Moon

tech-science

Europe's Space Agency Wants People to Live Inside Moon Caves

The agency wants input on how to send robots to the Moon to explore the virtually unseen caves, which could one day shelter humans.
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
Space

Tardigrade Spill on the Moon Proves We Need Rules for Spreading Life Beyond Earth

Tardigrade mishap on the Moon sparks questions on if we should restrict unusual spacecraft payloads.
Mika McKinnon
8.20.19
tech-science

NASA Will Fly a Copter on Saturn's Moon Titan

“Dragonfly will visit a world filled with a wide variety of organic compounds, which are the building blocks of life and could teach us about the origin of life itself.”
Becky Ferreira
6.27.19
Space

The Moon Might Be Quaking from Stress, Scientists Find

New research analyzes how the moon's surface moves, from a cooled interior to gravitational pulls.
Samantha Cole
5.13.19
Space

Jeff Bezos Is a Post-Earth Capitalist

Bezos admits that the limitless growth that made him the world's richest man is incompatible with a habitable Earth.
Caroline Haskins
5.10.19
moon landings

Israel’s Lunar Lander Has Crashed on the Moon

The Beresheet lander would have been the first private lander on the Moon and the first lunar soft-landing by Israel. Instead, engine failures caused it to crash.
Becky Ferreira
4.11.19
moon landings

Watch the First Private Moon Lander Ride to Orbit on a SpaceX Rocket

The Beresheet lander will attempt the first private Moon landing on April 11.
Becky Ferreira
2.22.19
Atmosphere

Earth’s Atmosphere Stretches Far Beyond the Moon, Scientists Find

A group of researchers discovered that Earth’s atmosphere extends almost twice the distance to the Moon after analyzing data gathered in the 1990s.
Rob Dozier
2.21.19
Motherboard

Life On Earth Was Seeded by Massive Collision That Formed the Moon

“The giant impact of a rocky planet was required to deliver the unique composition of life-essential elements to Earth.”
Becky Ferreira
1.23.19
Motherboard

A Meteorite Crashed Into the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

It was the first time an impact has been captured on film during a total lunar eclipse.
Becky Ferreira
1.22.19
asteroids

Asteroids Crash Into Earth Over Twice as Often as 290 Million Years Ago

Scientists find that a surge in Earth impacts began during the Permian period, possibly because of disruptions in the asteroid belt.
Becky Ferreira
1.17.19
Motherboard

The First Plants to Grow on the Moon Are Already Dead

Cotton sprouts grew for about one week in a biosphere brought to the Moon by China’s Chang’e-4 mission.
Becky Ferreira
1.16.19
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