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Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing: mission control

Jerusalem - Israel's attempt at a moon landing failed at the last minute Thursday when the craft suffered an engine failure as it prepared to land and apparently crashed onto the lunar surface.

Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in first

Jerusalem - Israel's first spacecraft to the moon was expected to make its historic landing there Thursday, making the Jewish state the fourth and smallest country to complete the trip.The landing is scheduled for around 10:25 pm (1925 GMT).

Trump floats idea of third North Korea summit

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering a potential third nuclear summit with North Korea's leader.

After the Moon in 2024, NASA wants to reach Mars by 2033

Washington - NASA has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet -- the US space agency confirmed that it wants humans to reach Mars by 2033.

US to speed up astronaut return to Moon: target 2024

Washington - Donald Trump's administration announced Tuesday it was speeding up plans to send US astronauts back to the Moon, from 2028 to 2024, calling for a "spark of urgency" to prevail over delays that have plagued NASA's lunar return plans.

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.
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A screengrab shows China s first moon rover  Yutu  or Jade Rabbit  separating from Chang e-3 moon la...
A screengrab shows China's first moon rover, Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, separating from Chang'e-3 moon lander early Dec. 15, 2013. The six-wheeled rover separated from the lander early on Sunday, several hours after the Chang'e-3 probe soft-landed on the lunar surface
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The Mare Mare Serenitatis or Sea of Serenity on the Moon as it really is below layers of dust accumu...
The Mare Mare Serenitatis or Sea of Serenity on the Moon as it really is below layers of dust accumulated over billions of years.
Bruce Campbell (Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum); Arecibo/NAIC; NRAO/AUI/NSF
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NOv 12 2011 Nova Scotia
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A view of a lunar eclipse
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Full Moon photograph taken 10-22-2010 from Madison, Alabama, USA. Photographed with a Celestron 9.25 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
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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.
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The craters of the Moon  the moon is slightly yellow from the light of the sun.
The craters of the Moon, the moon is slightly yellow from the light of the sun.
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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Free wallpaper illustrating two moons
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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.
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A man looks through a telescope set up to let the local community at Lake Magadi in Kenya watch the lunar eclipse on Friday.
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International Observe the Moon Night
International Observe the Moon Night
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An image provided by NASA of the lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE)
An image provided by NASA of the lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE)
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LROC . Von Kármán at center, northeast sector buried by Leibnitz ejecta ; Finsen at upper right, Alder at lower right.
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Cabeus Crater on the surface of the moon
Cabeus Crater on the surface of the moon
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Full Moon  views of the craters.
Full Moon, views of the craters.
Mr. and Miss Chin  2011 take a moment from the catwalk to pose for the camera.
Mr. and Miss Chin 2011 take a moment from the catwalk to pose for the camera.
Venus  as seen from Fairfax County  Va  just outside Washington DC
Venus, as seen from Fairfax County, Va, just outside Washington DC

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