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Waters of the Moon (science news).

October 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Waters of the Moon (science news).

NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places. SOFIA has detected water molecules (H2O) in Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters visible […]

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Moon landers selected by NASA (science news).

May 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Moon landers selected by NASA (science news).

While things on Earth might not be going totally swimingly, we’re at least still keeping one eye on the stars and beyond – in this case, NASA has selected the three firms they want to develop different designs for lunar landers and the expanded Moon missions on the way – the agency’s Artemis program. Blue […]

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Massive objects skimming Moon breaks internet (weird news).

April 9, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Massive objects skimming Moon breaks internet (weird news).

Footage of some rather large objects skimming the Moon in formation, shot by an amateur photographer in Canada, is currently stretching the Internet’s capacity to retweet and re-post. If this is the precursor to either First Contact or an alien invasion, can I humbly suggest we get the shock of the pandemic over before we […]

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NASA going to the Moon by 2024.

May 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA going to the Moon by 2024.

NASA is, they say, going back to the Moon by 2024. In this short video, William Shatner explains the hows and whys of our return to that funny little chunk of rock in the sky. 

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NASA says they will go from the Moon to Mars.

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA says they will go from the Moon to Mars.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine had this to say to SFcrowsnest yesterday, speaking about their plans to go from the Moon to Mars. “President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 NASA budget is one of the strongest on record for our storied agency. At $21 billion, this budget represents a nearly 6 percent increase over last year’s request […]

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Is the Moon hollow (and if so, why?).

February 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Is the Moon hollow (and if so, why?).

The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens TV series examines the theory and evidence that supports the less-crazy-than-it-first-seems Hollow Moon theory in a clip from Season 11, Episode 11, entitled Space Station Moon. Actor David Niven wrote his auto-biography entitled The Moon’s a Balloon – did he have inside knowledge? Was he an alien, too? 

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What astronauts really saw on the Moon.

February 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
What astronauts really saw on the Moon.

Here’s a min-doc made from Episode 11 of season 11 of the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, which asks the question about what NASA’s astronauts really saw on the Moon, and why this might explain why (a) the USA stopped their Moon programme and (b) why the Russians gave up, even though they were close to […]

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Moon discovered in another solar system (yes: it’s the first exomoon).

October 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
Moon discovered in another solar system (yes: it’s the first exomoon).

Using NASA’s Hubble and Kepler space telescopes, astronomers have uncovered tantalising evidence of what could be the first discovery of a moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system. This moon candidate, which is 8,000 light-years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation, orbits a gas-giant planet that, in turn, orbits a star called Kepler-1625. Researchers […]

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Last man to walk on the Moon passes away.

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Last man to walk on the Moon passes away.

How sad is that? A personal sadness for the family. But a sadness for society as well, a society that once dreamed so large. The last man to walk on the Moon has passed away. Perhaps the dream has, too? The family of Apollo Astronaut Captain Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the […]

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Chances for life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus rise dramatically.

March 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Chances for life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus rise dramatically.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first clear evidence that Saturn’s moon Enceladus exhibits signs of present-day hydrothermal activity which may resemble that seen in the deep oceans on Earth. The implications of such activity on a world other than our planet open up unprecedented scientific possibilities. “These findings add to the possibility that […]

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