Tag: Moon

Jupiter Moon Ganymede Releases Electromagnetic Waves That May Damage Spacecraft

Scientists discovered that Jupiter moon Ganymede is releasing powerful electromagnetic waves that may destroy spacecraft. The invisible magnetic field surrounding Ganymede is powered by the magnetic field of Jupiter, which is about 20,000 times stronger than Earth's.

Space August 8, 2018

The Moon May Have Supported Life 4 Billion Years Ago, Scientists Say

Scientists identified two periods in the distant past when the moon may have supported life. A study based on the analysis of rock and soil samples showed that the moon is not as dry as previously thought.

Space July 24, 2018

Jupiter Moons Now Up To 79 After 10 More Confirmed, Including 1 That May Collide With Others

A team of astronomers discovered 12 new Jupiter moons in March 2017, and the remaining 10 have just been confirmed to bring the total Jupiter moon count to 79. However, one of the new moons, Valetudo, is different.

Space July 19, 2018

NASA Juno Spacecraft May Have Found Hidden Volcano In Jupiter Moon Io

The NASA Juno spacecraft may have spotted a hidden volcano on Io, one of the dozens of moons of Jupiter. NASA is expecting more clues on the previously undiscovered heat source from the space probe's next flyby.

Space July 15, 2018

Israel To Launch First Moon Mission This Year

Israel will launch its first lunar mission in December. The spacecraft will land on the moon in February 2019. What are the objectives of this moon mission?

Space July 10, 2018

India To Launch Chandrayaan-2 Mission That Will Hunt For Nuclear Fusion Fuel On The Moon

ISRO will launch the new moon mission Chandrayaan-2 to find traces of water and helium-3 on the lunar surface. The mission will make India the first country to visit the south side of the moon.

Space June 30, 2018

NASA Prepares For Robot Lunar Exploration In An Attempt To Send Humans Back To The Moon

NASA said they are now focusing on partnerships with public and private enterprises to bring humans back to the moon. The first set of lander missions is expected to launch in 2022.

Space June 22, 2018

Videos Capture Professor Teaching Students Moon Landing Was Fake, Other Conspiracy Theories

A sociology professor was caught on video telling students about conspiracy theories on the moon landing and the holocaust. This is not the first time he is being investigated for his claims.

Feature | Science June 15, 2018

Mysterious Moon Warming Caused By NASA's Apollo Astronauts: Here's How Space Missions Can Affect Planet Mars

The warming of the moon in the 1970s is caused by NASA's Apollo astronauts who disrupted the regolith on the lunar surface. How can space missions affect planet Mars and potential Martian life?

Space June 11, 2018

Woman Sues NASA To Keep Out-Of-This-World Gift: A Vial Of Moon Dust From Neil Armstrong

A woman from Tennessee filed a preemptive lawsuit in Kansas against NASA to keep an extraordinary gift. The gift, which came from astronaut Neil Armstrong, is a vial of moon dust.

Space June 11, 2018

Recovered Moon Landing Data From Apollo Missions Solve 40-Year-Old Mystery

The Apollo 15 and 17 missions in 1971 and 1972 had created a mystery that baffled scientists for almost 40 years. Finally, the analysis of the recovered tapes from the mission had the answer.

Space June 9, 2018

Americans Want NASA To Focus On Saving The Earth, Not Space Exploration

NASA is currently focused on missions that will send humans to the Moon and Mars. A survey, however, revealed that Americans think NASA should instead focus on studying climate change and monitoring asteroids that may crash into Earth.

Space June 7, 2018

Moon Falling From Sky Video Not A Hoax: Here's What's Happening

A video showing the moon falling to Earth looks like it came from a movie, but no editing was done to it by Daniel Lopez, the photographer who recorded the footage. Here's the explanation for the amazing and scary scene.

Earth/Environment June 7, 2018

Earth Days Getting Longer, Thanks To The Moon

Days on Earth are getting longer due to the moon's effects on how to Earth spins on its axis. However, it will take some time before days are recalculated to 25 hours.

Space June 5, 2018

China Launches Satellite For Moon Mission: What Is ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’?

China took what it described as a major step toward being the first in the world to set up a communication satellite from the ‘dark side of the moon.’ The country launched a relay satellite named Queqiao or Magpie Bridge on May 21.

Space May 22, 2018

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

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