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  • Current Event
    13 days ago
    by TNY
    +15 +1

    Arecibo is Dead. Should We Build Its Replacement on the Moon?

    When the 60-year-old Arecibo Observatory collapsed in 2020, the crash didn’t just take down one of the world's preeminent radio telescopes, it also dealt a massive blow to the future of radio astronomy. Arecibo may have been old, but it also had unique capabilities that made it ideal for studying things like gravitational waves, as well as mapping the surfaces of asteroids as they slip by Earth.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by TheSpirit
    +2 +1

    China prepares for return of lunar probe with moon samples

    Chinese ground crews are standing by for the return of a lunar probe bringing back the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 40 years. The Chang'e probe is expected to land in the Siziwang district of the vast Inner Mongolia region late Wednesday or early Thursday. It fired its engines early Wednesday to put it on course before the orbiter separates from the return vehicle, with all systems functioning as expected, the China National Space Administration said.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by drank
    +8 +1

    NASA outlines science goals for future astronauts on Moon

    The US space agency NASA published a voluminous report on Monday outlining the scientific priorities for the Artemis III astronauts it intends to send to the Moon in 2024. One of the goals will be to bring back a total of 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of lunar samples, both from the surface and sub-surface, more than the average 64 kilograms brought back by Apollo mission members between 1969 and 1972.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by TheSpirit
    +4 +1

    China becomes second nation to plant flag on the Moon

    China has planted its flag on the Moon, more than 50 years after the US first planted the Stars and Stripes there. The pictures from China's National Space Administration show the five-starred Red Flag holding still on the windless lunar surface. They were taken by a camera on the Chang'e-5 space probe before it left the Moon with rock samples on Thursday.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +18 +1

    Nasa to pay company $1 to collect rocks from moon

    The US space agency has awarded two American and one Japanese firm contracts to pick up lunar soil.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by aj0690
    +28 +1

    Why NASA wants to put a nuclear power plant on the moon

    NASA plans to build a nuclear power plant on the moon and Mars to support its long-term exploration plans.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by timex
    +20 +1

    China set to retrieve first Moon rocks in 40 years

    Chang’e-5 has just one lunar day to collect lunar material from a previously unexplored region of the Moon’s near side.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by jedlicka
    +14 +1

    How to see rare Blue Moon this weekend

    A rare Blue Moon will appear this weekend, coinciding with Halloween for the first time in more than 70 years. The full moon will rise in the east at 4.53pm in the UK on Saturday, less than 20 minutes after the sun sets. It is the second full moon this month — the first was on 1 October — which earns it the name “Blue Moon”.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by rawlings
    +12 +1

    Water ice on the Moon may be easier to reach than we thought, new studies claim

    New observations of the Moon reveal that lunar water may be more accessible than originally thought. The new data is particularly exciting for NASA, which hopes to leverage the Moon’s resources — notably water ice embedded in the soil — to help future astronauts live and work on the lunar surface.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by zyery
    +24 +1

    NASA to announce new discovery about the moon

    NASA is expected to announce a new discovery about the moon on Monday. The space agency plans to share findings from its Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) mission during a press conference at 12 p.m. EDT.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by larylin
    +4 +1

    NASA gave Nokia $14.1 million to build a 4G network on the moon

    If you were wondering what Nokia had been up to since the everlasting brick phone, and thought it had dropped off the face of the earth, turns out, it has, in a big way. Nokia is leaps and bounds ahead of the game, yet again—this time, without snakes. It’s off to the moon with more of an ‘ET, call home’ situation in mind. What are NASA and Nokia planning to do out there?

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by darvinhg
    +14 +1

    European Space Agency finalises plans to ‘explore the moon properly’

    European space officials will this week unveil detailed plans for a series of ambitious missions aimed at returning humans to the moon in the next few years. Projects will include construction of crew quarters for an orbiting lunar space station, making the power and propulsion units for America’s Orion spacecraft, and designing and building a sophisticated communication and refuelling unit, known as Esprit, to serve astronauts on the lunar surface. These missions will be carried out jointly with Nasa and the Japanese and Canadian space agencies.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by hxxp
    +19 +1

    US faces tight timeline for 2024 moon landing, NASA chief tells Senate

    NASA needs to have a new lunar lander and giant rocket ready by next year in order to return astronauts to the moon by 2024, the space agency's chief Jim Bridenstine told Congress Wednesday (Sept. 23). In a Senate appropriations committee hearing, Bridenstine said NASA aims to send an uncrewed mission, called Artemis 1, around the moon in November 2021 to prepare for the first orbital mission with astronauts two years later, Artemis 2. The Artemis 3 mission would follow, sending astronauts to the south pole of the moon in 2024.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by cone
    +13 +1

    NASA's Search for Life on Saturn's Moon Postponed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

    NASA has postponed its upcoming mission to the moon of Saturn, Titan, which can support life, citing the budgetary concerns that were raised due to the coronavirus or COVID-19. In a statement posted by the space research organization, the agency stated that the launch that was originally planned to take place in 2026, is going to happen in 2027.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by hiihii
    +13 +1

    NASA wants ideas for keeping Moon missions powered in the dark

    If NASA is going to have a long-term presence on the Moon, it’s going to need an alternative to typical solar power — lunar nights can last for over two weeks in some cases. And the agency is turning to outsiders for help. It’s partnering with HeroX on a “Watts on the Moon” crowdsourcing challenge that offers up to $5 million in total prizes if you can create energy solutions for Moon missions. The frontrunners won’t even have to wait until the technology is approved before it goes on a lunar trip.

  • Current Event
    4 months ago
    by cone
    +18 +1

    NASA still targeting moon's south pole for 2024 crew landing

    NASA is definitely targeting the moon's south pole for a crewed landing in 2024 — but that timeline will be difficult to achieve if Congress doesn't open its purse strings, and fast, agency chief Jim Bridenstine said. During a presentation with NASA's Lunar Exploration Analysis Group last Monday (Sept. 14), Bridenstine seemed to suggest that the agency is open to a more equatorial site for the 2024 touchdown, a key milestone in NASA's Artemis program of crewed lunar exploration.

  • Current Event
    4 months ago
    by zyery
    +13 +1

    Mining on Moon: NASA in Market for Lunar Rocks, to Pay up to $25,000 for Each Sample

    Are you interested in mining on the Moon? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will pay you anywhere between $15,000 to $25,000 for lunar rocks, the agency has announced. However, this is definitely not for individuals who possess Moon rocks bought from an auction or even eBay. NASA through this proposal wants to attract companies to explore commercial mining on the Moon. Thus, it expects only commercial entities to go to the Moon and collect lunar rocks by 2024.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by zyery
    +18 +1

    Could a Dragon spacecraft fly humans to the Moon? It’s complicated

    On a recent Sunday afternoon, a black-and-white spacecraft raced through the atmosphere, ionizing molecules, and creating a plasma inferno. Amidst this fireball, two astronauts sheltered within the small haven of Dragonship Endeavour, as its carbon-based heat shield crisped and flaked away.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by TNY
    +4 +1

    How the Apollo missions transformed our understanding of the Moon’s origin

    Where did the Moon come from? The origin of our cosmic neighbor is a fundamental question in planetary science. From Galileo’s first telescopic observations of the Moon to humans walking on its surface, our understanding of its origins has come a long way—yet it is far from complete.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by weekendhobo
    +3 +1

    Space Digest – The Apollo Moon landings

    In what is considered to be the biggest technological leap of all time, NASA successfully landed twelve astronauts on the Moon between 1969 to 1972. Naturally, there is a lot of Apollo content on the web, including an extensive set of NASA documents. Since all of it can get pretty overwhelming, I’ve compiled a curated list of Apollo content for you to enjoy.