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October 24, 2016
Small impacts are reworking the moon's soil faster than scientists thoug
Tempe AZ (SPX) Oct 24, 2016
The Moon's surface is being "gardened" - churned by small impacts - more than 100 times faster than scientists previously thought. This means that surface features believed to be young are perhaps even younger than assumed. It also means that any structures placed on the Moon as part of human expeditions will need better protection. This new discovery comes from more than seven years of high-resolution lunar images studied by a team of scientists from Arizona State University and Cornell Universit ... read more

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2016 Ends with Three Supermoons
Step outside on October 16, and take a look at the moon. Not only will the moon be full, but on that day, the moon will be at it's closest point to our planet as it orbits Earth. This makes the Octo ... more

Hunter's Supermoon to light up Saturday night sky
A hunter's supermoon will light the sky Saturday and Sunday night, the first of three supermoons expected over the next three months. ... more

Spectacular Lunar Grazing Occultation of Bright Star on Oct. 18
As seen from a path about a mile wide extending from Los Angeles, Calif., to Denver, and on to Minnesota south of Minneapolis (and further east, to Lake Superior and Labrador), the bright star Aldeb ... more


Small Impacts Are Reworking Lunar Soil Faster Than Scientists Thought
The Moon's surface is being "gardened" - churned by small impacts - more than 100 times faster than scientists previously thought. This means that surface features believed to be young are perhaps e ... more


A facelift for the Moon every 81,000 years
The Moon is bombarded by so much space rock that its surface gets a complete facelift every 81,000 years, according to a study released Wednesday based on NASA data. ... more

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Exploration Team Shoots for the Moon with Water-Propelled Satellite
A satellite propelled by the Earth's most abundant natural resource? Yes, it's true. Cislunar Explorers, a team of Cornell University students guided by Mason Peck, a former senior official at NASA ... more

Space tourists eye $150mln Soyuz lunar flyby
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US warns of 'overwhelming' response if N.Korea uses nukes

China slams 'provocative' US sail-by in South China Sea

China, Philippines agree to dialogue over Sea disputes

Russia puzzled by talk of US troop rotation in Norway

Airbus DS contracts with Intelsat General for European Defence Communications

Philippines' Duterte says will not sever US ties

Iraq forces press Mosul assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers


Roscosmos to spend $7.5Mln studying issues of manned lunar missions
The Russian state space corporation Roscosmos will spend 478 million rubles ($7.5 million) on studying issues of manned flights to the moon, data published on the Russian public procurement web port ... more

Lockheed Martin, NASA Ink Deal for SkyFire Infrared Lunar Discovery Satellite
Lockheed Martin has just signed a contract with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for a miniature infrared satellite to provide scientists with advanced imaging of the Moon ... more

As dry as the moon
Data sent back to the Earth by Chinese lunar probe Chang'e 3 has proved for the first time that there is no water on the moon, said a Chinese astronomer. The Chang'e 3 has gathered data on the ... more
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US company gets historic nod to send lander to moon
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China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover dies in blaze of online glory
China's troubled but beloved Jade Rabbit lunar rover has whirred its last, state media said Wednesday, after it bid humanity farewell on social media. ... more
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Russia, US Discuss Lunar Station for Mars Mission
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Asteroid that formed moon's Imbrium Basin may have been protoplanet-sized
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Russian and US engineers plan manned moon mission
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Taiwan to make lunar lander for NASA moon-mining mission
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NASA camera catches moon 'photobombing' Earth
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Russia to spend $60M in 2016-2018 to fund space voyages to Moon, Mars


Russian Moon Base to Hold Up to 12 People


Fifty Years of Moon Dust


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Airbus Defence and Space to guide lunar lander to the Moon


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