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Astronomy enthusiasts will be able to ring in the new year with a January 1 supermoon, one of two that will occur during the first month of 2014, and the first of five that will take place before the end of the calendar year.
The completion of the 30-day Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration or LLCD mission has revealed that the possibility of expanding broadband capabilities in space using laser communications is as bright as expected.
Moon Express' privately funded space telescope will be launched to the Moon in a pioneering experiment to democratize access to space exploration. Bellevue,
To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first color image of the Earth ever taken by a person in lunar orbit, NASA has released a new video simulation of the events that led to the iconic ‘Earthrise’ photograph.
A new system to produce electricity on the Moon at night would rule out the need for batteries and nuclear power sources for future lunar missions.
NASA planetary scientist Christopher McKay is calling for the establishment of an American lunar base in a recent editorial published in the journal New Space.
China’s lunar landing on Saturday is not just a big step for the Chinese space agency; it also offers opportunities for NASA to gather even more data about our moon.
China has announced it has successfully soft-landed its Chang'e-3 lunar rover on the surface of the moon. It is the first time the Asian country has landed on an alien world and only the third country to have a presence on the lunar surface.
When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth earlier this fall it provided a one-of-a-kind view of our planet and the moon. The footage was taken when Juno was some 600,000 miles away from the duo.
Harrison Schmitt was a NASA astronaut, and is also an American geologist. He was born Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt on July 3, 1935 in Santa Rita, New Mexico. After high school, he went to the California Institute of Technology and received a B.S. degree in science in 1957. He then went to Norway to study geology at the University of Oslo. In 1964, Schmitt earned a Ph.D. in geology from Harvard University. After receiving his doctorate, he worked at the U.S. Geological Survey's...
Edgar Mitchell was an American pilot, engineer, and astronaut. He was also the sixth person to have walked on the moon. He was born Edgar Dean Mitchell, D.Sc. on born September 17, 1930 in Hereford, Texas. During his childhood, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America where he achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. He attended Carnegie Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management in 1952. The following year he joined the US Navy and trained...
James Irwin was an American astronaut, an engineer, and was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was born James Benson Irwin on March 17, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He lived a fairly normal childhood and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1947. He went on to attend the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951. Following the Naval Academy, he attended the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Science in...
Robert Grant Aitken (December 31, 1864 "“ October 29, 1951) was an American inventor born in Jackson, CA. Aitken worked at the Lick Observatory in California where he systematically studied double stars, measuring their positions and calculating their orbits around one another. He methodically created a large catalog of such stars, which was published in 1932. It was entitled "˜New General Catalogue of Double Stars Within 120 degrees of the North Pole'. It contained orbit information...
Eclipse -- An eclipse occurs when an astronomical body such as a planet, or satellite gets between a source of light (e.g. the Sun) and another body. For instance, Jupiter eclipses its moons when it gets between them and the Sun. -- Lunar eclipses - are where the Earth obscures the Sun, from the Moon's point of view. The Moon moves through the shadow cast by the Earth. This can only happen at full moon. -- Solar eclipses - are where the Moon obscures the Sun, from the Earth's point of...
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