General Information About the Moon
This page contain links to a huge collection of information about the Moon, click to Explore! It should be noted however, that The Lunar Explorers Society does not necessarily support the opinions expressed in these external websites.
Lunar Exploration Links
- The Apollo Program: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - Lunar and Planetary Institute.
- Clementine: US Navy website - NASA Goddard website.
- Lunar Prospector: NASA Ames website.
- SMART-1: ESA Public website - ESA Science and Technology website.
- General link collection from Lunar and Planetary Institute - Exploring the Moon
- ESA Science department link collection to a selection of past, current and future lunar missions.
- MIT Space Logistics Project
Lunar Resource Sites
- Lunar Picture Of The Day provides pictures relevant to the Moon every day.
- The Lunarpedia, a new lunar resource site on the web.
- The top 10 discoveries from the Apollo program
- The coolest Lunar image you'll see all day from NSSDC
- A Teacher's Guideto the Moon, with focus on lunar geology
- Lunar rocks and regolith
- A comparison between Io and Luna
- Life Under the Moon, from Phil Plait's excellent Bitsize Astronomy site
- Why the Moon looks bigger near the horizon
- The Lunar size illusion, why the Moon looks bigger near the horizon
- An explanation about tides, and their causes and effects
- Leap seconds and the slowing of the Earth's rotation
- Historical info about observations of the Moon
- Lunar Meteorites
- Moon Phases explained
- The impact theory of lunar formation
- The Origin of the Moon, with nice paintings by Dr. William K. Hartmann
- The Origin of the Earth and Moon, written by G. Jeffrey Taylor, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
- Big Bang, New Moon (from Southwest Research Institute)
- New theory links moon's current orbit to its formation via a giant impact (from Southwest Research Institute)
- Yes, we really did go to the Moon, debunking the Moon Hoax theories
- another article on lunar ice
- Lunar Nomenclature Table
- (Earth and) Moon Viewer
- Transient Lunar Phenomena
- Inconstant Moon by John Walker, info about the Moon's changing appearance
- Inconstant Moon by Kevin Clarke, for amateur astronomers
- Lunar Info for the Amateur Astronomer
- Names of the Full Moons
- The Triple Triumph of the Moon by Isaac Asimov
- The Face of the Moon, an exhibit of rare books and maps from the Linda Hall Library
- The Moon in landscape photography by Joe Decker
- The Moon in Science Fiction, a huge bibliography
- From the Earth to the Moon, fiction by Jules Verne
- Chinese Moon Legends
Comercial and Private Initiatives
- Bringing Space Down to Earth: The Eight Continent
- TrailBlazer, the first comercial lunar orbiter and impactor project
- The Artemis Project, a private venture to establish a permanent, self-supporting community on the Moon.
- Space Adventures offers a circumlunar space tourist opportunity.