How Long Would It Take To Walk Around the Moon?
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The moon is just 27% the size of earth. So long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot shares an interesting question from Science Alert. “If you were to hop in a spaceship, don a spacesuit and go on an epic lunar hike, how long would it take to walk all the way around it? ” During the Apollo […]

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Scientists Propose Another 'Doomsday Vault' — on the Moon
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CBS News reports: Scientists are pulling inspiration from Noah’s Ark in a new lunar proposal that they call a “global insurance policy.” They hope to send an ark to the moon, filled with 335 million sperm and egg samples, in case a catastrophe happens on Earth. Instead of two of every animal, the solar-powered moon […]

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Texas Astronomers Revive Idea For 'Ultimately Large Telescope' On the Moon
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A group of astronomers from The University of Texas at Austin has revived an idea shelved by NASA to build a lunar liquid-mirror telescope on the moon to study the first stars in the universe. “The team, led by NASA Hubble Fellow Anna Schauer, will publish their results in an upcoming issue of The Astrophysical […]

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Astrobotic teams with Bosch and WiBotic to give its Moon rovers wireless charging and smarts to find power stations
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Lunar exploration startup Astrobotic is working on developing ultra-fast wireless charging technology for its CubeRover shoebox-sized lunar robotic explorers. The project, which is funded by NASA’s Tipping Point program with a $5.8 million award, will tap Seattle-based wireless charging startup WiBotic for expertise in high-speed, short-range wireless power, and brings in Bosch to assist with […]

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NASA To Announce New Science Results About Moon
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NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 26. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on the agency’s website. From a press release: This new discovery contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the […]

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Researchers Finally Measured Radiation Levels On the Moon. They're High.
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Slashdot reader DevNull127 writes: Scientists were able to, for the first time, measure radiation levels on the lunar surface, reports UPI, and nine days ago they published their results: that the radiation levels on the moon are 200 times stronger than on earth — and 2.6 times higher than those on space station. One of […]

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Scientists Solve a Mystery By Firing a Laser at the Moon
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“The moon is drifting away,” reports the New York Times. Every year, it gets about an inch and a half farther from us. Hundreds of millions of years from now, our companion in the sky will be distant enough that there will be no more total solar eclipses. For decades, scientists have measured the moon’s […]

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The North Poles of Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Probed by NASA Spacecraft
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“NASA’s Juno Jupiter probe has captured unprecedented views of the largest moon in the solar system,” reports Space.com: During a close flyby of Jupiter on Dec. 26, 2019, Juno mapped the north polar regions of the icy satellite Ganymede in infrared light, something no other spacecraft had done before. The data, which Juno gathered using […]

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