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China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

Bejing - China launched on Monday a relay satellite that will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during an unprecedented mission later this year.

Kim and Moon: the heir born to rule and the escapee's son

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in have followed paths to power as radically different as their two countries, but they came together and shook hands in the Demilitarized Zone on Friday.

Kim and Moon: the heir born to rule and the escapee's son

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in have followed paths to power as radically different as their two countries, but they will come together at a summit in the Demilitarized Zone on Friday.

AI is superior to humans in Moon mapping challenge

There is much about the Moon’s topography that remains unknown and scientists continue to develop detailed maps of the lunar surface. When it comes to this task, a new study shows artificial intelligence bests humans each time.

S. Korea's Moon supports #MeToo, urges 'stern punishment' for abusers

Seoul - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Monday threw his support behind the #MeToo campaign spreading across the country, urging measures to combat the widespread abuse of women and punish offenders.

Thousands marry in Unification Church wedding

Gapyeong - Thousands of Unification Church couples took part in a mass wedding Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of its founder Sun Myung Moon, revered as a messiah by his followers.

Moon could be wetter than thought, say scientists

Paris - The Moon, long thought to be a dry, inhospitable orb, hosts surprisingly large sub-surface water reserves, which one day may quench the thirst of lunar explorers from Earth, scientists said Monday.

Trump, hosting Moon, sees 'many options' on N.Korea

Washington - President Donald Trump welcomed South Korea's Moon Jae-In to the White House Friday for talks on how to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, with the leaders at odds on whether to isolate or engage the regime.

Is frost present on the Moon?

Houston - Although it has been studied with regularity and visited several times, the Moon continues to present surprises. It appears that bright areas in craters near the moon's south pole are cold enough to have frost present.

Activist, lawyer, president: South Korea's Moon

Seoul - The projected winner of South Korea's presidential election is a former special forces soldier, pro-democracy activist and human rights lawyer.

Grains of sands on Titan held together by static electricity

Atlanta - The great moon of Saturn – Titan – is a remarkable object. With a surface of sand and a possible ocean beneath its surface it is different to many other planetary objects. A new insight into the sands indicates signs of static electricity.

South Korea's Moon rising after Park sank

Seoul - The front-runner to succeed South Korea's impeached president Park Geun-Hye after her dismissal over a corruption scandal is a former special forces soldier, pro-democracy activist and human rights lawyer.

The moon is older than previously thought

The moon is probably 40 to 140 million years older than previously thought. This is based on new analysis of samples brought back from Apollo 14 which have been subjected to more sophisticated testing.

Group of engineering students hope to brew beer on the moon

A team of university students from UC San Diego have been shortlisted in a competition to conduct an experiment on the moon. If the team is selected, they will determine how yeast will react when beer is brewed on the lunar surface.

Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon dead at 82

Houston - Gene Cernan passed away on Monday at age 82. Although his family did not release details of the cause of the former astronaut’s death, he had been in ill health for several months. Cernan is being remembered as the last human to walk on the moon.

Scientists develop new theory on how Earth's moon was formed

A new theory about how Earth’s moon was formed has been advanced. It speculates that several extra-terrestrial objects struck Earth creating a series of small moons or moonlets. These moonlets gradually merged to form the moon we see today.

World looks up to gaze at extra bright 'supermoon'

Paris - Skygazers took to high-rise buildings, tourist landmarks and beaches worldwide on Monday to catch a glimpse of the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades.

More moons detected orbiting Uranus

Houston - The number of moons around Uranus is a matter of scientific debate within the astronomy community. Despite the Voyager probe visiting the planet three decades ago, data collected is still being discussed.

New mini-moon discovered orbiting the Earth

Houston - Gaze up at night and you’ll see the familiar silvery moon. Our only natural satellite, right? Not so, it seems, for a new, much smaller mini-moon has been discovered by astrophysicists.

Out of this world: 'Moon and Mars veggies' grow in Dutch greenhouse

Wageningen - Establishing a human colony on the Moon and travelling to Mars has been the stuff of dreams since the dawn of the space age.But these visions face many hurdles. How can humans survive for months or years in the ultra-hostile environment of space?

Which face of the moon? Earth once saw something different

The Moon once span on a different axis and therefore showed a slightly different face to the Earth. This finding comes from a new astronomical study.

New type of rock found on the surface of the moon

Beijing - China's lunar rover has been beset with problems, but it has now surprised scientists by returning data indicating it has discovered a new kind of rock on the moon.

Skygazers treated to rare combined 'super blood moon' and eclipse

Washington - Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event Monday when a "supermoon" and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing Earth's satellite bathed in blood-red light.

Rocket could defy laws of physics, fly to moon in 4 hours

German scientists have confirmed that the so-called "EMDrive" rocket created by NASA could defy the known laws of physics and be capable of flying to the moon in just four hours.

Mystery of origin of Moon solved: Giant impact theory vindicated

Haifa - A study by Israeli and French scientists might have vindicated the giant impact theory of origin of the Moon by resolving the longstanding puzzle of almost identical chemical compositions of the Earth and Moon, considered a strong objection to the theory.

Lunar lava tunnels could be locations for underground moon cities

Scientists believe that gigantic underground lava tubes exist on the moon, which may provide safer localities for the construction of moon cities and exploration bases, than the surface does.

Alien life on Saturn's moon, Enceladus, much more likely

New data from NASA's Cassini mission to explore Saturn and its moons has scientists excited. The agency's space probe has just found conditions on the planet's moon, Enceladus, which makes the discovery of alien life there far more probable.

Crescent moon highlights Venus and Mars for spectacular footage

Not since 2008 has a crescent-shaped new moon shone so elegantly on the rare planetary alignment of Mars and Venus, until now. On February 20, 2015, social sites around the world feasted on the spectacular viewings.

Amazing NASA video reveals the far side of the moon

NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio has released a video showing what the far side of the Moon looks like, using images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

NASA aims to send submarine to explore seas on Titan

In one of the most awe-inspiring and audacious plans ever conceived by NASA, the space agency has unveiled a project to send a submarine to Saturn's moon, Titan, to explore its mysterious seas.
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On August 21  2017  the Earth will cross the shadow of the moon  creating the first US coast-to-coas...
On August 21, 2017, the Earth will cross the shadow of the moon, creating the first US coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years
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Rising from fire and smoke  NASA s twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission lau...
Rising from fire and smoke, NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission launches atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 Heavy rocket. Leaving from Space Launch Complex 17B on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the spacecraft launched at 9:08:52 EDT Sept.10, 2011.
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Total lunar eclipse captured January 20-21  2000
Total lunar eclipse captured January 20-21, 2000
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Artist s concept of a lunar base
Artist's concept of a lunar base
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Chandrayaan-2 rover
Chandrayaan-2 rover
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Titan is the largest moon of Saturn. It is the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere  and the o...
Titan is the largest moon of Saturn. It is the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere, and the only object in space other than Earth where clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found.
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho
Impression of NASA submarine to explore Titan s seas
Impression of NASA submarine to explore Titan's seas
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Free wallpaper illustrating two moons
Free wallpaper illustrating two moons
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The moon  in all of its possibly-water-containing glory.
The moon, in all of its possibly-water-containing glory.
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Moon
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 Blood moon   April  2014
"Blood moon," April, 2014
Alfredo Garcia Jr.
Apollo 15 landing site.
Apollo 15 landing site.
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This map shows global compositional variations measured by the Diviner lunar radiometer aboard NASA ...
This map shows global compositional variations measured by the Diviner lunar radiometer aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The map is centered on the lunar nearside, which is visible from Earth, between 90 W and 90 E. The iron- and magnesium-rich maria appear red, while the calcium-rich highland appear blue-green. Highland areas with high silica (labeled) and enhanced sodium regions (purple circles) appear dark blue. Diviner measures the wavelength position (microns) of a mid-infrared s
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Buzz Aldrin was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11. On July 20  1969  he was the second human being...
Buzz Aldrin was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11. On July 20, 1969, he was the second human being to set foot on the Moon, following mission commander Neil Armstrong.
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Clouds covering a Full Moon.
Clouds covering a Full Moon.
LROC WAC color shaded relief of the lunar farside.
LROC WAC color shaded relief of the lunar farside.
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In this artist’s concept  the moon Ganymede orbits the giant planet Jupiter. NASA’s Hubble Space...
In this artist’s concept, the moon Ganymede orbits the giant planet Jupiter. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope observed aurorae on the moon controlled by Ganymede’s magnetic fields. This field is embedded in Jupiter’s own immense magnetosphere (yellow field lines). A saline ocean under the moon’s icy crust reduces shifting in the auroral belts as measured by Hubble
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Pluto’s ‘Hulk-like’ Moon Charon: A Possible Ancient Ocean?
02-18-2016
Pluto’s ‘Hulk-like’ Moon Charon: A Possible Ancient Ocean? 02-18-2016
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NOv 12 2011 Nova Scotia
NOv 12 2011 Nova Scotia
A look at the Moon with Venus off to the right  the planet itself appeared larger and brighter/clear...
A look at the Moon with Venus off to the right, the planet itself appeared larger and brighter/clearer than this image depicts