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NASA unveils schedule for 'Artemis' 2024 Moon mission

NASA on Thursday unveiled the calendar for the "Artemis" program that will return astronauts to the Moon for the first time in half a century, including eight scheduled launches and a mini-station in lunar orbit by 2024. The original lunar missions were named for Apollo -- Artemis was his twin sister in Greek mythology, and the goddess of hunting, wilderness and the Moon. Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed that Artemis 1 will be an uncrewed mission around the Moon planned for 2020.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Artemis, Jim Bridenstine, Apollo Artemis


'Nuking The Moon' Looks At Intelligence And Military Schemes That Didn't Make It

Nuking the Moon is a new book that chronicles the history of unusual confidential military projects.
Tags: News, Moon


Send your name to Mars on NASA's next rover

NASA invites you to enter into a drawing to have your name sent to Mars on a chip. NASA: Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names — stenciled on chips — to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020 rover, which represents the initial leg of humanity’s first round trip to another planet. The rover is scheduled to launch as early as July 2020, with the spacecraft expected to touch down on Mars in February 2021...
Tags: Post, Video, Florida, News, Washington, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Enter To Win, Jpl, Pasadena California, Red Planet, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL


A Collision With a Dwarf Planet Likely Caused Our Moon to Become Lopsided

Our Moon features a nearside and far side with dramatically different geological features. This anomaly has puzzled scientists for years, but new computer simulations suggest the Moon’s asymmetric disposition can be traced back to an ancient collision with another object—possibly a dwarf planet. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Moon, Moon Formation, Lunar Smashups


Researchers say a tiny planet slammed into the Moon a long time ago

Earth's Moon only ever shows us one face. It's locked into its current orientation, with a permanent nearside and farside, but it wasn't until the Apollo missions that scientists were able to see just how different the two sides really are. The nearside, with its sea of dark gray basins standing in contrast to the brilliant white powder that covers the rest of its face, varies dramatically from the farside, which is marked with countless smaller craters in a more uniform distribution...
Tags: Science, Earth, Moon, Journal of Geophysical Research


Looking Deep

A radio telescope stares into deep space in this artist's concept of an observatory based on the far side of the Moon. On that hemisphere, the bulk of the Moon would block out radio interference from Earth, providing a pristine view of the heavens. Scientists are pondering more modest set-ups for possible use in the coming decades. [NASA/Mark Dowman and Doug McLeod] Moon and Saturn
Tags: Space, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Doug McLeod, Mark Dowman


Moon and Saturn

Look for the Moon and a bright companion the next couple of mornings. The planet Saturn will be close to the upper left of the Moon at first light tomorrow, and closer to the right of the Moon on Thursday.
Tags: Space, Moon


NASA’s floating robot ‘bee’ is alive and well aboard the ISS

NASA is betting big on the future of space robots. As automated gadgets become more and more advances, scientists are starting to imagine how robots could not only aid space travelers but perhaps even shoulder some of the load when it comes to various duties.To explore those possibilities, NASA sent a trio of Astrobee robots to the International Space Station just last month, and the ISS crew is just now getting around to testing them out. In a new post on NASA's website, the agency teases a...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Moon, Iss, Moon Mars, Astrobee


The moon is shrinking as it loses heat, new images reveal

New research suggests the Moon is shrinking. NASA scientists have used data from their Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera to look at wrinkles in the surface of the Moon which are formed as it loses heat and shrinks in size. The post The moon is shrinking as it loses heat, new images reveal appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Emerging Tech, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, Wrinkles, Tectonics


Moon and Jupiter

Jupiter is easy to find now because it is quite near the Moon. The planet looks like a brilliant star, to the lower left of the Moon as they climb into view late this evening, and about the same distance to the upper right of the Moon tomorrow night.
Tags: Space, Moon, Jupiter


See the impact site where the Beresheet spacecraft crashed into the moon

An image of the crash site of SpaceIL's ill-fated Beresheet spacecraft has been captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and is being analyzed for information about the moon's soil. The post See the impact site where the Beresheet spacecraft crashed into the moon appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Emerging Tech, SpaceIL, Beresheet


See the impact site where Beresheet crashed into the moon

An image of the crash site of SpaceIL's ill-fated Beresheet spacecraft has been captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and is being analyzed for information about the moon's soil. The post See the impact site where Beresheet crashed into the moon appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Emerging Tech, SpaceIL, Beresheet


Chang’e 4 mission may have found minerals from beneath the surface of the moon

China's Chang'e 4 mission has made a major discovery: minerals that could be from beneath the surface of the moon. The lander spotted two unexpected mineral types which match what is believed to exist in the mantle. The post Chang’e 4 mission may have found minerals from beneath the surface of the moon appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, China, Trends, Moon, Emerging Tech, Chang, Minerals, Chang'e 4, Yutu 2, Moon Mantle


Nasa plans first woman Moon mission and other news

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the week's best technology stories.
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Bbc, Moon, Jen Copestake


NASA taps Blue Origin and 10 other companies to work on moon lander studies and prototypes

It’s almost as if Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos knew what was coming: His Blue Origin space venture is among 11 companies selected by NASA to conduct studies and produce prototypes of spacecraft that could carry astronauts down to the moon’s south polar region and back up by 2024. Only a week earlier, Bezos unveiled a full-scale mockup of Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lunar lander, which is designed to deliver payload or people to the lunar surface, as part of his vision to get millions of people even...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Nasa, Moon, Jeff Bezos, Bezos


China’s lunar rover is helping to unravel a Moon mystery

The Chinese space program started 2019 with a major milestone when the Chang'e 4 lunar lander successfully touched down on the far side of the Moon. It was the first time any country had completed such a feat, the landing itself was just the first of many objectives China had for the mission.In the days that followed, the lander deployed a rover, snapped photos, and even grew some plants. Its rover had some work of its own to do as well, and a new research paper published in Nature reveals t...
Tags: Science, China, Moon, Spa, Chang, Aitken, Yutu, Von Karman


NASA probe spots the final lunar resting place of the crashed Israeli spacecraft

Last month, Israeli non-profit SpaceIL's Beresheet probe made it to the lunar surface but sadly it wasn't a soft landing. Beresheet was the first private attempt at a lunar landing and they got pretty damn close. A couple weeks after the crash, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter orbited over the area and NASA has released images that show the impact site. From NASA: LROC took this image from 56 miles (90 kilometers) above the surface. The cameras captured a dark smudge, about 10 meters wide...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Moon, Arizona State University, LROC, Beresheet


The Upcoming Blue Flower Full Moon In Scorpio Is Rare And Sexy

This month’s full moon has an exciting name — the Blue Flower Full Moon. It will appear in the sky this Saturday, May 18. This full moon appears in Scorpio, so we’ll be experiencing some of that intense Scorpio energy.Before we get into all that, let’s break down the meanings of the moon’s name. First, the term “blue moon ” does not mean the moon will appear blue (unfortunately, because that would be cool). You might have heard the phrase “once in a blue moon” to describe something that occurs ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Moon, Mars, Venus, Scorpio, Pink Moon, Flower Moon, Gabriela Herstik, Lisa Stardust, Upcoming Blue Flower Full


NASA Says the Moon Is Shrinking and Experiencing 'Moonquakes' (slashdot)

The moon is getting smaller, which causes wrinkles in its surface and moonquakes, according to a new study sponsored by NASA. Time Magazine reports: As the moon's interior cools, it shrinks, which causes its hard surface to crack and form fault lines, according to research sponsored by NASA. The moon has gotten about 150 feet skinnier over the last few hundred million years. Astronauts have placed seismometers on the moon over a series of past missions. Scientists, who determined that the moonqu...
Tags: News, Nasa, Moon, Watters, BeauHD, Thomas Watters, NASA Time Magazine


More Moon and Spica

Spica, the leading light of the constellation Virgo, will stand to the upper right of the Moon as night falls this evening. Spica consists of at least two stars, the larger of which is likely to explode as a supernova.
Tags: Space, Moon, Virgo, Spica


NASA is asking for another $1.6 billion to fulfill the Moon 2024 promise

Back in March, the Trump administration declared that it was directing NASA to send humans back to the Moon no later than 2024. That's an incredibly tight deadline for an agency with a budget that is nowhere near what it was (in adjusted dollars, anyway) when the Apollo missions made history, but Trump-appointed NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine bent over backward and promised it could be done.Lots of people, myself included, were (and still are) highly skeptical that NASA can pull it off. ...
Tags: Science, Congress, Nasa, International Space Station, Moon, Trump, Mike Pence, U S Defense, Jim Bridenstine


Full Moon in Scorpio May 2019 – Exposed

The Full Moon occurs at 22:11 (BST), May 18, 2019 at 27°Sc38′.The skies are heavy with Earth energy. The atmosphere feels weighted. Only Pallas retrograde in Libra is in Air so mentally we could feel strung out, unsure of ourselves, needing someone else to validate our experience.The chart itself is a locomotive pattern with the Moon leading. This Full Moon in Scorpio tells us that emotions are intense, and this is what is driving us forward. Feelings, fears, deep unconscious material, it’s all ...
Tags: Moon, Pluto, Venus, Libra, Scorpio, Astrology, Chiron, Sedna, Moon Phases, Full Moon in Scorpio, Painting Kings Fairy Tale Kings, Mikalojus Konstantinas CiurlionisThe


Moon and Spica

The gibbous Moon stages an encounter with one of the brightest stars in northern skies tonight: Spica, the leading light of Virgo. Spica is below the Moon as night falls and will be even closer to the Moon as they set in the wee hours of the morning.
Tags: Space, Moon, Spica, Virgo Spica


NASA gives its new Moon mission a name: Artemis

Cool missions need cool names, and NASA’s new plan to establish a permanent lunar presence and put an American on the Moon again now has one: Artemis. It’s nod both to Apollo, the 50th anniversary of the culmination of which is this year, and to the fact that the program is likely to send the first woman to the Moon. The name was announced on NASA’s social media channels, and casually mentioned by Administrator Jim Bridenstine in a call with reporters yesterday. ARTEMIS: Twin sister of Apo...
Tags: Space, Tech, Nasa, Moon, Orion, Venus, Artemis, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine, Moon Artemis, Lunar Orbital Platform


NASA Wants $1.6 Billion to Send First Woman to the Moon By 2024

NASA is requesting an additional $1.6 billion in funding for next year to accelerate its manned mission to the Moon by 2024, which the agency revealed will be titled Artemis, the New York Times reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Nasa, New York Times, Moon, Donald Trump, Artemis, Jim Bridenstine, Lunar Landing


NASA Says the Moon Is Shrinking and Experiencing 'Moonquakes'

The moon is getting smaller, which causes wrinkles in its surface and moonquakes, according to a new study sponsored by NASA. Time Magazine reports: As the moon's interior cools, it shrinks, which causes its hard surface to crack and form fault lines, according to research sponsored by NASA. The moon has gotten about 150 feet skinnier over the last few hundred million years. Astronauts have placed seismometers on the moon over a series of past missions. Scientists, who determined that the moonqu...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Moon, Watters, Thomas Watters, NASA Time Magazine


For Artemis Mission to Moon, NASA Seeks to Add Billions to Budget

The funds would help accelerate the agency’s schedule for returning astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024.
Tags: News, Moon, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Federal Budget (US, Space and Astronomy, Artemis Mission to Moon NASA


Guess what shrinks when it gets cold and then you shake it around a little? The Moon. We're talking about the Moon

What did you think we meant? Our Moon is getting cooler, causing it to shrink. Now, research published in Nature Geoscience on Monday suggests that shrinkage is leading to a whole lot of shaking going on, with a little help from Earth too.…
Tags: Earth, Software, Moon, Nature Geoscience


A Crash Program or Modest Proposal?

The White House released a long-awaited supplemental budget request for NASA today. It proposes an additional $1.6 billion for an accelerated human spaceflight effort to land on the Moon in 2024. This boosts the President's budget request for NASA to $22.6 billion in fiscal year 2020, which is approximately $1.1 billion or 5% more than the amount provided by Congress last year.
Tags: Congress, White House, Nasa, Moon


Trump seeks extra $1.6 billion in NASA spending to return to moon by 2024

The increased funding request, announced by President Donald Trump on Twitter, comes nearly two months after Vice President Mike Pence declared the objective of shortening by four years NASA's previous timeline for putting astronauts back on the moon for the first time since 1972. The proposed increase would bring NASA's total spending level for the 2020 fiscal year to $22.6 billion. The bulk of the increase is earmarked for research and development of a human lunar landing system, according t...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence