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Solar eclipse 2021: the crescent sun – in pictures

From New Jersey to Milton Keynes, skygazers in the northern hemisphere were able to see a partial solar eclipse, witnessing a crescent sun in an eclipsed sunrise in some parts of the worldSolar eclipse 2021: spectacle visible across UK and Ireland Continue reading...
Tags: Space, UK, Science, World news, Ireland, New Jersey, The Sun, The moon, Milton Keynes, Solar eclipses


Solar eclipse 2021: spectacle visible across UK and Ireland

Skygazers – with appropriate eye protection – will be able to see much of sun being obscured from 10.08amA celestial phenomenon is under way, with observers in the UK set to see a crescent sun as viewers in the Arctic enjoy an annular solar eclipse.An annular eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but the apparent size of the moon is smaller than that of the sun. This causes the sun to appear as a very bright ring, or annulus, in a phenomenon known as the “ring...
Tags: Europe, Space, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, Russia, UK News, World news, Earth, Ireland, The Sun, Northern Ireland, Arctic, The moon


Solar eclipse 2021: spectacle to be visible across UK and Ireland

Skygazers – with appropriate eye protection – will be able to see much of sun being obscured from 10.08amViews of a partial solar eclipse will be “somewhat fleeting” across certain parts of the UK due to cloudy skies, forecasters have said.But those in central and south-east England will have clear spells to witness the spectacle, according to the Met Office. On Thursday morning, skygazers will be able to see nearly a third of the sun being blocked out by the moon in what is known as an annular...
Tags: Europe, Space, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, UK News, World news, Ireland, The Sun, Northern Ireland, Met Office, The moon, UK Weather


‘If you zoom in it’s not too bad’: our underwhelming super blood moon pictures

The super moon is notoriously hard to photograph but that doesn’t stop everyone trying. Guardian Australia’s picture editor Carly Earl asked staff to share the worst picture they took on Wednesday night and explain what inspired, or possessed, them to shoot itSupermoon pictures from around the world (the good ones) Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Space, Science, Australia, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, The moon, Guardian Australia, Carly Earl


Super blood moon and lunar eclipse light up skies around the globe – in pictures

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincided with a supermoon. The reddish-orange colour of the super ‘blood’ moon was the result of all the sunrises and sunsets in Earth’s atmosphere projected on to the surface of the eclipsed moon. It captured viewers from China to California, Turkey to Canberra.• Video: the lunar phenomenon around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Space, Science, China, Earth, Culture, Art and design, Canberra, The moon, California Turkey


How to take a good photograph of May’s lunar eclipse and super blood moon with a phone or camera

Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of taking photos of the supermoonTotal lunar eclipse 2021: when and how to view the super blood moon across Australia tonightLunar eclipse will bring cosmic show across Pacific on WednesdayWith a super blood moon rising on Wednesday, many people will pull out their mobile phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photograph of May’s total lunar eclipse and full moon, but unfortunately the moon is really challenging to get a...
Tags: Photography, Astronomy, Space, Science, Australia, The moon, Pacific, Carly Earl


May super blood moon 2021: how to take a good photograph of the lunar eclipse with a phone or camera

Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of taking photos of the supermoonTotal lunar eclipse 2021: when and how to view the super blood moon across Australia tonightLunar eclipse will bring cosmic show across Pacific on WednesdayWith a super blood moon rising on Wednesday, many people will pull out their mobile phones to try and get an Instagram-worthy photograph of May’s total lunar eclipse and full moon, but unfortunately the moon is really challenging to get a...
Tags: Photography, Astronomy, Space, Science, Australia, The moon, Pacific, Carly Earl


Super blood moon 2021: total lunar eclipse will bring cosmic show across Pacific on Wednesday

Hawaii will have the best view of May’s full supermoon, followed by California, the Pacific north-west, New Zealand and Australia Here’s how to take a good picture of the full supermoon The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.This super “blood” moon will be visible on Wednesday across the Pacific – offering the best viewing – as well as the western half of North America, the bottom of South America and eastern Asia. Contin...
Tags: Asia, Space, Science, Australia, World news, US news, Hawaii, South America, The moon, North America, Pacific, California the Pacific north west New Zealand


‘Super blood moon’: total lunar eclipse will bring cosmic show across Pacific

Hawaii will have the best view, followed by California, the Pacific north-west, New Zealand and Australia The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.This super “blood” moon will be visible on Wednesday across the Pacific – offering the best viewing – as well as the western half of North America, the bottom of South America and eastern Asia. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Space, Science, Australia, World news, US news, Hawaii, South America, The moon, North America, Pacific, California the Pacific north west New Zealand


European Space Agency Lays Out Plans for a Lunar Satellite Network

The European Space Agency has detailed its plan for a network of lunar satellites that will support a human presence on the Moon. The project, dubbed Moonlight, would fashion the Moon as a launchpad for deeper space exploration.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Environment, Once Upon A Time, Moon, Satellite, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, The moon, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Blue Origin, Outer Space, David Parker, Space Science, Lunar Lander


SpaceX is bound for the moon, but 2024 goal is now a long shot

Nasa’s sole choice of Elon Musk’s company for mission has been blamed on budget constraintsNasa has chosen SpaceX to supply the lander that will take astronauts to the moon as part of the agency’s Artemis programme.The 16 April announcement came as a surprise because the agency had originally planned to award competitive contracts to two companies. Budget constraints have been blamed for the single-contract award. Congress approved $850m (£609m) for the lander’s development in 2021, which is onl...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Budget, Congress, Nasa, Moon, The moon


Michael Collins obituary

Astronaut and first man to orbit the moon alone, inside Apollo 11, during the historic 1969 landingOn 20 July 1969, Michael Collins, who has died aged 90, became the most solitary human in the universe – even if he derided that categorisation as “phony philosophy”. He was the first man to orbit the moon alone, inside Apollo 11’s command module Columbia, and out of touch with ground control for 48 minutes on each orbit. Meanwhile, and more famously, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were becoming th...
Tags: Space, Science, World news, US news, Nasa, Earth, The moon, Collins, Columbia, Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Aldrin


This spherical, BB-8 style robot is built to explore lava caves on the moon

Scientists want to explore a cave on the moon to determine if we could build a habitat inside it. How? With a Star Wars-style robot, of course!
Tags: Space, Science, Trends, Features, Robots, The moon


China and Russia unveil joint plan for lunar space station

Russian space agency Roscomos and Chinese counterpart CNSA to develop research facilities on surface of moon or in its orbitRussia and China have unveiled plans for a joint lunar space station, with the Russian space agency Roscomos saying it has signed an agreement with China’s National Space Administration (CNSA) to develop a “complex of experimental research facilities created on the surface and/or in the orbit of the moon”.The CNSA, for its part, said the project was “open to all interested ...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, China, Russia, Asia Pacific, The moon, Roscomos, CNSA, China 's National Space Administration CNSA


Japanese billionaire looking for people who 'push the envelope' for moon flight

Yusaku Maezawa, an online fashion tycoon, needs to fill eight spare seats on the lunar spaceship being developed by SpaceXIt’s the sort of chance that comes along just once in a blue moon: a Japanese billionaire is throwing open a private lunar expedition to eight people from around the world.Yusaku Maezawa, an online fashion tycoon, was announced in 2018 as the first man to book a spot aboard the lunar spaceship being developed by SpaceX. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Japan, Spacex, Science, World news, Asia Pacific, The moon, Yusaku Maezawa, SpaceX Continue


The five: space missions for 2021

After 2020, anyone would be forgiven for wanting to escape Earth, and Mars, the moon and the asteroid belt beckonThis Nasa telescope, which is to replace the Hubble, has been subject to many delays – its first planned launch was in 2007. A March 2020 takeoff was delayed due to Covid, while its initial $500m budget has spiralled to more than $10bn (£7.4bn). It is a more sensitive telescope than the Hubble and once operational it will be able to observe the formation of some of the first galaxies....
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Technology, Nasa, Asteroids, Mars, The moon


SpaceX Starship SN8 explodes on landing after test flight

Elon Musk tweets ‘Mars here we come’ after fireball engulfs prototype SpaceX’s shiny, bullet-shaped Starship has exploded during touchdown after a six-and-a-half-minute test flight in a remote corner of Texas.It was the highest and most elaborate flight yet for the rocket ship that Elon Musk says could carry people to Mars in as little as six years. Despite the catastrophic end, Musk was thrilled. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Mars, The moon, Musk, Starship


Chang'e-5: China's unmanned moon probe delivers samples to orbiting spacecraft

Successful docking will be followed by orbiter separating and returning lunar material to Earth A Chinese probe carrying samples from the lunar surface has successfully docked with a spacecraft orbiting the moon, in another space first for the nation, state media reported.The manoeuvre on Sunday was part of the ambitious Chang’e-5 mission – named after a mythical Chinese Moon goddess – to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, The moon, Chang


China plants its flag on the moon as lunar probe heads back to Earth

China becomes second country to put national flag on moonBeijing has poured millions into military-run space programmeChina has become the second country in history to put its flag on the moon, more than 50 years after the US first planted the Stars and Stripes.Pictures from the country’s National Space Administration show the five-starred Red Flag holding still on the windless lunar surface.
Tags: Space, Science, China, US, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, The moon, National Space Administration


Chinese probe heads back to Earth after leaving moon's surface

Chang’e-5 spacecraft carrying first samples of lunar rock since Soviet space mission in 1976A Chinese space probe has left the surface of the moon to return to Earth, bringing with it the first samples of lunar rock to be collected in four decades.China has poured billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022 and eventually sending humans to the moon.
Tags: Space, Science, China, Earth, The moon, Chang


China to collect first moon rocks since 1970s

Chang’e-5 spacecraft lands successfully after 112-hour journey from EarthA Chinese probe sent to the moon to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades has successfully landed, according to Beijing’s space agency.China has poured billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022 and eventually sending humans to the moon. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, The moon, Chang


China to collect first moon rocks since 1970s after successful probe landing

Chang’e-5 spacecraft completes 112-hour journey from Earth, according to Beijing’s space agencyA Chinese probe sent to the moon to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades has successfully landed, according to Beijing’s space agency.China has poured billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022 and eventually sending humans to the moon. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Earth, Beijing, Asia Pacific, The moon, Chang


China launches Chang'e-5 mission to bring back rocks from moon

Lunar landing is due in about eight days and entire mission is scheduled to last 23 daysChina has launched a robotic spacecraft to bring back rocks from the moon – the first such attempt by any country since the 1970s.The Long March-5, China’s largest carrier rocket, blasted off at 4.30am Beijing time on Tuesday from Wenchang Space Launch Centre on the island of Hainan carrying the Chang’e-5 spacecraft. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, The moon, Chang, Hainan, Wenchang Space Launch Centre


China prepares to launch mission to collect moon rocks

Long March-5 rocket has been rolled into position for ignition expected this monthChina is preparing to launch its lunar sample return mission, Chang’e-5. On Tuesday the 57-metre Long March-5 rocket was rolled into position at the Wenchang spacecraft launch site in south China’s Hainan province.This will be the fifth launch of the Long March-5. According to the China National Space Administration, ignition is likely to take place sometime in later November. Chang’e-5 was originally planned for l...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, The moon, Chang, Hainan, China National Space Administration, Wenchang


New moon? Scientists claim the Earth’s satellite may have a ‘dead ringer’

An asteroid hidden behind Mars has been found to closely resemble our moon. Is is a fragment that broke off billions of years ago?Name: (101429) 1998 VF31 (AKA: the Moon’s Sister).Age: 4.5bn years, give or take. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, UK News, Earth, Mars, The moon


Water exists on the moon, scientists confirm

Proof of significant amounts of H2O has implications for future lunar missionsScientists have gathered some of the most compelling evidence yet for the existence of water on the moon – and it may be relatively accessible. The discovery has implications for future missions to the moon and deeper space exploration.With no significant atmosphere insulating it from the sun’s rays, it had been assumed that the moon’s surface was dry – until the 1990s, when orbiting spacecraft found indications of ice...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, The moon


Talking on the moon: Nasa and Nokia to install 4G on lunar surface

Move is part of US space agency’s plan to establish a long-term human presence on the moon by 2030With competition among Earth’s telecoms providers as fierce as ever, equipment maker Nokia has announced its expansion into a new market, winning a deal to install the first cellular network on the moon.The Finnish equipment manufacturer said it was selected by Nasa to deploy an “ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened” wireless 4G network on the lunar surface, as part of the US space agency’s plan...
Tags: Space, Science, Nokia, US, Nasa, Earth, The moon


European Space Agency finalises plans to ‘explore the moon properly’

Ambitious series of joint missions aims to construct a crewed space station that will orbit the moonEuropean space officials will this week unveil detailed plans for a series of ambitious missions aimed at returning humans to the moon in the next few years.Projects will include construction of crew quarters for an orbiting lunar space station, making the power and propulsion units for America’s Orion spacecraft, and designing and building a sophisticated communication and refuelling unit, known ...
Tags: Space, Science, America, World news, Nasa, European Space Agency, Orion, The moon


Marianne Williamson Wants the Hexing Witches of TikTok to Dream Bigger Than the Moon

Marianne Williamson—one-time presidential hopeful, longtime Neon Genesis Evangelion fan—has now scolded “baby” TikTok witches for hexing the moon while secret police seemingly kidnap protestors in Portland. I’d suggest closing your eyes and letting this information roll over you for a second before I explain what the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Moon, Portland, Witches, The moon, Marianne Williamson, Tiktok, Witchtok


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



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