A new study by researchers from MIT has cast doubt on when the Moon lost its magnetic field, indicating that it lasted for another 1 billion years
Just to get you in the mood for the upcoming total solar eclipse — now less than two weeks away — our Solar System put on a little eclipse display of the lunar kind on August 7. The full Moon passed through part of the Earth’s umbral shadow, and the timing made this partial lunar […]
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Live on the wrong continent to witness the August 21st total solar eclipse? Well… celestial mechanics has a little consolation prize for Old World observers, with a partial lunar eclipse on the night of Monday into Tuesday, August 7/8th.
A new study by a team from Brown University has revealed evidence of widespread water on the lunar surface, which could also point towards water in the interior.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Vice President Mike Pence, during a whirlwind visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, vowed that America would fortify our leadership in space under the Trump Administration with impressive goals by forcefully stating that “our nation will return to the moon, and we will put American boots on the face of Mars.”
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A team from SINTEF, and with the support of the ESA is looking to develop snake robots to assist astronauts aboard the ISS and conduct missions to asteroids, the Moon and Mars.
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In the hopes of telling us more about Near-Earth Objects, the NELIOTA project has begun to study bright flashes on the Moon, which are generated by meteors striking the surface.
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Under the right conditions, two colliding rocky bodies might form a temporary structure called a ‘synestia’. This rotating mass of partially vaporized rock would might only last a hundred years or so.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After conducting a thorough review examining the feasibility of adding a two person crew to the first integrated launch of America’s new Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket and Orion capsule on a mission that would propel two astronauts to the Moon and back by late 2019, NASA nixed the proposal […]
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A new study produced by the ARES division provides an explanation for how the Moon was able to generate its own magnetic field.
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