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Tuesday
Dec 16 2014
15:10 UTC

XPRIZE Moon Robot Contest Deadline Pushed Back A Year To 2016

For the 18 teams racing to put a robot on the Moon, some good news — they have an extra year to get the job done. Citing the groups' difficulty in technology and raising money, the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition said the teams will now have until Dec. 31, 2016 to accomplish their missions. (...)Read […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Dec 16 2014
14:11 UTC

Robotic Moon Lander Concept Raises $942K, Meeting Goal With A Day To Go

... robotic lander on the moon in 2024 reached their fundraising goal of $932,000 (¬£600,000) overnight. The money is supposed to move the project into more concrete phases after the founders spent seven years quietly developing their concept, […]

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Monday
Dec 15 2014
15:01 UTC

How NASA Filmed Humans Last Leaving The Moon, 42 Years Ago

... lifted off from the moon, a camera captured the movements of the spacecraft — even though nobody was left behind to, say, establish a lunar base. How was that possible? With a camera on the lunar rover that could be controlled — or even programmed — from Earth. Pretty impressive technology for […]

Posted by Universe Today

Saturday
Dec 13 2014
19:23 UTC

Amazing Up Close Videos Capture Orion's Final Descent, Splashdown and Ocean Recovery

Video Caption: Last moments of Orion descent as viewed from the recovery ship USS Anchorage. Credit: NASA/US Navy Relive the final moments of the first test flight of NASA's Orion spacecraft on Dec. 5, 2014 through this amazing series of up close videos showing the spacecraft plummeting back to Earth through the rollicking ocean recovery […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Dec 11 2014
17:51 UTC

Humans Last Landed On The Moon 42 Years Ago Today

For a brief period in the 1960s and 1970s, 12 people ventured all the way to the surface of the Moon. The accomplishment at the time was hailed as a political victory over the Soviet Union, but as decades have passed the landings have taken on more symbolic meaning with NASA — a time of […]

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Tuesday
Dec 09 2014
21:04 UTC

Your Science Results Explained, Part 4

In this series of posts, we'll be breaking down the first MoonMappers paper by Robbins et al. showcasing YOUR work.¬ Read Part 1,¬Part 2, and Part 3 We've been exploring the results of the first big MoonMappers study with a series of blog posts that break down the science. First we discussed why we care so much about crater counts in the first place, then the history of crater counting and why it was important to explore how different experts

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Tuesday
Dec 09 2014
12:00 UTC

Crazy Space Christmases: Moon Readings, Food Cans And Emergency Repairs

If you think the upside-down Christmas tree above is bizarre — that's one of the latest activities of Expedition 42 astronauts in space right now — think back to the history of other holidays in orbit. We've seen a vital telescope undergo repairs, an emergency replacement of part of a space station's cooling system, and […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Dec 05 2014
14:00 UTC

Stretch! Moon's Divots And Darkness Collide In Pleasing Panorama

While space explorers often set their sights far out in the Solar System — or even beyond — we can't forget the majesty of our next-door neighbor. The Moon, a mere three days' flight away from Earth during the Apollo years, is an easy beacon in the darkness for anybody to observe. Even without a […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Dec 04 2014
16:57 UTC

Earth May Have Lost Some Primoridial Atmosphere to Meteors

During the Hadean Eon, some 4. 5 billion years ago, the world was a much different place than it is today. As the name Hades would suggest (Greek for “underworld”), it was a hellish period for Earth, marked by intense volcanism and intense meteoric impacts. It was also during this time that outgassing and volcanic activity […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Dec 01 2014
17:52 UTC

This Short Film is a Stunning Preview of Human Space Exploration

One day, and it really is only matter of time, humans will set foot on the surfaces of other far-flung worlds in our Solar System, leaving the Earth and Moon far behind to wander the valleys of Mars, trek across the ice of Europa, and perhaps even soar through the skies of Titan like winged […]

Posted by Universe Today

Sunday
Nov 30 2014
08:26 UTC

Cool NASA Animation Beautifully Details Every Step of Orion's First Launch!

Video Caption: Animation details NASA's Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) mission launching on Dec. 4. 2014. Credit: NASA It's not Science Fiction! It's Not Star Trek! No. It's a really, really big NASA Mission! It's Orion! In fact it the biggest and most important development in US Human Spaceflight since the end of the Space […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Nov 25 2014
13:59 UTC

Africa's First Mission to the Moon Announced

Africa is home to 7 out of 10 of the world's fastest-growing economies. It's population is also the “youngest” in the world, with 50% of the population being 19 years old or younger. And amongst these young people are scores of innovators and entrepreneurs who are looking to bring homegrown innovation to their continent and […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Nov 20 2014
16:00 UTC

A Thousand Days Til Totality: Anticipating the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Where will YOU be on August 21st, 2017? Astronomy is all about humility and thinking big in terms of space and time. It's routine for astronomers to talk of comets on thousand year orbits, or stars with life spans measured in billions of years(...)Read the rest of A Thousand Days ‘Til Totality: Anticipating the 2017 […]

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Wednesday
Nov 19 2014
14:45 UTC

Lunar Mission One Wants To Crowdfund A Robotic Moon Lander

... robotic lander on the moon in the next decade, the British-led group Lunar Mission One is already a sixth of a way to its ¬£600,000 (US$940,000) initial crowdfunding goal. The money is intended to jumpstart the project and move it into more concrete stages after […]

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