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This article explains the monthly variations in the Moon's appearance as seen from Earth. Directions for using Oreo cookies to illustrate the four major phases of the Moon are provided. The article is targeted to children ages 10-12.
This science news story explains how NASA crashed a spacecraft and its booster rocket into the Moon in search of water. The spacecraft, called the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS), was launched in June 2009 along with the... (View More) Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). Together, LCROSS and LRO make up a mission to scout the moon for future landing sites and resources that may be used by future astronauts. The Hubble Space Telescope observed the impacts of LCROSS and its booster rocket. Star Witness News is a series of articles, written for students, that are inspired by Hubble Space Telescope press releases. Supplemental education materials include background information, vocabulary, and discussion questions and answers. (View Less)