Lunar Surface


Earth’s Moon Earth's partner in its yearly trek around the...

Radio Programs

Moon and Antares Digging up some lunar history Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Moon and Spica Dipping up water on the Moon Saturday, April 4, 2015
Moon and Regulus Settling the dust on the Moon Wednesday, February 4, 2015
More Moon and Jupiter The Moon stays active Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Moon and Companions A brilliant presence in the night sky Friday, January 16, 2015
Lunar Giant A giant scar on the Moon’s backside Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Hailstorm The inner planets take a beating Monday, December 29, 2014
Moon and Companions Cracking the surface of the Moon Thursday, December 11, 2014
Moon and Mars Digging holes on other worlds Saturday, May 10, 2014
Moon and Regulus Beating up the surface of the Moon Sunday, December 22, 2013
Moon and Aldebaran Looking for a place to settle down Sunday, December 15, 2013
Moon and Aldebaran Building mountains on the Moon Monday, November 18, 2013
Moon and Antares Dusting off some moonrocks Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Water World Diving into lunar research Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Moon and Companions A bright highlight on the dark Moon Thursday, March 28, 2013
Moon and Jupiter III Mixing up some lunar water Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Moon and Jupiter Bright lights for Christmas Eve Monday, December 24, 2012
Moon and Regulus Brightening up the Moon Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Lunar Secrets New secrets from old moonrocks Tuesday, June 12, 2012
More Moon, Saturn, and Spica A celestial yin and yang Saturday, March 10, 2012
Moon and Mars Historic monuments on another world Thursday, February 9, 2012
Moon and Regulus Excavating a lunar crater Thursday, December 15, 2011
Moon and Mars Strolling on alien worlds Thursday, October 20, 2011
Hunter’s Moon Giving the Moon a two-faced appearance Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Lumpy Moon Measuring the Moon’s “lumpiness” Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Moon and Antares Kicking the Moon in the name of science Saturday, September 3, 2011
Apollo 15 Checking out a beautiful landscape Saturday, July 30, 2011
Making Moondust II Keeping out the moondust Thursday, June 23, 2011
Making Moondust A bit of the Moon right here on Earth Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Moon and Regulus A volcanic lunar layer cake Tuesday, May 10, 2011
More Moon and Venus Naming ancient volcanic basins Wednesday, March 30, 2011
More Apollo 14 Taking care of some lunar business Saturday, February 5, 2011
Lunar Swirls Swirling across a drab surface Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Twilight Zone Entering the lunar twilight zone Tuesday, January 11, 2011
More Moon and Jupiter Diving into a famous lunar "sea" Monday, January 10, 2011
Moon and Jupiter Filling up the lunar "seas" Thursday, September 23, 2010
Moon and Jupiter An experiment that could use a dust cloth Saturday, July 31, 2010
Moon, Regulus, and Saturn Punching into a lunar legend Sunday, February 28, 2010
Weekend Lineup Prospecting for water on two worlds Friday, February 26, 2010
Space Weathering IV Big results on a small scale Thursday, February 18, 2010
Space Weathering III Raining on the surface of the Moon Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Space Weathering II Doing a little gardening on the Moon Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Featured Images

Lunar Giant Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Possible origin of the Ocean of Storms
Cracks in the Moon Thursday, December 11, 2014
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter view on lunar north polar regions
Top o' the Moon Wednesday, March 19, 2014
GRAIL map of lunar surface gravity
Lunar Lumpiness Sunday, April 14, 2013
Lunar Orbiter view of Aristarchus crater
Bright Crater Thursday, March 28, 2013
Gravitational map of the Moon compiled by the GRAIL mission
Lunar Attraction Saturday, December 15, 2012
Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan drives his lunar rover
End of the Road Monday, December 10, 2012
Apollo 17 at the rim of Shorty Crater, December 1972
Back to the Moon(rocks) Monday, June 11, 2012
Artist's concept of GRAIL spacecraft measuring the Moon's gravitational field
Lunar Arrival Friday, December 30, 2011
2011 image of the Apollo 12 landing site, from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Still Standing Friday, September 9, 2011
Map of the Moon's gravitational field
Lunar Lumpiness Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Dust coats the spacesuit of Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan
Dirty Moonwalker Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Reiner Gamma, a prominent lunar swirl in the Ocean of Storms
Lunar Swirl Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Scars of Apollo Monday, March 29, 2010


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