Wednesday: August 3, 2011
- New study suggests that Earth may have originally had two moons.
A tiny second moon may once have orbited Earth before catastrophically slamming into the other one, a titanic clash that could explain why the two sides of the surviving lunar satellite are so different from each other, a new study suggests. The second moon around Earth would have been about 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) wide and could have formed from the same collision between the planet and a Mars-sized object that scientists suspect helped create the moon we see in the sky today, astronomers said.
Monday: May 17, 2010
- Venus and our moon align for one brief Kodak moment.
During spring time, Venus shines brightly, and as these photos show, Venus appears as a bright object before it disappears behind the moon and then reappears on the other side in a game of celestial hide-and-seek.
Thursday: March 4, 2010
- NASA has discovered an abundant amount of water on the moon.
The quantity of water present at the lunar poles is significant,' Spudis writes; 'at the north pole alone, the 600 million metric tons of water there -- turned into rocket fuel -- is enough to launch the equivalent of one Space Shuttle (735 mT of propellant) per day for over 2000 years.'
Wednesday: December 30, 2009
- The top nine Internet memes of 2009 according to MSNBC.
Covers everything from Kanye to the Internet's unflinching love of all things bacon. Now if you'll excuse me there is a three wolf moon shirt that needs to be washed before not venturing out on New Year's Eve.
Monday: December 28, 2009
- Rare overly blue moon to make appearance on New Year's Eve.
This year's blue moon, though, will give New Year's Eve something special — a full moon to which wackier-than-usual-behavior among revelers is often attributed.
Monday: December 21, 2009
- Yes, it's quite possible for someone to marry a video game character.
The newlyweds, who went on a honeymoon to Guam, now go on dates around Tokyo, with SAL9000 taking pictures of Nene, installed in his Nintendo DS, in front of famous landmarks and then posting them on social networking sites.
Thursday: November 19, 2009
- Jupiter's moon might be home to a variety of aquatic fish-like life.
That amount of oxygen would be enough to support more than just microscopic life-forms: At least three million tons of fishlike creatures could theoretically live and breathe on Europa, said study author Richard Greenberg of the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Monday: November 16, 2009
- NASA confirms that there is in fact water on the moon.
...if you remember, a month ago we were talking about teaspoons going into glasses over football fields. Well, now I can say today that in the 20 to 30 meter crater LCROSS made, we found maybe about a dozen of these two-gallon buckets worth of water.'
Tuesday: October 27, 2009
- Newly discovered lava-tube on the moon might make for one cozy lunar base.
If the idea of underground shelter gains traction, lava-tube locations could join potential water sources and other factors in the debate over just where people should put down roots on the moon.
Friday: October 9, 2009
- NASA all set to crash into the moon this morning.
The first and much bigger crash is set for 7:31 a.m. EDT. That's when an empty rocket that weighs 2.2 tons should hit the crater Cabeus and create a minicrater about half the size of an Olympic pool. It should kick up a plume of lunar debris about six miles high.
Tuesday: September 15, 2009
- Turns out that Jupiter had a twelve year love affair with a passing comet.
For all those years in question Jupiter had an extra moon. The comet decided to break it off sometime in 1961, Jupiter hasn't been the same since.
Tuesday: July 21, 2009
- Google Maps now allows you to explore the moon.
Includes important reference points as well.
- The top eleven rejected phrases for Neil Armstrong's moon landing.
Wow, it's been a while since I've heard a Kids in the Hall reference.
Friday: July 17, 2009
- 1969 moonwalk video refurbished, will be released to public in September.
[the footage] was in a batch of 200,000 tapes that were degaussed -- magnetically erased -- and reused to save money. So NASA took television video copies of what Apollo 11 beamed to Earth 40 years ago to a Hollywood film-restoration company, which made the pictures look sharper.
Monday: July 13, 2009
- You too can take a historic trip to the moon... online.
Convenient and educational at the same time.