okt 152012
Solar Wind Delivers Water to the Moon and other Solar System Bodies

  Three years ago University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers helped to discover water on the surface of the Moon. Now, they are piecing together the origin of that water: solar wind. This microscope image shows a grain of agglutinate glass similar to those analyzed in the lunar surface-water study reported in Nature Geoscience. The specimen [continue reading]

jun 132012
Nanoparticles Explain Weird Lunar Soil Behaviour

  A stunning discovery by QUT soil scientist Marek Zbik of nano particles inside bubbles of glass in lunar soil could solve the mystery of why the moon’s surface topsoil has many unusual properties. 3D image obtained using Transmission X-Ray Microscope (TXM), shown here as the anaglyph, reveals fine structure within vesicle in the lunar [continue reading]