The atmosphere of the moon, called a surface boundary exosphere, is likely the same type of atmosphere found on many other planets.
The light, rugged highlands of the moon are called the "terrae."
Between 4.5 and 4.3 billion years ago, a giant object hit the moon near its south pole and formed the South Pole-Aitken Basin, one of the two largest proven impact basins in the solar system.
Two NASA LRO Videos: "Evolution of the Moon" and "A Tour of the Moon."
The ancient Chinese greeted solar eclipses by using noisemakers and by shooting arrows toward the heavens.
The moon's deepest craters are 4,500 m (15,000 feet). The South Pole-Aitken basin on the moon is an abyss that could engulf the United States from the East Coast through Texas.
Unlike past missions, LADEE will be using lasers instead of radio waves to communicate with mission control.
It would take 135 days to drive by car to the moon at 70 mph.
Did you know the largest impact basin in the Earth-moon system is the South-Pole-Aitken basin on the moon measuring 2,500 km in diameter?
The first human being walked on the moon on 20 July 1969.
The moon's surface is covered by a pile of rock fragments and dust called lunar regolith. The thickness of the regolith varies from about 5 m on mare surfaces to about 10 m on highland surfaces.
This close-up image of the lunar surface is from the Luna 9 lander in the Oceanus Procellarum. This is the first image from the surface of the moon.
In 1940, the Diana Project was the first experiment to successfully bounce radio signals off the moon.
Native Americans referred to February's full moon as "Snow Moon." This is due to the cold and snowy weather typically found during the month of February.
In 2009, orbiting spacecraft discovered water molecules on the moon.
There are two high tides and two low tides every day on every beach on Earth. This is due to the moon's pull.
Although three of the original Mercury 7 astronauts flew in the Apollo program, only one, Alan Shepard, walked on the moon. Shepard was the first American in space.
Many of us see a man in the moon -- a human face smiling down at us from the lunar surface. Scientists say the fact that we see a face may be the result of the rate at which the moon slowed down before becoming locked into its current orientation.
In 2009, a NASA team restored the first grainy video of Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon.
The moon is not round, but is in fact egg-shaped with the large end pointed towards Earth.
Did you know the moon is moving away from the Earth at a rate of 1.5 inches per year?
Linné crater is extremely young, and to a scientist's eye pretty close to perfect. Linné is a beautifully preserved young mare crater.
NASA's Planetary CSI: Crater Science Investigations: Linné Crater