A Plan to Build a Giant Liquid Telescope on the Moon

Astronomers propose an enormous liquid-mirror telescope on the moon that could be hundreds of times more sensitive than the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Behind the Scenes with NASA’s New Moon Ship

With the iconic Space Shuttle nearing retirement, the pressure is on NASA to design a new manned vehicle — one that will deliver us safely to the lunar surface by 2020 before building a lasting lunar base. From ensuring safe launch to getting the vehicle back on the ground, here’s a look at the toughest challenges facing the spacecraft’s engineers

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181 Things To Do On The Moon

If you woke up tomorrow morning and found yourself on the moon, what would you do? NASA has just released a list of 181 good ideas.

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The Apollo Missions 11 through 17 Panoramas of the moon

Experience the moon just as the astronauts did – almost as you were there. View interactive QuickTime VR Panoramas in full-screen from the 6 Apollo Missions who landed on moon.

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Earth’s Moon Destined to Disintegrate

The Sun is midway through its stable hydrogen burning phase known as the main sequence. But when the Sun enters the red giant phase in around 5 billion years things are going to get a lot rougher in the Earth-Moon system…..

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Moon Over Andromeda

The Great Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda (aka M31), a mere 2.5 million light-years distant, is the closest large spiral to our own Milky Way. Andromeda is visible to the unaided eye as a small, faint, fuzzy patch, but because its surface brightness is so low, casual sky gazers can’t appreciate the galaxy’s impressive extent in planet

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Race to the Moon for Nuclear Fuel

NASA’s proposed 2024 moon base will be a steppingstone to Mars, but it may also be a mining outpost. The moon is an abundant source of helium-3, a potent fuel for next-generation nuclear reactors. Trouble is, China, India and Russia have their eyes on it too.

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Huge Panoramic Photo of Lunar Surface taken by Apollo 17 Astronaut

Visible above and by scrolling right are lunar rocks in the foreground, lunar mountains in the background, some small craters, a lunar rover, and astronaut Schmidt on his way back to the rover. A few days after this image was taken, humanity left the Moon and has yet to return

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US plans permanent base on Moon

Will serve as science center and possible “stepping stone” for a Mars mission. Funds will come from scrapped shuttle missions, as well as other countries & even some businesses. Could the richest of us be vacationing at the moon in 15+ years?

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Nasa looks to a new frontier by building telescope on the Moon

The most powerful radiotelescope yet devised is to be built on the Moon, under plans being put together by Nasa for its 2018 lunar mission.

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