Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August 31, Blue Moon

Image from Butter Funk
Next August 31, 2008 will be the second full Moon in a calendar month, a so called "Blue Moon".

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

There's Helium In Moon's Atmosphere

 Image credit: UniverseToday.com

The discovery that the Moon has a tenuous atmosphere composed primarily of helium was made by LACE (Lunar Atmosphere Composition Experiment) a mass spectrometer used by the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, and these days the NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter confirmed the discovery.

It is not yet clear whether the helium is originate from inside the Moon or from an external source like the solar wind or is just "captured" by the Lunar gravity, but in anyway this is another discovery about the Earth natural satellite confirmed in the last days.

An article published at NBCNEWS explain the report with more details. You can read the entire article HERE.

Moon Master: An Easy Quiz for Lunatics

Image credit: Midnight Martian

If you are "Lunatic" and you also like quiz, I just found this nice and easy quiz Moon on Space.com. In about 5 min you can check out your level of knowledge about the Moon.

Here you go: Moon Master: An Easy Quiz for Lunatics