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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.

Want to send something to the moon? Use MoonMail!

Private spaceflight company Astrobotic has launched a new service, MoonMail, that allows people to send an item of theirs to the moon's surface.

Russia announces 'full-scale Moon exploration' by early 2030s

Moscow - Officials with the Russian Federal Space Agency have announced plans to begin full-scale Moon exploration within the next 15 to 20 years.

Thousands mark Moon death anniversary in S. Korea

Charumok - More than 20,000 followers of the Unification Church gathered in South Korea on Tuesday for the second anniversary of the death of their "messiah" and church founder Sun Myung Moon.

Saturn jumps in for a photobomb of the moon

Sydney - In a rare moment of celestial fun, the sixth planet from the sun decided to drop in for a photobomb of Earth's moon on Monday night.

Scientific discovery changes how we view the moon

Most of our readers probably think of the moon as a circle, or perhaps as a "big pizza pie" as one song puts it. Researchers have now found that it is actually shaped like a lemon.

'Good luck and Godspeed' — 45 years after the Apollo 11 launch

Cape Canaveral - At 9:32 a.m. eastern time, three American astronauts left the confines of earth, speeding into space, destined to land on the moon and cement their status as American heros.
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geysers bursting through an icy crust  Enceladus is a tiny moon with a big personality. Credit: Hsia...
geysers bursting through an icy crust, Enceladus is a tiny moon with a big personality. Credit: Hsiang-Wen Hsu et al/Nature Enceladus - geysers bursting through an icy crust, Enceladus
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Moon holding ball in victory
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Clouds covering a Full Moon.
Clouds covering a Full Moon.
Full Moon  views of the craters.
Full Moon, views of the craters.
The Moon  tinted reddish  during a lunar eclipse.
The Moon, tinted reddish, during a lunar eclipse.
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Full Moon photograph taken 10-22-2010 from Madison  Alabama  USA. Photographed with a Celestron 9.25...
Full Moon photograph taken 10-22-2010 from Madison, Alabama, USA. Photographed with a Celestron 9.25 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
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Moon over the Samaran monastery
Moon over the Samaran monastery
Crescent Moon March 26  2012
Crescent Moon March 26, 2012
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.
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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.
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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A shot of the Supermoon seen from uptown Toronto.
A shot of the Supermoon seen from uptown Toronto.
The Titan Submarine Phase I Conceptual Design was presented at the 2015 NASA Institute for Advanced ...
The Titan Submarine Phase I Conceptual Design was presented at the 2015 NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium in Florida
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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.
CREDIT: NASA/Darrell McCall
 Blood moon   April  2014
"Blood moon," April, 2014
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The Moon
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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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A skylight in the Moon’s Marius Hills.
A skylight in the Moon’s Marius Hills.
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