A recent discovery by scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) found traces of iron isotopes in samples from the moon, similar to those found on our ocean floor, leading them to believe that it came from the same supernova explosion.
That magnetic moon, that big pizza pie -- is affecting rainfall on Earth as well as the already-known tidal functions.
In the dark polar night, when the moon appears over the horizon, things happen. That is, the huge mass of tiny marine life, or zooplankton, take on a migration in order not to be viewed by their light-seeing predators.
Corals release their eggs and sperm based on photosynthetic cues provided by moonlight. However, when artificial light pollution interferes with natural light, corals fail to spawn. This could have serious impacts on threatened reefs.
Researchers say that a 47-mile wide mound in a huge crater on the moon's south pole has a volcanic past. It's a pretty lively one, too.
In evidence of great antagonism in the past, researchers from MIT have found that asteroid marks on the moon go much deeper beneath the surface than ever known. This will indicate much to us going forward, about solar system history.
While it isn't abnormal for either a total lunar eclipse or a supermoon to occur, it is rare for them to occur together. Sept. 27 will mark the first time in over thirty years that these planetary events will coincide. Get ready to howl.
It's no secret that Titan is spotted with lakes and even seas of liquid methane. And while the seas of this moon have their own magic, it was the lakes that always had experts scratching their heads. Unlike with craters and glacial paths on Earth, the formation of lakes on Titan was a complete mystery, until now.
Scientists have recently discovered that the Moon is engulfed in a permanent, lopsided dust cloud that could affect future space travel, a new study says.
Two of Pluto's moons, Nix and Hydra, are wobbling unpredictably in some kind of "cosmic dance," according to new data discovered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, adding more mystery to this former planet.
Jupiter's moon Europa has in recent years given scientists hope that it harbors conditions suitable for life, so in a bid to explore this possibility further, on Tuesday, NASA chose nine high-tech instruments for a mission to search for life on this mysterious icy world.
Well, not yet, but that is the direction that scientists are headed. "Cloudy for the morning, turning to clear with scorching heat in the afternoon," may soon apply not just to typical late-summer days on Earth, but also to planets located outside our solar system, according to a new study.
Titan is one heck of a mysterious world. As the largest moon orbiting Saturn, this heavenly body plays host to a murky, dense atmosphere and vast seas of methane. These seas even contain "disappearing islands" - strange floating objects that appear and disappear randomly. Another mystery was the origin of its dunes - towering formations that the gentle wind of Titan could not have possibly created. Now, researchers have finally identified the true dune creator.
The Moon: it's a heavenly body of changing faces and meaning. It's commonly associated with horror, romance, and above all, mystery. And even answers concerning how it came to be have remained unknown... until now.
Not too long ago, scientists on the hunt for habitable worlds and extraterrestrial life would have said that the best bet is to look for where there is water. However, they now understand that this sole condition really doesn't do much to narrow things down, as the Universe may very well be awash with the stuff.