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What if the moon were bigger?

KFSN-TV - ‎2 hours ago‎
The moon has a circumference of 6,783.5 miles, about 27 percent that of Earth. Imagine setting out from Boston and walking to Peshawar, Pakistan.

Aim for the Moon, says astronaut

The West Australian - ‎7 hours ago‎
After he scratched the initials of his nine-year-old daughter Tracy into the Moon dust, Capt. Eugene Cernan became the envy of countless children watching with open jaws on the planet below.
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Russia is working on a taxi to the moon

Engadget - ‎12 hours ago‎
A Russian rocket company has announced that it's working on a space taxi that'll shuttle crews from the ISS down to the moon. The plans were announced at an international conference on space exploration just outside Moscow and reported by Russia Today ...
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Jupiter Moon Europa's Ocean May Have Enough Energy to Support Life

Space.com - ‎13 hours ago‎
Jupiter's moon Europa might be able to support life even if there's little or no volcanic activity under the satellite's icy shell, a new study suggests.
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Case For Moon: Gateway To Open Ended Human Exploration, With Planetary Protection Central - On The SpaceShow

Science 2.0 - ‎13 hours ago‎
I'll be on David Livingston's the Space Show this Friday, 27th May, to talk about my new "Case for Moon".
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Pokémon Sun and Moon Release: What's Happening Next

Gotta Be Mobile - ‎9 hours ago‎
Nintendo and the Pokémon Company are gearing up for the two biggest game releases they will have all year. When they were unveiled earlier this year, Pokémon Sun and Moon were all mobile game lovers could talk about. People are still talking about ...

Photograph 'Taken Without a Telescope' Shows Andromeda Galaxy Next to the Moon

snopes.com - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Most versions of this size comparison paste the moon (rather poorly) onto an existing picture of the galaxy. But I couldn't find any the other way round, where the galaxy is pasted onto an existing picture of the moon. I think you get a much more ...
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Astronomers Find New Craters On Moon's Darkest Region

Tech Times - ‎20 hours ago‎
Two new young craters on the moon were recently discovered by astronomers. Through the use of a technology that can see through the darkest side of the moon, researchers were able to identify such fresh craters. ( Albedo map credit: NASA GSFC/SwRI, ...

The Moon and the Sledgehammer: the cult film about a Sussex family who hid in a forest

The Guardian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
From the first moment of the cult documentary, The Moon and the Sledgehammer, we are taken into a disturbing, marginal and strangely marvellous world: the home of the Page family, who live without electricity or running water in a wood in Sussex.
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Scientists find fresh impact craters near the Moon's south pole

Astronomy Now Online - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Using data from the LAMP instrument aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists have discovered two geologically young craters in the darkest regions of the Moon's south pole. One lies within Slater Crater, named for the late Dr. David C ...
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Arrest made in apparent road-rage incident in Moon

Tribune-Review - ‎20 hours ago‎
Moon police on Wednesday arrested a man they say pointed a gun at a woman in an apparent road rage incident that led to the lockdown of Moon Area middle and high schools. Evan M. Christy, 25, of Moon is charged with possession of a weapon on school ...

'Magic Islands' May Bubble to the Surface of Saturn's Moon Titan

Space.com - ‎May 25, 2016‎
THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Bubbling seas may create the mysterious "magic islands" of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. New research has revealed that mixing the most common elements found on Titan produces nitrogen bubbles. It's possible the bubbles are ...
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Video shows UFO-hunters appearing to spot giant pillars on the moon

Daily Mail - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A video has emerged claiming five '200ft pillars on the moon's surface' are proof of alien life. UFO-hunters Secureteam used Google Earth to track down the pyramid-like structures on the rim of a crater which they insist are extra-terrestrial ruins ...

If We Ever Build A City On The Moon, It May Look A Lot Like This

Forbes - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Solar and cosmic radiation will be a major problem for astronauts spending long periods of time on the moon, and the cheapest form of radiation protection is regolith.

How To Look For Life On Europa — Jupiter's Watery Moon

Newsy - ‎3 hours ago‎
NASA's expanded Europa missions will send a probe to the moon's surface to look for signs of life. By Evan Thomas | May 26, 2016.
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Only 2 full moons in a season possible?

EarthSky - ‎Jul 30, 2013‎
The May 21, 2016, full moon carries the name Blue Moon. According to folklore, a Blue Moon can be the second full moon of a month, or it can be the third of four full moons in a season. The May 21 moon is a Blue Moon according to the second definition.
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Ban Ki-moon Keeps Presidential Option Open

The Diplomat - ‎May 25, 2016‎
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stirred excitement on his ongoing visit to his native South Korea by leaving the door open for a presidential bid next year.
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Forget the asteroid mission and go to the Moon, lawmakers tell NASA

Ars Technica - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Since a space policy speech in 2010 by President Obama, the space agency has been following a loosely defined plan to first send astronauts to visit a fragment of an asteroid near the Moon and then conduct other operations in the vicinity of the Moon ...
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This Day In History: John F. Kennedy's moon shot speech

CBS News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
May 25, 2016, 1:09 PM |President John F. Kennedy announced his plan for the U.S. to put man on the moon 55 years ago. In the May 25, 1961 address to Congress, Kennedy called for the country to put men on the moon by the end of the decade. Just over 8 ...
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On anniv. of JFK moon announcement, the state of missions to Mars

New York Daily News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Before President John F. Kennedy famously declared at Rice University, "we choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard," he first made his intentions clear May 25, 1961, before a ...
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