Science in Action

Back to the Moon, The Denver Post, May 24, 2009

SwRI-led Center for Lunar Origin and Evolution selected to be part of NASA Lunar Science Institute, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) News, January 13, 2009

The Origins of the Moon, 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast, July 28, 2010
"How did the moon form and what can it tell us about the history of our solar system? Lunar scientist Bill Bottke from the Southwest Research Institute, who has been studying the formation history of planetary bodies, discusses the different theories there have been over the years for the moon's formation, and how our current studies are revealing some secrets about the Moon — kind of like snooping through your Grandmother's attic."

NASA Selects Research Teams for Lunar Science Institute
NASA Headquarters and Ames Research Center, January 9, 2009

Lunar Research Team Wins, News Channel 34,August 2, 2010
“This year, five Chenango Forks high school students spent a lot of time gazing at the sky involved in a unique project with NASA and the Lunar Planetary Institute.”

Water Cycle on the Moon Remains a Mystery, Universe Today, July 30, 2010
“Water cycle on the Moon” is a phrase that many people – including lunar scientists – were never expecting to hear.”

Is the moon really a 'been there done that' world?, Christian Science Monitor, July 26, 2010
“In the past year, we’ve learned that the moon is a very different place than what we had thought.”

Water on the Moon, KQED Radio, July 21, 2010
“Researchers at NASA Ames have more information on deposits of water on the surface of the moon and its distribution in lunar “oases.”

Lunar Forums and Anniversaries, Universe Today, July 21, 2010
“NASA Lunar Science Institute’s Lunar Forum at Ames Research Center in California will feature sessions on recent scientific results.”

NASA scientists share analyses of watery moon, Mercury News, San Jose, CA, July 21, 2010
“From last year’s big discovery of water on the moon, now nine months of analyses of our nearest celestial neighbor reveal new insights into where it may have come from — and where else it could be found.”

Happy Birthday to NASA’s moon mission, Smart Planet, July 21, 2010
“Over 500 lunar scientists are gathered at NASA Ames this week to discuss the U.S.’s most ambitious moon mission since the Apollo program.”

Yvonne Pendleton named head of lunar institute, SF Gate, San Francisco, CA, July 21, 2010
“ Yvonne Pendleton, a pioneer astrophysicist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, has been named director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute.”