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Higher concentration of metal in Moon's craters provides new insights to its origin

But new research suggests the Moon's subsurface is more metal-rich than previously thought. These new observations could challenge previous theories of how the Moon was formed.
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NASA sets path for up to six more Artemis moon exploration missions with SLS booster order

NASA has laid the groundwork for an order of up to six additional SLS solid core booster rockets, from supplier Northrop Grumman, the agency announced this week. The six additional boosters would join the existing three that NASA previously locked in for use on Artemis 1, Artemis 2 and Artemis 3, which includes the targeted 2024 mission that will bring the next American man and the first American woman to the lunar surface. While this is essentially a long-lead declaration of intent to help p...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Moon, Space Exploration, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace, Artemis, Northrop Grumman, SLS


NASA: Help Us Make Pooping on the Moon Even Better

Has there ever been a more important duty? (heh... duty)Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Moon, Apollo, Artemis, Lunar, Apollo 11, Space Toilets


Drain brain: Nasa offers prize money for best lunar loo design

Agency hopes to attract novel solutions for its Artemis mission to the moon in 2024“It certainly isn’t the prime focus of the mission,” said Nasa’s Mike Interbartolo. “We’re not going back to the moon so we can say we pooped on the moon, but we don’t want an Apollo situation either.”Interbartolo, is project manager for the Lunar Loo Challenge, a Nasa competition launched on Thursday that hopes to attract new and innovative solutions to the problem of capturing and containing human waste in space...
Tags: Space, Science, World news, US news, Nasa, Moon, The moon, Mike Interbartolo


Patrick Wilson Signs On to Fight the Moon in Roland Emmerich's Moonfall

Roland Emmerich has, in his time, made a lot of ridiculous disaster movies. He had mankind take on aliens. Godzilla. Giant spiders. The Mayan apocalypse. And now, he’s preparing to guide humanity through a trial with its greatest foe yet: the moon. Read more...
Tags: Science, Moon, Halle Berry, Roland Emmerich, Charlie Plummer, Josh Gad, Patrick Wilson, Moonfall


NASA picks Astrobotic to deliver its water-hunting robot rover to the Moon

NASA has selected a company to fly its VIPER Moon rover to the Moon, for a mission which will be a crucial step in its Artemis program as it will help the agency determine where and how it can establish a long-term presence on the lunar surface. NASA announced on Thursday that Astrobotic will be its commercial partner in delivering the payload, with the mission currently scheduled for a 2023 Moon surface landing. VIPER stands for ‘Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover,’ and the r...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Moon, Rover, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Griffin, Artemis, South Pole, Outer Space, Peregrine, Astrobotic, Commercial Lunar Payload Services CLPS


Astronaut shows what happens when you drop a hammer and feather at the same time on the moon

Astronaut David Scott re-created, in 1971 during the Apollo 15 mission, Galileo's "falling bodies" experiment by dropping a hammer and feather on the moon at the same time. Simply, both fell at the same rate because there was no air resistance. screengrab via Wonders of Physics/YouTube (Digg)
Tags: Post, Video, Space, Science, News, Moon, Hammer, Galileo, David Scott, Feather, Apollo 15


Duncan Jones and Alex de Campi on Why Comics Was the Next Place for Moon and Mute's World to Go

Between taking us to Azeroth and trapping us in time loops, director Duncan Jones has crafted a sci-fi universe of his own making in little ways, through his work in his directorial debut, Moon, and its spiritual successor, Mute. Now, that world is getting another addition: but it’s not on the big screen. It’s in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Moon, Kickstarter, Exclusive, Preview, Duncan Jones, Azeroth, Alex de Campi, Mute, Madi Once Upon A Time In The Future, Z2 Comics


NASA's Human Spaceflight Chief Resigns Days Before Critical SpaceX Launch Over Unspecified 'Mistake'

NASA’s associate administrator for the human exploration and operations mission directorate, Doug Loverro, has abruptly and unexpectedly resigned—after just seven months in that role and just over a week before the first manned test of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Technology, Nasa, Moon, Donald Trump, Spaceflight, Artemis, Moon Landing, Crew Dragon, Space Launch System, SLS, Jim Bridenstine, Lunar Landing, Doug Loverro


Evidence Mounts for Gigantic Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

While studying Europa’s magnetic field in 2000, NASA’s Galileo spacecraft inadvertently collected evidence of watery plumes shooting out from the moon’s icy surface, according to new research.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Jupiter, Europa, Planetary Science, Moon Europa, Plumes


New evidence shows giant meteorite impacts formed parts of the Moon’s crust

New research on a rock collected by the Apollo 17 astronauts has revealed evidence for a mineral phase that can only form above 2300 °C. Such temperatures are uniquely achieved in melt sheets following a meteorite impact, allowing the researchers to link the 4.33-billion-year-old crystal to an ancient collision on the Moon. The study opens the door for many of the more complex rocks on the Moon to have formed in these destructive environments.
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Space exploration is the ultimate plan B. Here’s why.

Space exploration is more than just the ultimate adventure, our study and investigation of space yields great scientific rewards, says astronaut Garrett Reisman. Earth is wonderful, but it won't last forever, so it's important that we maintain a big picture view to ensure the survival of the human species. Exploring space is our ticket to "the ultimate plan B," according to Reisman. If there were to occur a mass extinction event on Earth, the humans that inhabit another planet in our solar syste...
Tags: Transportation, Astronomy, Space, Science, Technology, Climate Change, Animals, Sustainability, Nasa, Nature, Pollution, Moon, Innovation, Sun, Population, Universe


SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics will build human lunar landers for NASA’s next trip back to the Moon

NASA has selected the companies that will provide them with the human landing system for their Artemis Moon missions, including a lander vehicle which will carry astronauts from space to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972. Blue Origin, SpaceX and Dynetics were picked from a larger field of competitors to develop and build human landing systems (HLS) to carry the first woman and the next man to the Moon, a goal which NASA still hopes to accomplish by 2024. SpaceX’s Starship was...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Congress, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Moon, Orion, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace


USGS releases first-ever comprehensive geologic map of the Moon

For the first time, the entire lunar surface has been completely mapped and uniformly classified. The lunar map, called the 'Unified Geologic Map of the Moon,' will serve as the definitive blueprint of the moon's surface geology for future human missions and will be invaluable for the international scientific community, educators and the public-at-large.
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South Korea's ruling party wins election landslide amid coronavirus outbreak

Voters reward Moon Jae-in for response to pandemic with biggest majority since transition to democracy in 1987Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSouth Korea’s ruling party has won a landslide victory in national assembly elections, in what is being seen as an endorsement of President Moon Jae-in’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.Moon’s left-leaning Democratic party and its smaller affiliate won 180 seats in the 300-seat assembly – the biggest majority in the nationa...
Tags: South Korea, Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Moon, Korea, Democratic Party, Yonhap, Moon Jae, Coronavirus outbreak, United Future party


NASA seeks miniature scientific payload concepts for robotic Moon rover scouts

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is seeking ideas from the public around what kind of scientific equipment they could use to outfit tiny lunar rovers to help with Artemis and other Moon missions. The call, issued via crowdsourcing platform HeroX and called ‘Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload’ in a very contemporary nod to a movie that came out 31 years ago, seeks payloads with maximum dimensions of no more than 4″ x 2″, or “similar in size to a new bar of soap.” Why the need for instruments so ...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Moon, Space Exploration, Robotics, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, U.s. Government, Jpl


Research: Moon colonies could be (partially) built with human urine

Colonies on the Moon or Mars could, one day, be manufactured — in part — from using human urine. The waste we flush away on Earth could play an important role in constructing the first permanent colonies in space, a new study finds. Urea extracted from urine could be used as a plasticizer, forming concrete for use in building living quarters, a new study finds. These structures could then shape the makeshift concrete using large 3D printers. The European and Chinese space agencies, along with NA...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Nasa, World, Moon, Mars, Syndication


Trump to World: Keep Your Grubby Hands Off of Our Theoretical Moon Mines

For millennia, mankind has had one dream, one desire, one singular unifying purpose: to take its rightful place among the stars by destroying the fucking Moon. On Monday, Donald Trump advanced that goal by signing an executive order telling the world that the U.S. won’t let any other countries interfere with our…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Industry, Moon, Donald Trump, Spaceflight, Lunar Exploration, Trump, Moon Mining, Moon Colony, Lunar Landing, To Infinite Economic Growth And Beyond


Tonight is a supermoon, the largest full Moon this year

Tonight's full moon is a "Pink Moon" aka "Passover Moon" aka "Paschal Moon" aka "Hanuman Jayanti" aka supermoon, the largest full moon of 2020. From NASA: The term "supermoon" was coined by the astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979 and refers to either a new or full Moon that occurs within 90% of perigee, its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. Under this definition, in a typical year there can be 3 or 4 full Supermoons in a row and (about half a year apart) 3 or 4 new Supermoons in ...
Tags: Post, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Moons, Pink Moon, Richard Nolle, Hanuman Jayanti, Paschal Moon


The future of space travel is starting right now

2020 is off to rocky start, but there are some exciting things happening on the space travel front.Private companies like SpaceX and Boeing have partnered with NASA to get American spacecrafts into space, back to the moon, and onwards to Mars."I think in a hundred years first of all we're going to be celebrating 2020, so 2120 get ready for a big party," says Reisman.
Tags: Travel, Science Fiction, Astronomy, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Future, Nasa, Physics, Moon, Innovation, Universe, Planets, Exploration, Mars


NASA details how it plans to establish a sustained human presence on the Moon

NASA’s Artemis program aims to bring humans back to the Moon, with the goal of staying there for good in the interest of pursuing additional science and exploration missions, including to Mars. But how will the agency actually make it possible for people to remain on the Moon for longer-term science missions? NASA has provided some more detail about its plans with a sustainability concept it released describing some core components of the infrastructure it plans to put in place on the lunar s...
Tags: Travel, TC, Space, Science, Nasa, Flight, International Space Station, Moon, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Eva, Artemis, Outer Space, LTV


NASA won't be able to talk to Voyager 2 for the next year

For the next year or so, the NASA Deep Space Network's 70-meter-wide (230-feet-wide) radio antenna in Canberra, Australia will have limited functionality is it undergoes critical upgrades. As a result, NASA won't be able to transmit commands to the intrepid Voyager 2 space probe that recently recovered quite beautifully from a glitch. Like its twin, Voyager 2 is currently hurtling through the interstellar space about 12 million miles from Earth, both carrying a Golden Record ready to be played...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Canberra, Jpl, CANBERRA Australia, Dodd, Deep Space, Radio Telescopes, Suzanne Dodd Voyager, NASA Deep Space Network


World braces for months of trouble as coronavirus pushes west

By MATT SEDENSKY BANGKOK — People around the world braced for months of disruptions from the new virus Thursday as its unrelenting spread brought ballooning infections, economic fallout and sweeping containment measures. “Countries should be preparing for sustained community transmission,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, leader of the World Health Organization, said of the 2-month-old virus outbreak. “Our message to all countries is: This is not a one-way street. We can push this virus back. Your ac...
Tags: Health, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, New York, Science, News, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, La, China, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, Opec


NASA Recreated What Apollo 13 Astronauts Saw While Circling the Moon in a Glorious 4K Visualization

Despite not actually getting to walk on its surface, the Apollo 13 astronauts were still able to visit the moon from a distance of around 158 miles which is closer than most of their fellow Earth dwellers will ever get to it. You can, however, see exactly what those astronauts saw while encircling the moon thanks to a …Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Earth, 4k, Moon, Apollo, Apollo 13


NASA accepts applications for astronauts for the first time in four years

Want to be one of the earlier astronauts to return to the Moon or explore Mars? You now have your chance. NASA has started taking applications for its next round of astronauts, some of them likely to be part of future Moon and Mars expeditions. You'll have until the very end of the month (March 31st at 11:59PM Eastern) to apply, although time isn't the main constraint here -- qualifying is.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Mars


Pentagon Preps Nuclear Moon Rocket

The Pentagon wants to extend the reach of its satellites tens of thousands miles toward the moon. And it’s working on a high-tech, atomic-powered “nuclear thermal propulsion” engine to make it possible.The military’s goal is to deploy maneuverable satellites into the vast space between the Earth and the moon—“cislunar” space, it’s called—before China gets there with its own spacecraft.But this isn’t the first time the U.S. government has tried to develop an atomic rocket. And there’s no guarante...
Tags: Science, Congress, China, America, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, United States, Moon, Darpa, Pentagon, Mars, Donald Trump, Defense Department, University Of Alabama, Trump


Coronavirus outbreak: woman tests positive after disembarking Diamond Princess – live news

Infection raises questions over quarantine attempts while other countries report new cases and deaths 9.00am GMT President Moon Jae-in said South Korea is raising its alert level on the new coronavirus to the “highest” in the face of a sudden spike in the number of infections.“The COVID-19 incident faces a grave turning point. The next few days will be crucial,” Moon said following a government meeting. 8.51am GMT A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown on Saturday...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, China, Russia, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Moon, Lombardy, Milan Italy, Veneto, Moon Jae


Open University scientists testing 'Moon dust' for water

Scientists at the Open University are studying minerals collected during the 1969 Moon landings.
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Set your alarm: Moon, Mars and Earth to align before dawn on Tuesday

An eclipse-like event will cause Mars to vanish from the sky over North America early Tuesday morning in a rare event known to astronomers as a lunar occultation.Similar to an eclipse when the Earth, moon and sun fall in line, during an occultation, the Earth, moon and a planet align. As a result, the Red Planet will be hidden from sight as it appears to pass directly behind the moon during Tuesday's event. The planet Venus is visible on top of the moon as viewed from Quezon City, north o...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Science, Earth, United States, Moon, Mars, North America, East Coast, Accuweather, Venus, Rockies, Southwest, Midwest, Manila Philippines, Red Planet


The scientific secrets inside a single grain of moon dust

While scientists have studied Moon rocks for 50 years, researchers have for the first time conducted deep analysis on a single grain of lunar dust, atom by atom. Using a common materials science technique called atom probe tomography that's not widely used by geologists, the Chicago Field Museum's Jennika Greer and colleagues probed the grain of soil -- about the width of a human hair -- and were able to learn about the Moon's surface its elemental composition. From the Field Museum: In...
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