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2013-05-30 16:21:16

PASADENA, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission has uncovered the origin of massive invisible regions that make the moon's gravity uneven, a phenomenon that affects the operations of lunar-orbiting spacecraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Because of GRAIL's findings, spacecraft on missions to other celestial bodies can navigate with greater precision in the future. GRAIL's twin...

Moon Express Announces Private Lunar Mission
2013-05-29 11:44:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Silicon Valley-based Moon Express has announced plans to send its International Lunar Observatory precursor (ILO-X) to the lunar surface by 2015 and make its observations publicly available through the Internet. "It's citizen science on the moon and it's really a new model of public participation," said Moon Express CEO Bob Richards. "This will be a small, but very high-performance telescope on the moon that the public and scientists...

2013-05-28 16:20:28

The ILO-X lunar telescope will pioneer a new era of global space research and citizen science with access for educators and the general public to innovative space observation & communication technology on the Moon VANCOUVER, British Columbia and SILICON VALLEY, Calif., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), based in Hawai`i and led by American businessman and educator Steve Durst, today unveiled flight test hardware for the first...

Moon Dust Discovered In California Lab
2013-05-27 04:18:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Roughly four decades after mysteriously disappearing, vials of Moon dust collected by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin have been discovered at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. Twenty vials containing handwritten labels dated “24 July 1970” were discovered earlier this month by a local archivist named Karen Nelson, according to Slashgear´s Cory Gunther. As it turns out,...

Slooh To Broadcast Moon's Asteroid Collision
2013-05-20 14:27:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An organization aimed at bringing celestial event programming to everyone with a computer, iPhone or iPad is planning to broadcast the fiery explosion that took place on the moon just a few months ago. On March 17 NASA astronomers witnessed how the Moon was rocked by a violent impact from an 88-pound asteroid, creating a flash nearly 10 times as bright as anything the space agency had seen before. Now Slooh says it wants to bring the...

Astronomers Catch Bright Explosion On The Moon
2013-05-17 13:55:31

[ Watch the Video: Bright Explosion on the Moon ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you take a good look at the Moon it isn´t too difficult to paint a pretty clear picture of the lunar surface´s violent past. Our neighboring natural satellite is pock-marked with thousands upon thousands of craters from meteors and asteroids that have been pelting its surface for more than a billion years. Over the past eight years, NASA astronomers have been...

2013-05-13 23:26:29

The program will take place from July 4-8, 2013 in Grass Valley, CA. Grass Valley, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 The Sivananda Yoga Farm announces its conference schedule for 2013 Vedic Astrology Conference: "Matching Karmas with Yogic and Vedic Solutions" hosted at the Sivananda Yoga Farm in July, 2013. About Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm In 1971, Swami Vishnudevananda returned to California and founded the third ashram in the young Sivananda International organization: the Sivananda Ashram Yoga...

Moon's Water Supply Came From Earth, Not From Comet Impacts
2013-05-09 13:34:08

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Prior to the Apollo Moon missions, scientists conjectured that the Moon would be extremely dry, that even below the surface of the Magnificent Desolation little or no water would be present. But the rocks brought back by the lunar explorers revealed that the Moon, while still dry compared to Earth, contained a surprising amount of water. Furthermore, the composition of the Moon led scientists to the current Big Impact...

Ring Of Fire Eclipse To Be Broadcast Live
2013-05-09 04:46:27

[ Watch the Video: What is a Solar Eclipse? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This afternoon and evening, astronomy fans in the US will have the opportunity to view the Annular Solar Eclipse taking place in Australia from their couch. Slooh said it will be offering people the chance to see the solar eclipse live, starting at 5:30 p.m. eastern time. Tonight, the Moon's shadow will start to make its way across Australia towards eastern Papua New Guinea, creating a...

2013-05-07 16:20:21

TULSA, Okla., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) announced today the release of its latest technical publication, Energy Resources for Human Settlement in the Solar System and Earth's Future in Space, a compilation of peer-reviewed geologic studies. The book, available in hardcover from AAPG at http://store.aapg.org, and at AAPG's national convention in Pittsburgh, Pa., May 19-22, takes a fascinating look at the role...


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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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