A new study by an astrophysicists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research shows that the first exomoon ever discovered could actually be a gas giant moon!
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A new study of the “Rusty Rocks” returned by the Apollo 16 mission suggest that the Moon’s interior is very dry, contrary to what recent studies have claimed
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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
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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A team of MIT graduate students was recently honored by NASA’s RASC-AL competition for their MARINA space habitat design
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Fraser Cain and Isaac Arthur team up again to bring you another epic collaboration. This time, it’s construction tips from an engineer from a Type 2 Civilization.
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On October 13th, 2014, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) experienced something rare and unexpected. While monitoring the surface of the Moon, the LRO’s main instrument – the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) – produced an image that was rather unusual. Whereas most of the images it has produced were detailed and exact, this one was […]
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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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For centuries, scientists have been attempting to explain how the Moon formed. Whereas some have argued that it formed from material lost by Earth due to centrifugal force, others asserted that a performed Moon was captured by Earth’s gravity. In recent decades, the most widely-accepted theory has been the Giant-impact hypothesis, which states that the […]
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