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Jade Rabbit Moon Rover In Trouble
2014-01-27 05:13:41

China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover experienced a "mechanical control abnormality" and is currently in trouble. According to various media reports, the problems are due to the moon's "complicated lunar surface environment."

2014-01-23 23:21:04

The 4th International Workshop on Lunar and Planetary Compact and Cryogenic Science and Technology Applications (LSA 4) will be held April 8-11, 2014 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Cocoa Beach,

2014-01-21 08:20:11

Student team vows: We will be First to the Moon UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn., Jan.

Hungarian Team Taking Big Steps For Google Lunar XPRIZE
2014-01-15 13:33:33

A Hungarian team competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE has completed a successful simulation of its rover mission. The Google Lunar XPRIZE is offering $40 million to the first private company that is able to land safely on the surface of the Moon.

NASA CRaTER Radio Sounds Of Space
2014-01-10 10:11:26

NASA's CRaTER Live Internet Radio Station takes cosmic radiation data on a live stream from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and converts it into a constant flow of soothing cosmic music.

January 2014 To Host Two Supermoons
2013-12-30 06:34:56

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.

Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration Reveals Bright Future For Space Communication
2013-12-24 08:28:38

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.

2013-12-23 23:21:47

Moon Express' privately funded space telescope will be launched to the Moon in a pioneering experiment to democratize access to space exploration. Bellevue,

Apollo 8 Earthrise Image Commemorated With New Video Simulation
2013-12-22 02:58:17

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.

Scientists Examine New Methods For Powering Moon Missions
2013-12-20 16:25:48

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.


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2010-10-29 20:31:07

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...

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2010-10-12 13:30:20

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...

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2010-10-07 15:28:10

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...

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2009-03-03 21:11:15

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...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

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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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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