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The Moon

Mercury and Venus do not have any moons. The planet that comes after Earth, Mars, has two very small moons. Jupiter has four major moons and at least 59 minor ones. Saturn, the ringed planet,…

Moon

means “measurer” of time (Anglo-Saxon, móna, masc. gen.). It is masculine in all the Teutonic languages; in the Edda the son of Mundilfori is Mâni (moon), and daughter…

New Uranian Moons Discovered

In Sept. 1999, Cornell University astronomers announced the discovery of three more satellites. The moons have been named Setebos, Stephano, and Prospero. The satellites are about 12 mi (20 k…

New Neptunian Moons

In Jan. 2003, astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the National Research Council of Canada announced that three new moons had been discovered orbiting Neptune.…

Sara Teasdale: The New Moon

The New MoonDay, you have bruised and beaten me, As rain beats down the bright, proud sea, Beaten my body, bruised my soul, Left me nothing lovely or whole — Yet I have wrested a gift from you…

Arms

In the Bayeux tapestry, the Saxons fight on foot with javelin and battle-axe, and bear shields with the British characteristic of a boss in the centre. The men were moustached. The Normans …

New Moon Trivia

Learn about the symbolism, origin of names, and other interesting tidbits about New Moon Related Links Twilight Page Twilight Quiz …

William Moon

A childhood bout with scarlet fever caused William Moon's eyesight to slowly deteriorate, so that by the age of 21 he was completely blind. He educated blind children with various systems of reading …

The Moon's Phases

Source: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) The lunar month is the 29.53 days it takes to go from one new moon to the next. During the lunar month, the Moon goes through a…

To the Moon and Mars

In January 2004, President George W. Bush announced the ambitious goal of putting humans on Mars. The first stage involves returning to the Moon by the year 2020 and establishing a base there…