It's been almost 50 years since a human first set foot on the moon. Since then, our knowledge about Earth's closest neighbor has improved by leaps and bounds, and our obsession with it has never waned. Witness some of the most amazing images of the moon ever recorded and be reminded of the significant influence of our moon in BBC America's new documentary "Wonders of the Moon," … [Read more...] about 5 Strange, Cool Things We’ve Recently Learned About the Moon
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Jeffrey Kluger is editor-at-large at Time magazine, and the author of "Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon": On July 16, 1969, "the greatest adventure" in man's history, as CBS News' Walter Cronkite described it, began when three men sat down to a breakfast of steak and eggs. They then set off to meet the challenge laid down by President John F. … [Read more...] about To the Moon! A chronicle of mankind’s greatest adventure
When the clock strikes lunar noon, water molecules begin to dance around on the light side of the moon. As the moon's surface heats up, water molecules detach and find another, cooler spot to hang out until temperatures cool back down, scientists found using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter (LRO), which has been circling the moon since 2009. Water on the surface … [Read more...] about Water Molecules Bounce Around the Moon. Here’s Why.
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
caption NASA’s share of the US federal budget is probably a lot lower than you think. source iStock; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider INSIDER polled more than 1,000 people living in the US about the funding and direction of NASA. Most respondents said returning to the moon should be a priority for the US space agency. However, a majority think … [Read more...] about 85% of Americans would give NASA a giant raise — but most don’t know how little the space agency gets as a share of the federal budget