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China Launching Satellite To Study Far Side Of The Moon On May 21

China is getting ready to launch its satellite that will study the far side of the Moon, which is tidally locked and perpetually facing away from Earth. The satellite is a preparation for a rover China will send in the future.

Space May 18, 2018

Nonprofit Company Plans To Print All 25 Million English Wikipedia Pages And Send Them To The Moon

A nonprofit company revealed its plan to print out all of the pages in the English archive of Wikipedia on metal sheets and send them to the moon. The sheets will be thinner than human hair.

Space May 16, 2018

On The Way To Mars, NASA Satellite Snaps A Photo Of Earth And Moon

The MarCO CubeSats accompanying the InSight lander headed to Mars wanted to check if the journey is going well, so it snapped a photo of its antenna. But there were a couple of photobombers.

Space May 16, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Criticizes The Movie 'Chappaquiddick' For Getting Moon Phases Wrong

Neil deGrasse Tyson criticized the film 'Chappaquiddick' for getting the lunar phases wrong. Twitter jumped on his back for obsessing over such a minute detail in the movie.

Space May 10, 2018

Tests Show That Moon Dust Can Kill Cells And Alter DNA, Which Could Kill Chances Of Lunar Colony

A study simulated the effects of moon dust on the human body and showed that it may be hazardous for health. This could put the idea of a moon colony on hold.

Space May 9, 2018

Mineral Found In Meteorite From The Moon Shows It Once Had Water

A mineral found in a lunar meteorite shows that the moon once had the presence of water on its surface. This mineral only forms in the presence of water, offering clues as to the moon's history with water.

Space May 3, 2018

NASA Reportedly Cancelling Its Resource Prospector Moon Mission: What Does It Mean For A Return To The Moon?

NASA is reportedly scraping its moon mining mission, the Resource Prospector. Scientists are urging the agency to save the project for the future of missions on the moon.

Space April 27, 2018

A 'Rare' Green Moon To Appear On 4/20? Sorry Social Media Hoaxed Us Again!

A social media hoax has been disputed, much to the dismay of 4/20 celebrators. A 'green moon' was supposed to appear in the night sky on the same day as the unofficial National Weed Day.

Space April 20, 2018

This NASA Photo Proves That The Moon Landing Was Fake, Conspiracy Theorist Says

An archived NASA photo allegedly shows evidence that the moon landing was fake. According to a conspiracy theorist, the boulders in the background are not simple rocks but are actually something else.

Space April 19, 2018

Russia Also Planning To Send Humans To The Moon

Russia confirms it plans to send humans to the moon and subsequently build a lunar space station there. The space race for the modern era, with heavyweight players the likes of SpaceX, seems to be in high gear.

Space April 14, 2018

NASA Gives Glimpse Of The Lunar Surface With Astonishing 4K Video Tour Of The Moon

NASA released a new video, giving people a 4K of the moon. This new video provides unprecedented images of the lunar surface that most people will never get to see.

Space April 12, 2018

Blue Moon Rising This Easter Weekend Will Be The Last Until 2020

The parade of planets shone brightly at the start of March but now, it is time for the blue moon to rise and shine. Take time to watch the blue moon this Easter weekend because the next one won't be rising until 2020.

Space March 30, 2018

The New Space Race: Vladimir Putin Says Russia Will Beat US To Mars

Vladimir Putin wants Russia to land on Mars before the United States does. So, it’s launching a Mars mission in 2019, earlier than NASA’s own Mars exploration program.

Space March 16, 2018

AI Technology Discovered Thousands Of New Craters On The Moon

A new AI technology have accurately mapped still-undiscovered craters on the moon. This lunar mapping technology found over 6,000 new craters in just hours.

Space March 16, 2018

A Must See Sky Show: Saturn, Mars, And Jupiter To Align This Week

A rare astronomical event is happening this week. Bright planets Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter will align before sunrise, while the moon will pass by them.

Space March 6, 2018

Garbage On The Moon: 400,000 Pounds Of Junk Are On Lunar Surface

A bible, a falcon feather, and a document proclaiming "University of Michigan alumni of the moon" are among the junk on the moon. Humans have left about 400,000 pounds of trash on the lunar surface.

Space March 6, 2018

New Theory Suggests Moon Formed From A Vaporized Rock Within Earth

A new study suggests that the Moon was formed from a rapidly spinning vaporizing rock from early Earth and not from a collision of cosmic rocks. This new theory on the Moon's formation is unlike anything we've known before.

Space March 1, 2018

The Moon Will Get Its Own 4G Network While People Still Can’t Get A Connection On Earth

Earth's only natural satellite, the Moon, will be getting its own 4G network thanks to three major companies. The most surprising company behind the project is Audi.

Space February 27, 2018

Astronomers Find Widespread Water On The Moon: Can This Sustain Future Lunar Habitat?

Lunar data show that water on the moon is widespread and appears to be present regardless of the time of day. Can this water help future moon explorers and lunar colonies?

Space February 25, 2018

Lunar Missions Reveal Moon May Have Widespread Water

NASA scientists have found that there could be widespread water on the Moon. If it is proven that the Earth's satellite has ample water, then future explorers could use it in multiple ways as a resource.

Space February 24, 2018

Here's What Could Happen If Trump Cuts NASA Funding For Space Station

NASA is letting go of the International Space Station to free up $4 billion in funding for lunar and deep space exploration. What are the implications?

Space January 28, 2018

Chinese Students Complete 200 Days Living On Virtual Moon Base

Four volunteers spent 200 days in a simulated space lab in China, setting a record for longest stay in a self-contained cabin. They experienced three unexpected blackouts during the experiment.

Space January 27, 2018

Supermoon, Blue Moon, And Lunar Eclipse Will Occur On The Same Day Next Week

Next week is set to be an interesting week for the moon. On Jan. 31, Wednesday, there will be a supermoon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse all on the same day.

Space January 24, 2018

Google's $20 Million Lunar Xprize For Landing On The Moon To End With No Winner

Google's Lunar Xprize competition will end on March 31 but no one will take home the coveted award. There were four contenders for the $20 million award but none of the finalists made the cut.

Space January 23, 2018

Eyes On The Moon, Mars, And Beyond: Deep Space Gateway Is NASA’s Next Big Plan

After the International Space Station retires in 2028, NASA is slated to launch a new space station that will orbit the moon. It would be located farther into deep space to also train the crew for future Mars missions.

Space January 20, 2018

First Blue Moon Total Eclipse In More Than 150 Years Coming By End Of January

The night will be long for skywatchers on Jan. 31 with a Blue moon, a supermoon and total lunar eclipse happening in one night. This rare event is not to be missed so mark your calendars.

Space January 5, 2018

Supermoon 2018 To Light Up The Sky On New Year's Day

The supermoon 2018 is expected to occur on Jan. 1, coinciding with New Year's Day. That gives skygazers more to look forward to than just fireworks.

Space December 29, 2017

Japanese Startup iSpace Wants To Put Billboards On The Moon: Ads In Space Coming Soon?

With funding secured, iSpace moved forward with the development of a lander that will be used for advertising on the moon. A 2019 launching was scheduled.

Space December 20, 2017

Japan To Join US In Building Space Station That Will Orbit The Moon

Japan will be collaborating with the United States to build a new space station in the lunar orbit. The spaceport will serve as a deep space gateway.

Space December 14, 2017

President Trump To NASA: I Want You Back On The Moon, Then Mars Next

Trump has officially signed Space Policy Directive 1, which sets NASA up for a lunar mission and a potential trip to Mars. However, there’s the issue of funding.

Space December 12, 2017

Full Cold Moon: Fun Facts About The First And Only Supermoon Of 2017

The supermoon that was seen over the weekend is the last of its kind this year. Know why and when a moon is called a supermoon.

Earth/Environment December 4, 2017

Supermoon 2017: Here’s When You’ll See The Brightest Moon Of The Year

The only visible supermoon in 2017 will appear up the night sky this December. Supermoons don’t occur frequently, so for those who are planning to watch the event, here are important dates to remember.

Space November 29, 2017

Apollo 12 Astronaut Dick Gordon Dies At Age 88

Former NASA astronaut Richard 'Dick' Gordon passed away at the age of 88. Gordon was one of only 24 men that have flown to the moon.

November 10, 2017

Beaver Moon Illuminates Early November Night Skies

Be dazzled by the glorious Beaver moon this weekend, as it shines brightly. Know the best time to view it, as well as get a quick refresher about the many names of the moon.

Space November 4, 2017

New Discovery Takes Us One Step Closer To Living On The Moon

NASA and JAXA scientists have confirmed that there are underground caves on the Moon, left behind by flowing lava. The discovery brings the human race one step closer to living on the Moon.

Space October 19, 2017

Ancient Volcanoes Caused The Moon To Have An Atmosphere For 70 Million Years: Study

A new study from the Lunar and Planetary Institute suggests the moon once had an atmosphere that lasted for 70 million years. It was apparently caused by gases from volcanic eruptions.

Space October 9, 2017

Harvest Moon To Rise On Oct. 5: What Makes It So Special, And What Time Should You Look Up?

America's fascination with celestial bodies continues with this year's harvest moon, which will rise on the evening of Oct. 5. Why is it named as such, and what time will it appear in the sky?

Space October 5, 2017

Water Reservoir On The Moon? Lunar Interior Could Be Hiding Significant Amount Of Water

Data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument suggest that the moon may have a significant amount of water in its interior. A lunar water reservoir could make colonization of the moon much easier.

Space September 12, 2017

German Startup To Set Up Cellphone Tower On The Moon

A startup based in Berlin is planning to build the first telecommunications structure on the surface of the moon. The startup and its partners aim to explore the landing site of the Apollo 17 mission.

Business Tech August 11, 2017

These Might Have Happened If The Apollo Space Program Continued

Since astronaut Gene Cernan stepped back into the Apollo 17 lander back in 1972, no human has set foot on the moon again. Learn what could have happened if the Apollo program continued and proceeded with its space missions.

Space July 25, 2017

Moon Interior May Hold More Water Than Previously Thought

Satellite data suggest that the interior of the moon may hold substantial amounts of water. What are the implications of the findings on future moon missions and our understanding of the early history of Earth’s natural satellite?

Space July 25, 2017

Here's How Moon Express Plans To Build Lunar Outpost, Harvest Lunar Rocks Using Robots

Florida-based private company Moon Express is seeking to deploy robotic landers in a planned series of missions to the moon. Here are details on its projected lunar outpost and moon mining initiatives.

Space July 13, 2017

Moon Express Wants To Deliver Goods To The Moon And Beyond

Moon Express is closer than ever to winning Google's $20 million prize, but the company's ambitions go much further. It plans to be among the first companies to provide commercial transportation to the moon.

Space July 13, 2017

Fungus In Space Can Make Astronauts Sick, NASA-Led Team Warns

NASA has warned that fungus in space could serve as an enemy of astronauts in the Mars mission or other forms of space exploration. Certain fungi types could colonize the human body and lead to infection.

Space July 12, 2017

China Simulates Life On The Moon With 200-Day Test Of Self-Sustaining Space Station

How is it like to live on the moon or another world beyond Earth for an extended period of time? China will soon find out as it begins the 200-day experiment of a self-sustaining ecosystem at the Lunar Palace-1.

Space July 11, 2017

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