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Lunar Surface


Earth’s Moon February 19, 2016

Featured Images

A moonrock found in Antarctica in 1994

Moonrocks September 21, 2020

Sea of Crises

Dry Sea August 1, 2020

Ocean of Storms on the Moon

Dry Ocean January 12, 2020

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter view of Shackleton crater at lunar south pole

Reconnoitering the Moon June 23, 2019

Hidden Moon January 16, 2019

gravity map of a portion of the Moon

Lumpy Moon June 22, 2018

A panorama of the landing site around Surveyor 7

Last Surveyor January 9, 2018

Apollo 16 image of the lunar farside

Far Moon July 2, 2017

Lunar Orbiter 1 views of Earthrise over the Moon

First Earthrise August 18, 2016

Lunar Giant December 30, 2014

Possible origin of the Ocean of Storms

Cracks in the Moon December 11, 2014

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter view on lunar north polar regions

Top o' the Moon March 19, 2014

GRAIL map of lunar surface gravity

Lunar Lumpiness April 14, 2013

Lunar Orbiter view of Aristarchus crater

Bright Crater March 28, 2013

Gravitational map of the Moon compiled by the GRAIL mission

Lunar Attraction December 15, 2012

Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan drives his lunar rover

End of the Road December 10, 2012

Apollo 17 at the rim of Shorty Crater, December 1972

Back to the Moon(rocks) June 11, 2012

Artist's concept of GRAIL spacecraft measuring the Moon's gravitational field

Lunar Arrival December 30, 2011

2011 image of the Apollo 12 landing site, from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Still Standing September 9, 2011

Map of the Moon's gravitational field

Lunar Lumpiness September 6, 2011

Dust coats the spacesuit of Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan

Dirty Moonwalker June 22, 2011

Reiner Gamma, a prominent lunar swirl in the Ocean of Storms

Lunar Swirl January 12, 2011

Scars of Apollo March 29, 2010

Radio Programs

Lunar Meteorites Picking up pieces of the Moon September 21, 2020

Moon and Antares Shifting the Moon’s weight August 25, 2020

Moon and Planets Filling an ancient lunar crater August 1, 2020

Moon and Antares Softening the lunar landscape March 14, 2020

Moon and Companions A bit of color for the Moon January 19, 2020

Moon and Regulus A giant “ocean” on the dry Moon January 12, 2020

Moon and Saturn A special night for Moon-watching October 5, 2019

Learning Secrets Tapping into the secrets of the Moon July 23, 2019

LRO Sharp eyes on the Moon June 23, 2019

Moon and Spica The Moon’s thin atmosphere March 21, 2019

Moon and Companions The Moon’s “lumpy” gravity June 22, 2018

Moon and Spica Slithering across the Moon February 4, 2018

X-Ray Astronomy III Heating up a pancake January 9, 2018

Moon and Companions Gassing up a lunar atmosphere December 13, 2017

Moon Watching A special night for moonwatching October 28, 2017

Moon and Companions Getting close to two north poles August 29, 2017

Moon and Companions The jumbled-up “dark” side of the Moon July 1, 2017

Moon and Venus Weather on the surface of the Moon May 20, 2017

Moon and Saturn Light and dark on the lunar surface April 15, 2017

Explosive Debris Heavy “rains” from exploding stars August 22, 2016

Lunar Orbiter 1 Mapping the surface of the Moon August 18, 2016

Surveyor 1 A lunar lander that didn’t sink from sight June 2, 2016

Moon and Aldebaran Diving into a famous lunar “sea” March 13, 2016

Moon and Spica Filling a lunar “ocean” January 29, 2016