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The discovery of ice deposits in craters scattered across the Moon’s south pole has helped to renew interest in exploring the lunar surface, but no one is sure exactly when or how that ice got there. A new study suggests that while a majority of those deposits are likely billions of years old, some may be more recent.
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50 years ago, Apollo 12 launched to the Moon!
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As NASA looks forward to putting the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, a public engagement program designed to increase awareness of lunar science and exploration celebrates its 10th year on Oct. 5.
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During a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Aug. 22, astronaut Nick Hague debuted the Artemis program identity in space.
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Artemis, named after the twin sister of Apollo who is also the Goddess of the Moon and the hunt, encompasses all of our efforts to return humans to the Moon – which will prepare us and propel us on to Mars.
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In commemoration of NASA’s 50th anniversary of the lunar landing and in celebration of September’s National Literacy Month, McDonald’s and Peanuts partnered to create space-themed toys and STEM-focused books.
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To safely navigate the heliosphere, NASA scientists and missions have been mapping the region for decades. Recent results are helping us engineer a safe path for future space explorers abroad.
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To train future explorers to support NASA’s mission to return to the Moon’s surface, scientists use similar environments found on the Earth.
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In the darkest and coldest parts of its polar regions, a team of scientists has directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the Moon’s surface.
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