frozen water lies in dark craters - but new research indicates that this water might not be as static as we thought. The good news? This could benefit our human explorers.
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NASA Moon Jul 24
50 years ago the astronauts returned to Earth, carrying precious pieces of another world. The Apollo samples transformed our understanding of the Moon - for example we learned from these rocks that the Moon was once a piece of Earth!
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NASA Moon Jul 23
Replying to @thecarpenterkid
There was a camera attached to the outside of the lunar module
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NASA Moon Jul 23
Replying to @elynn0131
It used to! When the Moon first formed, it had a molten interior. Now, it has cooled so much that it's pretty solid. We do believe that the core has some partial melt.
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NASA Moon Jul 23
Replying to @Olukunlebusayo
The Moon is close by and relatively safe! It's only a few days journey. It takes about 9 months to travel to Mars, and Venus is a toxic atmosphere.
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NASA Jul 23
LIVE NOW: What science did astronauts do on the Moon and what are we still learning from the rocks they brought home to Earth? 🌎Watch our anniversary episode of Live to find out. Ask questions using
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