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gizmodo.com — It looks like the Death Star’s laser cannon, but this proposed lunar telescope—built inside a natural crater on the Moon’s far side—could be used to peer back into the earliest days of the cosmos. Full Article >>
16.04.2020 0 comments From Alex
arstechnica.com — Last summer, NASA put out a call for companies who would be willing to deliver cargo to a proposed station in orbit around the Moon, called the Lunar Gateway. On Friday, NASA announced that the first award under this "Gateway Logistics" contract would go to SpaceX. The company has proposed using it…
28.03.2020 0 comments From Alex
newscientist.com — Astronomers have spotted an asteroid that has been captured by Earth's gravity, making it a temporary mini-moon. It will probably fly away again in April. On 19 February, astronomers at the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona spotted a dim object moving quickly across the sky. Over the next few days, re…
27.02.2020 0 comments From Alex
unilad.co.uk — Mars is set to vanish from the sky above North America on Tuesday, February 18, morning, as a result of a rare eclipse-like event, known to some astronomers as a lunar occultation. Similarly to an eclipse, in which the Earth, moon and sun all line up, during an occultation, the Earth, moon and a pl…
18.02.2020 0 comments From Alex
ew.com — Danny Aiello, the actor from 'Do the Right Thing' and 'Moonstruck,' died on Thursday night after a reported sudden illness. Full Article >>
14.12.2019 0 comments From Alex
space.com — See Venus, Jupiter and the crescent moon in the night sky during the week of Thanksgiving. This week, Venus and Jupiter are very low in the southwest during the chilly November dusk. When the month began, they were widely separated, by nearly 24 degrees. Your clenched fist held at arm's length meas…
27.11.2019 0 comments From Alex
sciencealert.com — A team led by researchers out of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has confirmed traces of water vapor above the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa. And that's a big deal as the tiny space rock is one of the highest priority targets in NASA's search for extraterrestrial l…
19.11.2019 0 comments From Alex
salon.com — “It’s a freakishly weird configuration," a planetary astronomer said. It takes two to tango, or so they say of humans. It turns out the same can be said about a neighboring planet's moons. According to new research published in the journal Icarus last month, two of Neptune’s tiny moons — Naiad and…
18.11.2019 0 comments From Alex
space.com — Astronomers just discovered 20 previously unknown Saturn moons, boosting the ringed planet's tally of known satellites to 82 — three more than Jupiter. And there's more exciting news: You can help name these newfound objects. Full Article >>
08.10.2019 0 comments From Alex
eu.usatoday.com — This Friday the 13th, a cratered jack-o'-lantern will light up the sky. Even more than the pumpkin spice latte, the harvest moon marks the official beginning of fall. The days grow shorter, the air gets brisker and a glowing full moon kicks it all off. Here's what it is, when you can see it and why…
11.09.2019 0 comments From Alex
sputniknews.com — Stunned by the discovery, the control team of the Chinese Yutu-2 lunar rover called in additional experts and postponed scheduled research to examine the strange material more closely, UK-based media reported Sunday. Full Article >>
02.09.2019 0 comments From Alex
finance.yahoo.com — Saturday’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is putting space exploration back in the spotlight, and boosting anticipation for NASA’s next ambitious lunar mission. NASA CFO Jeff DeWit says the Trump administration’s proposed $1.6 billion to fund a 2024 moon landing is just the beginning…
21.07.2019 0 comments From Alex