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iflscience.com — Researchers have discovered something anomalous underneath the surface of the moon. Our own Moon has one of the largest preserved craters in the Solar System, the South Pole-Aitken Basin, located on the far side of the satellite. The area is at the center of many investigations, with various orbite…
12.06.2019 0 comments From Alex
space.com — A day after President Trump appeared to cast doubt on NASA's plans to send humans to the moon, a White House official said the moon remained a goal of the agency's programs as a step towards Mars. In a luncheon speech at the National Space Society's International Space Development Conference here J…
10.06.2019 0 comments From Alex
independent.co.uk — Mighty Jupiter reigns over the southern skies this month. It’s the brightest object in the heavens in June – apart from the sun and moon, of course, and Venus rising just before the sun – and on 12 June, it makes its closest approach to Earth (a “mere” 641 million kilometres away). This cloudy world…
06.06.2019 0 comments From Alex
space.com — NASA cubesats could explore the moon and Venus in the near future. Good things come in small packages: Two proposed microsatellites could help NASA explore Venus and the moon. During a talk at the Beyond the Cradle conference on March 14 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, La…
30.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
livescience.com — Earth just got another dazzling glamour shot, thanks to a satellite that snapped its photo on the March 20 spring equinox. This photo shows half of the planet illuminated in light, and the other steeped in darkness, just like a black-and-white cookie. This beautiful symmetry is no surprise for anyo…
23.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
nbcnews.com — The skywatching event coincides with the spring equinox, which heralds the start of a new season. Get ready, skywatchers. The last supermoon of 2019 will be visible in the night sky Wednesday, coinciding with the spring equinox that heralds the start of a new season. The March 20 spectacle will …
20.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
engadget.com — Toyota is going to the moon. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has teamed up with the carmaker to build a pressurized self-driving rover that will land on the lunar surface in 2029. The six-wheeled transporter will be able to carry two humans for a distance of 10,000 kilometers using …
13.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
iflscience.com — Researchers have made an incredible discovery. The Earth’s outer atmosphere extends much further than expected, stretching to 630,000 kilometers (391 000 miles), which is roughly 50 times the diameter of our planet. Obviously, you cannot breath there as the atmosphere becomes more tenuous the furthe…
22.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
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