#Moon

Scientists grow plants in Moon soil

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One small step for botanists. One giant eat for mankind. A team of scientists have managed to grow plants in Moon soil for the first time. In a new breakthrough experiment seeds have been germinated in lunar samples. The decade old samples were collected during NASA’s Apollo missions...

Watch – Lighting Strikes Moon-bound mega rocket

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Amazing footage has emerged of four lightning bolts hitting the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket which is being prepped for its upcoming Artemis I mission. NASA confirmed the strikes hit its lightning towers - these sit around the perimeter of the Kennedy Space Center’s launch pad and...

Rocket Moon Collision – here’s what we should worry about

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crashing rocket will create new crater – here’s what we should worry about It’s not often that the sudden appearance of a new impact crater on the Moon can be predicted, but it’s going to happen on March 4, when a derelict SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will crash into...

How Artemis 1 will pave the way for a human return to the Moon

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On December 19 1972, astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the Apollo 17 lunar mission. They were the last people to travel beyond low-Earth orbit – typically defined as less than 1,000km above the Earth’s surface. Some 49...

Space missions to look forward to in 2022 – Asteroids, the Moon and Mars

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Astronomers ended 2021 on a high with the launch on December 25 of the James Webb Space Telescope, a joint mission between the European Space Agency, Nasa and the Canadian Space Agency. It was a relief to hear that the precision drives that opened up the complex sunshield,...

Engineering Questions – why can’t we put a space station on the Moon?

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A space station on the Moon could be very useful. It would provide future space missions with a stopping point between leaving the Earth and reaching further into the Solar System or even the Milky Way. One reason we haven’t built a space station on the Moon is...