The small fault scarps on Mercury greatly resemble similar small scarps observed on Earth's moon
Main Concept: Earth's moon
consists of rock, rocky debris, and dust.
Prof Wickramasinghe said moons, or more technically- termed satellites, tended to be captured objects and while the debate over the origin of the Earth's Moon
continues, the moons of the outer planets - and there are plenty of them - had certainly been captured in the past.
The idea of this work is not simply to debunk other theories on how Earth's moon
was created but to go to great lengths to prove why this particular theory is correct.
The mission will answer longstanding questions about Earth's moon
and provide scientists a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed.
The surface of Europa -- one of Jupiter's four largest moons and slightly smaller than Earth's moon
-- is riddled with cracks and ridges.
The "50 Years Ago" update in Notebook mentioned that Earth's moon
is accruing dust at a rate of about a millimeter every thousand years, about 10 times faster than scientists had previously thought (SN: 2/22/14, p.
ALABAMA (CyHAN)- A new model of how the Earth's moon
formed is challenging the idea that the early Earth was struck by a Mars-sized body, ejecting material that would become the moon.
NASA is or soon will be busy as well with visits on or around Mars, the Earth's moon
and a comet.
is a luminous silver-white charm--a gleaming, beckoning object, as well as an ancient symbol for that which is feminine.
Intended for young readers ages 4-7, Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 recounts the enthralling true story of the Apollo 11 spacecraft and the men who made history by walking on Earth's moon
If you want to leap like a superhero, Kakalios suggests a visit to Earth's moon
Titan is the second-largest moon in our solar system--about a third larger than Earth's moon
Io is smaller than Earth's moon
, has less gravity and a surface made up primarily of sulfur and sulfuric compounds, Bindschadler said.
It's only the fourth of its kind covering a planetary satellite; similar maps exist for Earth's moon
as well as Jupiter's moons Io and Callisto.