- Habitable moons. LePage, Andrew J. // Sky & Telescope;Dec98, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p50
Discusses factors that would make a moon ideally habitable. Appreciable atmosphere; Maintenance of geologic activity; Length of day; Problems of eccentricity.
- The Straight Story on Linear Rilles. Wood, Charles A. // Sky & Telescope;Oct2005, Vol. 110 Issue 4, p62
Offers a look at the geologic processes that gave rise to linear rilles on the Earth's moon. Location of the moon's Ariadaeus rille; Comparison of depressions on the noon and on the Earth; Volcanic features of lunar rilles.
- The Whole of the Moon. Wood, Charles A. // Sky & Telescope;May2004, Vol. 107 Issue 5, p70
Studies the characteristics of the Earth's Moon. Size of the Moon; Comparison of the Moon with other satellites in the solar system; Theories about the origin of the Moon; Information about the early solar system learned by scientists from studying the Moon.
- The Origin of the Moon. Taylor, Stuart Ross // American Scientist;Sep/Oct87, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p469
Traces the origin of the moon. Features peculiar to the moon; Comparison of the earth-moon system with the satellite systems of other planets; Dynamical aspects of the earth-moon system; Stages of lunar evolution; Evidence of meteorite impacts at all scales on the moon; Description of lunar...
- moon. // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p229
Several definitions of the term "moon" are presented. (1) A natural satellite of Earth, visible by reflection of sunlight and traveling around Earth in a slightly elliptical orbit at an average distance of about 237,000 miles. (2) A natural satellite revolving around a planet: the moons of...
- Moons. Farndon, John // Space (1-59084-472-6);2003, p30
Moons are natural satellites of planets. Most planets in the Solar System have moons. Three moons have atmospheres. The largest moon is Jupiter's moon, Ganymede.
- Living Off The Land. Coledan, Stefano // Popular Mechanics;Oct2004, Vol. 181 Issue 10, p62
The article presents information on the exploration of the solar system. Discovery of a helium isotope, helium-3, on the moon has given scientists ideas on how to produce electricity far more efficiently than with hydrocarbons or current nuclear plants. Studies conducted by NASA and others have...
- Moon, September 2004. // Sky & Telescope;Sep2004, Vol. 108 Issue 3, p74
Presents astronomers information on viewing the Moon in September 2004. Parts of the limb that are tipped into best telescopic view by libration on key dates of the month.
- METONIC CYCLE. Lewis, James R. // Astrology Book;2003, p454
A definition of the term "Metonic Cycle" is presented. It refers to a cycle of the Moon which takes 19 years.