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gizmodo.com — A unique view of the Moon, with its far side facing the camera and an unsettlingly tiny Earth lurking in the background, has been captured by China’s Longjiang-2 satellite. Full Article >>
06.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
iflscience.com — Scientists have discovered what may be the oldest rock from Earth, unearthed in a lunar sample collected by Apollo 14 astronauts almost 50 years ago – and its origin story is quite the bumpy ride. So how did a rock from Earth possibly end up on the Moon? It’s likely a large impact event dislodged i…
26.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — In what may be a first-of-its-kind event, a flash of light seen during totality has astronomers on the hunt for a new crater on the moon. On Sunday, January 20, viewers across the Western Hemisphere were treated to the rusty hues of the decade's last “blood moon” eclipse. But as people across the…
23.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
iflscience.com — The Flat Earth hypothesis is one of the wackiest conspiracy theories out there, but seeing flat-Earthers come up with nonsense explanations is such Olympic-level mental gymnastics that you can’t help being entertained by their work. My favorite lately has to be their explanation of lunar eclipses. …
22.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
space.com — The moon began edging into Earth's shadow tonight (Jan. 20) at 10:34 p.m. EST (0334 GMT on Monday, Jan. 21) and became completely darkened at 11:41 p.m. EST (0441 GMT). You can watch it live online, including this view from the Griffith Observatory, which contributed this video. The total-eclipse p…
21.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
boingboing.net — Starting Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, North and South America will have a chance at seeing 2019's only total lunar eclipse, from start to finish. Our Earth, Moon and Sun line up on Sunday night for the only total lunar eclipse of of the year. Catch it if you can. And especially because it's a “s…
18.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
space.com — The moon is a lifeless world once again. The cotton plants that sprouted on the moon's far side aboard China's Chang'e 4 lander are dead, done in by the bitter cold of the lengthy lunar night, GBTimes reported today (Jan. 16). These photosynthesizing pioneers were part of Chang'e 4's biological ex…
17.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
news.sky.com — Cotton, rapeseed and potato seeds being grown on the far side of the moon could begin the era of lunar colonisation. Seeds taken to the far side of the moon as part of China's lunar exploration mission have sprouted in a first for growing biological matter on the satellite. The lunar atmosphere is…
15.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
foxnews.com — Millions of people across the world will witness a partially red-tinted night sky as a rare celestial event arrives this weekend: a "super wolf blood Moon" eclipse. North America hasn't had a decent view of this special scene in at least three years and another total lunar eclipse — which occurs wh…
15.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
bbc.com — The robotic space mission is the first landing on the side of the Moon that never faces Earth. China says it has successfully landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such attempt and landing. At 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT), the un-crewed Chang'e-4 probe touched d…
03.01.2019 0 comments From Alex