China broadcasts photos from ‘dark’ side of the moon

BEIJING — China on Friday broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the moon’s far side, in what its space program hailed as another triumph for the groundbreaking mission to the less-understood sector of the lunar surface. The pictures on state broadcaster CCTV showed the Jade Rabbit 2 rover and the Chang’e 4 spacecraft that transported it on […]

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NASA still can’t explain these mysteries about the moon

The moon may be Earth’s closest neighbor, but there are still countless mysteries surrounding the rocky world. NASA has spent decades researching the moon — even landing 12 of its astronauts there — but some answers still elude its top space scientists. Here are four things we still don’t understand about the moon. The origin of the moon Exactly how […]

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China 'lifts mysterious veil' by landing probe on far side of the moon

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, China’s space agency said, hailing the event as a historic first and a major achievement for the country’s space program. The Chang’e-4 lunar probe, launched in December, made the “soft landing” at 0226 GMT and transmitted the first-ever “close range” image […]

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Russian scientists unveil plan to colonize the moon

Russia has unveiled plans to build a colony on the moon within 20 years. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, said: “This is the very important moment for Roscosmos.” He said the organization was struggling with financial burdens but there was a clear five-year plan that would lead to a new age of space technology. Anatoly Petrukovich […]

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America’s next moon landing won’t be made by NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — America’s next moon landing will be made by private companies — not NASA. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday that nine US companies will compete to deliver experiments to the lunar surface. The space agency will buy the service and let private industry work out the details on getting there, he said. The goal is to […]

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Dazzling autumn Hunter’s Moon) lights up landmarks across Britain

Heavens above …the moon is shining like the sun! British landmarks are lit up by dazzling autumn phenomenon known as the Hunter’s Moon Spooky glow haunts Britain and bathes landmarks in full orange glow This week’s full Moon is classed as a Hunter’s Moon for its sunny ‘daylight’ beam The Moon was important to ancient Britons as it signified the approach […]

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs first paying customer for trip to the moon

SpaceX is set to announce the first private passenger to fly around the moon on one of its spacecraft, the company tweeted Thursday. “SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space,” the Elon Musk-led company wrote […]

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NASA doesn’t have anything for astronauts to wear to the moon

NASA stands at the very edge of an incredibly exciting time in space exploration. Mankind has discovered incredibly interesting things on Mars as well as other bodies within our solar system and new spacecraft are in development that will allow humans to travel faster and farther than ever before. With all this happening you might be thinking that astronaut wardrobe […]

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Doom-mongers warn Friday’s blood moon means the end of the world

Doom-mongers warn that it means the end of the world. What’s certain is that tomorrow’s BLOOD MOON is a once in a lifetime event – and we’ve had a spectacular preview of what is to come tonight Longest total eclipse of the moon this century will happen on Friday night Will be accompanied by Mars shining bright closer than it will […]

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