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  • The 2008 Great Moonbuggy Race

    2008April 6, 2011

    Contestants in NASA's 15th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race have crossed the finish line. And the winner is.... Read today's story to find out who crashed and who triumphed in the adventurous competition.

  • Moondust and Duct Tape

    2008Sept. 20, 2011

    Going to the Moon? Don't forget your duct tape. Thirty-six years ago when Apollo 17 Astronautsfound themselves a quarter million miles from home with a damaged moonbuggy, a roll of "good old fashioned American gray tape" saved the day.

  • New Radar Maps of the Moon

    2008April 6, 2011

    New high-resolution radar maps of the Moon's south pole reveal a fantastic land with peaks as high as Mt. McKinley and crater floors four times deeper than the Grand Canyon.

  • Who's Orbiting the Moon?

    2008April 6, 2011

    Do you know who's orbiting the moon? The answer might surprise you. Find out in today's story from Science@NASA.

  • Lunar Leonid Strikes

    2006April 6, 2011

    The Moonis getting hit by meteoroids more often than anyone expected. That's the tentative conclusion of astronomers who recently saw two Leonids hit The Moonand explode.

  • Novarupta

    2006Sept. 20, 2011

    Climate scientists are learning new things from an old and very powerful Alaskan volcano: Novarupta.

  • Lunar Dust Buster

    2006Sept. 20, 2011

    NASA researchers have built a device that picks up moondust and takes it for a ride on an electrodynamic wave--like a surfer on the ocean. Their invention could come in handy when Astronautsreturn to the Moon.

  • Good News and a Puzzle

    2006Sept. 20, 2011

    Earth's ozone layer appears to be on the road to recovery, but the reasons why aren't fully understood.

  • The Mysterious Smell of Moondust

    2006Sept. 20, 2011

    Long after the last Apollo astronaut left the moon, a mystery lingers: Why does moondust smell like gunpowder?

  • Big Air on the Moon

    2006Sept. 20, 2011

    Olympic aerialist and gold medal winner Eric Bergoust discusses the wonderful possibilities of ski-jumping on the moon.