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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

Asian Space Race Heats Up As Japan Unveils Plan To Put A Man On The Moon

The Asian space race is heating up as Japan has announced its plans to put a man on the moon. It's only the latest move in a new 21st-century space race.

Space July 1, 2017

Stephen Hawking Issues Call To Leave Planet Earth And Head To The Stars

At an arts and science festival, Stephen Hawking has issued a dire warning for humans: it's time to leave Earth and explore other worlds. The cofounder of Breakthrough Starshot calls for interstellar travel to preserve the species.

Space June 21, 2017

'Overwatch' Is Going To The Moon In New Assault Map

Blizzard has managed to keep a steady stream of content to 'Overwatch' players through new maps, characters, and events. Blizzard isn't slowing down the reveal of the new assault map joining the rotation, and it will send players to the moon.

Video Games May 31, 2017

China Moon Mission: 8 Postgraduate Students Move Into Lunar Palace Cabin That Simulates Lunar-Like Environment

China steps up its efforts for its planned permanent lunar laboratory. Eight postgraduate students begin simulated space cabin trials at the Lunar Palace 1 until 2018.

Space May 11, 2017

NASA’s Mars Plan May Involve Yearlong Manned Mission To The Moon

Before the journey to the red planet, NASA wants to send astronauts on a yearlong mission around the moon to test the Deep Space Transport vehicle that will ultimately take humans to Mars. Also in store is the Deep Space Gateway mini-station.

Space May 11, 2017

In Case We Manage To Land On Planet Mars, What Are The Chances Of Living There?

The human mission to Mars has ignited popular attention. However, the mission is dotted with many challenges. Topping the list is tough living conditions triggering the question whether how successful will be human life on Mars.

Space May 9, 2017

NASA's Cassini Ends Date With Saturn: Here Are Some Of The Best Images Snapped By This Spacecraft

Cassini spacecraft, now in the final phase of its mission, has made a successful dive between Saturn and its rings. It is now gearing up for the final plunge into the planet's surface in September.

Space April 30, 2017

NASA's Inflatable Greenhouse For Growing Plants On Mars And Moon Mimics Biological Systems On Earth

Astronauts may be able to grow their own plants during Mars and moon missions using a greenhouse system that NASA and University of Arizona researchers are working on. How does this system work?

Space April 25, 2017

Cassini Spacecraft Flies By Saturn Moon Titan For The Last Time

Cassini spacecraft has made its prelude to the Grand Finale with its last flyby of Titan. The probe's last encounter with the moon changed its orbit so it will pass through the gap between Saturn and its rings.

Space April 25, 2017

Saturn Moon Enceladus Has Life-Supporting ‘Chemical Energy’: What Does This Mean In The Pursuit Of Earth-Like Life?

NASA has revealed that Saturn’s moon Enceladus, with its frozen ocean and liquid water, might be harboring life. According to Cassini spacecraft data, the presence of hydrogen in the plumes from the icy surface of the moon bolsters this conclusion.

Space April 15, 2017

American Flags Planted On Moon By Apollo 11 Astronauts Have Bleached

Six American flags planted by astronauts on the lunar surface in 1969 have become discolored, owing to bleaching. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter first shared the image of the bleached flags in 2012.

Space April 10, 2017

Saturn Moon Titan Could Have Electric Sand

Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons, is one strange, sticky world, thanks to its electrically charged sand dunes. It is, in fact, one of the weirdest things there is in space.

Space March 29, 2017

NASA Planning Lunar Orbit Gateway For Mars And Deep Space Missions

NASA is scripting big plans for deep space missions, including Mars, by dovetailing it with a lunar orbit gateway. The mini space station will support missions to Mars and other parts of the solar system including lunar surface.

Space March 29, 2017

NASA Gives Nod For 10 SmallSat Missions To Study Solar System: What Are Their Goals?

NASA has approved to launch 10 small satellite missions to explore the solar system. SmallSats have proven their utility for cutting edge science allowing easy deployment from larger spacecraft to carry out targeted investigations in the inner solar system.

Space March 28, 2017

NASA Mulls Laser-Powered High-Speed Sky Internet For Mars, Moon Missions, And Beyond

NASA is working on LCRD (Laser Communications Relay Demonstration) for using laser communications to fast track communication between spacecraft and Earth. The upgrade will apply to many upcoming projects in deep space including Mars, lunar, and other missions.

Space March 27, 2017

Privately Funded Space Team Looking To Brew Beer On Moon In Global Competition

TeamIndus, a privately sponsored space team from India, is looking forward to participating in an exciting experiment. This experiment is part of a global competition, which has proposed brewing beer with yeast on the moon.

Space March 20, 2017

After Moon, Buzz Aldrin Takes You To Mars Via Virtual Reality

Shaking the moon dust off, legendary Apollo 11 astronaut, Buzz Aldrin wants to go to Mars. Thanks to technology, you, too, can tag along via virtual reality.

Space March 19, 2017

Solar System Could Have More Than 100 Planets

A group of scientists is proposing a new definition that would classify celestial objects as planets. If the new criteria get adopted, the Solar System could be home of more than 100 planets, which would include the Earth's moon.

Space March 19, 2017

Lost In Space: How New NASA Radar Technique Found India’s Chandrayaan-1 Orbiter

NASA successfully found two missing spacecraft, including India’s lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 that got lost in 2009. Learn more about how a new application of NASA's interplanetary radar technology made it possible.

Space March 13, 2017

Indian Lunar Spacecraft Missing For 8 Years Found Orbiting The Moon: How NASA, ESA Find Lost Space Probes

NASA found India's first lunar probe Chandrayaan-1 orbiting the moon about eight years after the spacecraft went missing. Here's how NASA and ESA found other probes that were lost in space.

Space March 11, 2017

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