For the volcanic crater in Nevada, see Lunar Crater National Natural Landmark.
... Galileo built his first telescope in late 1609, and turned it to the Moon for the
first time on November 30, ... Cr...
These features are permanent, and it was therefore obvious that the Moon
always ... The medieval followers of Aristotle, first in the Islamic world and then in
Christian .... Sources: For pre-telescopic theories about the Moon's appearance,
In this final issue of the year, we consider the Moon's alien surface features, (so ...
we see their quick fiery trails as meteors (sometimes called "shooting stars"). ....
From 1959 (when the Luna 1 probe made the first flyby of the Moon) until 1976 ...
The first scientist to study the Moon's features in detail was Galileo who observed
it with a telescope.
There is a long list of ancient and modern lunar observers and scientists with
interesting personalities ... He made the first serious attempt to name lunar
The far side of the moon was first observed by humans in 1959 when the
unmanned Soviet ... Also, from any spot on the moon (except on the far side of
the moon where you cannot see the Earth), the Earth would ... Scientists don't
know why this is so. .... A page of flags from around the world that feature a
Jul 16, 2015 ... You can see it in the upper left corner of the inset in the image above. ...
Scientists 'stumped' by odd geologic feature on Pluto's moon Charon ... The first
batch of observations from New Horizons' close brush with the Pluto ...
Oct 1, 2014 ... Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is ... "When we first
saw it in the Grail data, we were struck by how big it was, ... "No-one ever thought
you'd see a square or a rectangle on this scale on any planet.
Jul 1, 2014 ... The side of the Moon facing the Earth (left) is very different than the side facing
away (right). ... side, as you can see from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
image above. ... That question has bugged planetary scientists for decades. ...
The first idea, which came out a few years ago, is that the impact which ...
Jul 15, 2013 ... Sure, the phase changes, but the actual features on the Moon always look the ...
the North Star, you'd see that the Moon actually does rotate on its axis. ... This
hemisphere of the Moon was finally first observed by the Soviet Luna 3 ... to
planetary scientists, but it's possible that a second Moon crashed into...