In a lot of the descriptions of the moon Io it frequently states that the moon, because of volcanic activity, has been literally "Turned inside out". What exactly is meant by "Turned inside out" and ...
I was reading the article Moon Phases on HowStuffWorks. In the picture, each moon has a dark green area which represents the shadow of the Sun. How is this shadow formed and why is this important?
Was Aristarchos' method to compute Earth-Sun distance ever rediscovered in medieval or modern times?
Ancient Greek astronomer Aristarchos who lived around 300 BC found a method to compute the Eart-Sun distance by applying geometry. In this video about the cosmic distance ladder, at 26:30, Terence ...
I had no luck trying to find a function that determines the distance between Earth and Moon versus time. (Moon ground level to Earth sea level) Accuracy: the acceptable time range would be for ...
A question came up on Outdoors StackExchange, How to tell time at night. I wrote an answer to that question, and in my answer I said that a standard sundial wouldn't work without some fiddling, but ...
Water has been discovered on the Moon with remote sensing methods. Read the press release Diviner results indicate presence of widespread ice on the Moon on the "Diviner" infrared instrument on the ...
Reading this article about the forthcoming eclipse on December 10th, I noticed mention that the moon passes through the red shadow of Earth; I'd always held the impression that a shadow is universally ...
How would the quantum mechanical treatment of the moon as a gravitationally-bound object differ from the usual treatment of the hydrogen atom using Schrödinger's equation? [The earth's gravitational ...