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Chinese rover finds lunar nights 'colder than expected'

Bejing - China's lunar lander has woken from a freezing fortnight-long hibernation to find night-time temperatures on the moon's dark side are colder than previously thought, the national space agency said Thursday.

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

Bejing - A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said Tuesday.

Chinese rover 'Jade Rabbit' drives on far side of the moon

Bejing - A Chinese lunar rover has driven on the far side of the moon, the national space agency announced on Friday, hailing the development as a "big step for the Chinese people".

China lands probe on far side of moon in world first

Bejing - A Chinese lunar rover landed on the far side of the moon on Thursday, in a global first that boosts Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower.

NASA's 3-part plan to send humans to Mars

NASA has unveiled an ambitious three-stage plan, outlining the agencies next phases for human pace missions. The National Space Exploration Plan, backed by President Trump, includes visits to the Moon and to Mars.

Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese spaceman with a taste for art

Apo - Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, confirmed as SpaceX's first Moon tourist, is a former wannabe rock star now worth $3 billion with a penchant for pricey modern art as well as space travel.

NASA administrator sees lunar water as key to returning to moon

NASA chiefs are excited about the possibility of “exploiting” the recently discovered water on the Moon, stating it will help humanity’s bid for a lunar settlement and space exploration.

'Blood moon' eclipse delights young Kenyans

"Mars, Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus -- Mercury, that's the one I really wanted to see," said Chu Owen as he used an app on his mobile phone to locate planets above."It's the planets I'm really excited to see.

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.
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A man looks through a telescope set up to let the local community at Lake Magadi in Kenya watch the ...
A man looks through a telescope set up to let the local community at Lake Magadi in Kenya watch the lunar eclipse on Friday.
© SIMON MAINA, AFP
Impression of NASA submarine to explore Titan s seas
Impression of NASA submarine to explore Titan's seas
NASA
Free wallpaper illustrating two moons
Free wallpaper illustrating two moons
HDW
The supermoon appearing behind trees in Toronto on Saturday night.  It was 221 802 miles (356 955 ki...
The supermoon appearing behind trees in Toronto on Saturday night. It was 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) away and appeared 14 percent larger and 16 percent brighter.
The artist s illustration of Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover on the surface of the moon
The artist's illustration of Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover on the surface of the moon
CNSA
Nov 12 2011 Nova Scotia
Nov 12 2011 Nova Scotia
Moonbows are much fainter than solar rainbows  due to the smaller amount of light reflected from the...
Moonbows are much fainter than solar rainbows, due to the smaller amount of light reflected from the surface of the moon. Because the light is usually too faint to excite the cone color receptors in human eyes, it is difficult for the human eye to discern colors in a moonbow.
Arne-kaiser
New findings assert that the moon is closer to a lemon than a pizza pie.
New findings assert that the moon is closer to a lemon than a pizza pie.
miheco
Indian spacecraft photo of Mars moon Phobos
Indian spacecraft photo of Mars moon Phobos
Isro
If all goes well  on January 3rd or 4th the Chang e 4 spacecraft will gently set down on the floor o...
If all goes well, on January 3rd or 4th the Chang'e 4 spacecraft will gently set down on the floor of Von Kármán crater (186 kilometers diameter, 176.2°E, 44.5°S). This will be the second soft landing on the Moon for the China National Space Administration, and the first ever landing on the farside. Image made on January 2, 2019.
NASA/LROC/GSFC
The Chandrayaan-1 launcher  ISRO s PSLV-C11  is an upgraded version of the Polar Satellite Launch Ve...
The Chandrayaan-1 launcher, ISRO's PSLV-C11, is an upgraded version of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). It is visible here on the launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India.
ISRO/ESA
A skylight in the Moon’s Marius Hills.
A skylight in the Moon’s Marius Hills.
NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
Venus  as seen from Fairfax County  Va  just outside Washington DC on Mar. 26  2012
Venus, as seen from Fairfax County, Va, just outside Washington DC on Mar. 26, 2012
The Moon
The Moon
Gregory H. Revera
CELESTIAL: NASA says Monday s flyby of Comet 2004 BL86 is the Earth s closest asteroid encounter unt...
CELESTIAL: NASA says Monday's flyby of Comet 2004 BL86 is the Earth's closest asteroid encounter until 2027.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Wikimedia Commons
Artist s concept of a lunar base
Artist's concept of a lunar base
NASA/Dennis M. Davidson
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
International Observe the Moon Night
International Observe the Moon Night
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Apollo 15 landing site.
Apollo 15 landing site.
NASA File Number: JSC2007e045379

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