Have a question about the Moon? You’ve come to the right place.

Ask a Lunar Scientist is a service to answer questions from the public about lunar science. Begin by searching our database of previous Questions and Answers. If you can’t find the information there, click Submit a Question and have your question answered by a scientist from SSERVI.

Below you will find a list of questions that have video answers available. Simply click on an image to view a segment.


List of Questions and Answers
Answered by the NASA Lunar Science Institute

What causes an eclipse of the moon?
Answered by Doris Daou of the NASA Lunar Science Institute

Why does the moon look like it changes?
Answered by Doris Daou of the NASA Lunar Science Institute

Why doesn’t the moon fall down?
Answered by Doris Daou of the NASA Lunar Science Institute

SSERVI Science Teams

  • NLSI’s CCLDAS Team Building Dust Accelerator

    757

    CCLDAS supports experimental facilities for carrying out small-scale, dusty plasma experiments.

    The moon’s fine dust, the result of millions of years of meteoritic bombardment, is highly electrostatically charged because of its exposure to the solar wind, UV radiation, and magnetospheric plasmas. Charged lunar dust moves in all directions, is lofted many kilometers above the lunar surface and sticks to anything it comes in contact with, creating challenges for instrument programs and human exploration of the moon.

Inspiration Room

NLSI Inspiration Room

Did you know?

The lunar surface is both hotter (in daytime) and colder (at night) than any place on Earth.

Read More