This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. And one small step (and giant leap) will celebrate that milestone in a distinct, creative way. "To Touch the Moon," a theater production underway at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, will blend drama and science to foster an explorer mindset in young people with autism. This initiative will both … [Read more...] about ‘To Touch the Moon’ Theater Production Is Tailored for Autism Spectrum Disorder
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caption A simulated view of the moon from its far side with Earth in the background. source NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio People often say “dark side” of the moon when referring to the lunar face we can’t see from Earth. This common use of the phrase is wrong – the term scientists use is the “far side.” One lunar side … [Read more...] about There is a ‘dark side’ of the moon, but you are probably using the term incorrectly all of the time
caption China landing its Chang’e 4 spacecraft on the far side of the moon is an early phase of an ambitious program of space exploration. source Shayanne Gal/Business Insider China landed a spacecraft called Chang’e 4 on the moon’s far side for the first in human history. A rover and lander will study lunar geology, look for water ice, scan the … [Read more...] about ‘This is more than just a landing’: Why China’s mission on the far side of the moon should be a wake-up call for the world
Our in-house Know-It-Alls answer questions about your interactions with technology. Q: What is the "dark side" of the moon? A: The short answer? It's a misnomer. A cool-sounding misnomer! But a misnomer. Assuming they aren't talking about the Pink Floyd album or the French mockumentary, people who say "the dark side of the moon" are almost always referring to the moon's far … [Read more...] about What Is the Dark Side of the Moon?
Picture credit: CNSAChina is orbiting the moon – and is about to (try to) land on it. Almost exactly 50 years after NASA's Apollo 8 mission successfully put astronauts in orbit of our satellite for the first time, a Chinese probe called Chang’e-4 (CH-4) now circling the moon is about to send a lander to the moon's far side.That's a destination no space agency has … [Read more...] about How to watch live online as China attempts to land on the Moon