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2009-10-15 07:40:00

The Moon is a big sponge that absorbs electrically charged particles given out by the Sun.

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2009-04-09 07:30:00

The flight computer onboard the Lunar Excursion Module, which landed on the Moon during the Apollo program, had a whopping 4 kilobytes of RAM and a 74 KB "hard drive." In places, the craft's outer skin was as thin as two sheets of aluminum foil.

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2009-01-13 11:20:00

Dwellings in colonies on the moon one day may be built with new, highly durable bricks developed by students from the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.

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2009-01-08 10:30:00

Sledgehammer-toting scientists are "bustin' rocks" to make the finest possible simulated lunar regolith (a.k.a. fake moondust) in support of NASA's return to the Moon.

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2008-11-13 15:55:11

NASA has concluded nearly two weeks of testing equipment and lunar rover concepts on Hawaii's volcanic soil.

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2008-10-14 13:35:00

The cool, rocky slopes of Mauna Kea will serve as a stand-in for the moon as researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, NASA and other organizations test a robot designed for lunar prospecting.

2008-10-03 18:00:24

GILLA INC. (OTCBB: GLLA) ("Gilla"), has entered into a definitive agreement effective October 3, 2008 to acquire all the shares of Terra Merchant Resources Corporation ("Terra"), a private company incorporated in Ontario, Canada.

2008-10-01 09:00:31

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2008) - Shoreham Resources Ltd.

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2008-09-30 13:43:10

A new NASA contest challenges college-level students to design tools or instrument packages that could be used on the next generation of human-driven moon rovers.

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2008-09-28 09:15:00

Houston meeting highlights Phoenix's probe and the challenges of working on the surface of Mars.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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