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Read this wonderfully surreal webcomic about intergalactic orgasms and the moon landing.

This is one of the things where you go "What the fuck did I just read and why am I feeling so incredibly moved by it." It's by Mads Horwath, who has also worked as a cartoonist for the New Yorker and . — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Comics, News, Funny, Webcomics, Cartoons, Cartoonists, Aliens, The moon, Conspiracy Theories, Moon Landing, Surreal, Web Comics, To The Moon, Mads Horwath

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

The moon is mysteriously rusting, and scientists think it's our fault

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology reports that the moon is rusting. Which sounds weird enough on the surface, but gets even stranger when you consider that the moon doesn't have any oxygen or liquid water—the two things typically required to turn iron and iron-rich rocks into rust. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Moon, The moon, Rust, Astrophysics, Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, Outer Space, Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Oxidation, To The Moon, The Cosmos, Chemical Reactions In Space, Rusted

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

At the Waning Gibbous Café...

  ... you can talk about whatever you want, including the same old topics you've been clinging to. You don't have to snap out of it. I'm not doing toxic positivity. I am giving you a place under the moon where you can be as boring as you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, The moon, Ann Althouse

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 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 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 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

Halloween 2020 will have the first global blue moon since World War II

As The New York Times explains: On Oct. 31 — that's Halloween to you — humans in all time zones will be treated to a blue hunter's moon. A blue moon occurs on the rare occasion when there is more than one full moon during a month. — Read the rest
Tags: Halloween, Post, News, New York Times, The moon, Blue Moon, Moons, Apocalyptic Visions, Apocalypse Pretty Soon

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

The time we almost nuked the moon

Near the middle of the Cold War, in the early days of the space race, the U.S. hatched a plan to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon.
Tags: Space, Trends, History, Features, Nuclear Weapons, The Cold War, The moon

Weekend Love Forecast – Ramping Up To The Full Moon In Aquarius

The full moon in Aquarius is exact on Monday, so a lot of the juice is cooking right now and through the weekend. The Moon transits Capricorn Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning and into early Aquarius on Sunday afternoon. The … Read More...
Tags: Daily, The moon, Aquarius, Astrology

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

Over the Moon Looks Like a Contender for Best Animated Film

We’ve all heard the phrase “The Man in the Moon,” but who wanted to go see if he’s up there? That’s a rough approximation of the upcoming Netflix animated film Over the Moon, the first trailer of which has just landed. Read more...
Tags: Science, Kids, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Glen Keane, The moon, Margaret Cho, John Cho, Ken Jeong, Kimiko Glenn, Sandra Oh, Phillipa Soo, Audrey Wells, Ruthie Ann Miles, Over the Moon

"The scope of what some museums now call 'rapid response collecting' has expanded significantly in recent years."

"Curators often mingle with crowds, scoop up fliers and ask people to part with signs, or perhaps a piece of clothing. Such collecting has taken place at demonstrations around the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore in 2015, and during the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Mo., after the death of Michael Brown."From "Museums Collect Protest Signs to Preserve History in Real Time/Curators surveyed the area outside the White House on Wednesday for artifacts that will help record the emotional turmoil" (NY...
Tags: Photography, Law, Turtles, White House, Birds, Museums, Michael Brown, The moon, Baltimore, Freddie Gray, Ferguson Mo, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

At the Third Quarter Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, The moon, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Third Quarter Café

Trump administration is drafting plans for corporate moon mining

Moonward Expansion has always been the inevitable future of the map-making Western world. And now that unsustainable extraction of natural resources is closer than ever to reality. As Reuters reports, the Trump administration has begun drafting the Artemis Accords (named after NASA's moon program and definitely not the kind of thing a comic book supervillain would come up with) to strategize internationals drilling and colonization efforts on our lunar neighbor: The Trump administration and othe...
Tags: Post, News, B-side, Nasa, Moon, Middle East, Mars, The moon, Artemis, Trump, Reuters, Moon Landing, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Mining, Moon Mining, To The Moon

Trump administration drafts pact for mining on the moon

The US-sponsored international Artemis Accords has not been shared, but proposes ‘safety zones’ around future moon basesThe Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the moon under a new US-sponsored international agreement called the Artemis Accords, according to people familiar with the proposed pact.The agreement would be the latest effort to cultivate allies around Nasa’s plan to put humans and space stations on the moon within the next decade, and comes as the civilia...
Tags: Space, US, World news, US news, Nasa, Mining, US politics, The moon, Trump, Trump Administration, Artemis Accords

Nasa picks Bezos's Blue Origin and Musk's SpaceX to build new lunar landers

Alabama company Dynetics also chosen for moon landing project, as three firms prepare to competeNasa has selected three private space companies to lead the development of lunar landers for its forthcoming moon landings.The three companies are Blue Origin, owned by Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos; Elon Musk’s SpaceX; and Dynetics, based in Huntsville, Alabama, Nasa announced on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Alabama, US news, Nasa, The moon, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, Dynetics, Huntsville Alabama Nasa

Incredible New Map of Moon Shows Its Every Nook and Cranny

Hot damn, look at the freakin’ Moon!
Tags: Astronomy, Maps, Science, The moon, Usgs, Look At The Moon, Lunar Geology

Apollo 13 Is a Dramatic Reminder Why Rushing Back to the Moon Is a Mistake

The Apollo program was a stunning technological feat, but, on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13, we’re reminded of the tremendous risks involved and why the U.S. shouldn’t return humans to the Moon in haste.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Orion, The moon, Apollo, Artemis, Moon Landing, Space Launch System, SLS, Apollo 13

NASA Funds Proposal to Build a Gigantic Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon

It looks like the Death Star’s laser cannon, but this proposed lunar telescope—built inside a natural crater on the Moon’s far side—could be used to peer back into the earliest days of the cosmos. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, The moon, Telescopes, Space Telescopes, Moon Telescope