Coronavirus Delays Work on NASA’s Moon Rocket and Capsule

Science|Coronavirus Delays Work on NASA’s Moon Rocket and CapsuleWork will be suspended at two NASA centers, a setback that could end hopes for sending astronauts back to the moon in 2024.Gerald Herbert/Associated PressBy Published March 19, 2020Updated March 20, 2020The coronavirus pandemic on Earth is knocking NASA’s moon plans off course. Read more »

Why Didn’t Saturn Eat Titan, Its Biggest Moon?

)In planetary science, a similar scenario emerges when scientists recreate the evolution of large planets like Saturn, which has a satellite system dominated by one massive moon, Titan.How, then, did Saturn end up with massive Titan and a multitude of tinier moons? Read more »

China’s Rover Finds Layers of Surprise Under Moon’s Far Side

China’s Yutu-2 rover on the moon’s surface.Ground-penetrating radar on the rover examined soil on the moon at depths of more than 100 feet. Read more »

A New Mini-Moon Was Found Orbiting Earth. There Will Be More.

, which observed the 2020 CD3 object.Wierzchos said, “except that it was found to be orbiting Earth instead of the sun. Read more »

Watch Mars Disappear Behind the Moon in the Early Morning Sky

Science|Watch Mars Disappear Behind the Moon in the Early Morning SkyIn what is known as an occultation, Mars will briefly be blocked by the moon on Tuesday morning.Look to the sky early on Tuesday, and the crescent moon will make Mars disappear. Read more »

Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Calls Off TV Search for Moon Trip ‘Life Partner’

Style|Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Calls Off TV Search for Moon Trip ‘Life Partner’Yusaku Maezawa had posted an advertisement seeking a woman to go with him on a SpaceX flight around the moon.Yusaku Maezawa, the founder of the online fashion retailer Zozotown, was announced in 2018 as the first private passenger for a planned SpaceX flight around the moon. Read more »

This Robot’s Journey to an Icy Alien Moon Starts Beneath Antarctica

Science|This Robot’s Journey to an Icy Alien Moon Starts Beneath AntarcticaNASA scientists completed field tests in November of a floating rover they hope will one day travel to Europa, the frozen ocean moon of Jupiter.In November, scientists and engineers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory successfully field tested Bruie — the “Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration” — beneath the ice of eastern Antarctica. Read more »

How an Icy Moon of Saturn Got Its Stripes

Science|How an Icy Moon of Saturn Got Its StripesTrilobitesScientists have developed an explanation for one of the most striking features of Enceladus, an ocean world that has the right ingredients for life.A false-color mosaic of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, taken following a 2008 fly-by of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Read more »

A Billion Pixels and the Search for India’s Crashed Moon Lander

The Indian space agency has been tight-lipped about the fate of Vikram, but crowdsourcing and NASA’s openness led to its discovery.A map of the moon’s surface, made by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, showing the Vikram spacecraft’s intended landing site. Read more »

NASA Finds India’s Vikram Moon Lander Crash Site, With Amateur’s Help

Science|NASA Finds India’s Vikram Moon Lander Crash Site, With Amateur’s HelpSince India lost contact with the spacecraft in September, the precise location of its crash has been a mystery.2, 2019NASA has found pieces of Vikram, a small spacecraft that India attempted to land on the moon in September. Read more »

If I Touched the Moon, What Would It Feel Like?

Science|If I Touched the Moon, What Would It Feel Like?Good QuestionIf you like handling tiny glass shards, sure, go ahead and touch the lunar surface. Read more »

NASA’s New Spacesuits Unveiled, for Trips to the Moon and Beyond

Science|NASA’s New Spacesuits Unveiled, for Trips to the Moon and BeyondThe agency is racing to meet President Trump’s timeline for putting American astronauts on the lunar surface by 2024.ImageNASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, and space suit engineer Kristine Davis, during a demonstration of the a new spacesuit at NASA headquarters in Washington on Tuesday. Read more »

India’s Chandrayaan-2 Marks 60 Years of Moon Crashes and Hard Landings

India’s Chandrayaan-2 moon lander made a hard landing on Sept.Finding Vikram

India lost communication with Chandrayaan-2’s lander, named Vikram, as it descended toward a planned landing site near the moon’s south pole.
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Did India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander Survive? The Chances Are Slim

ImageMembers of India’s news media — and the rest of the world — waited on Saturday for news of the progress of the Vikram moon lander, which lost contact with Earth.10, 2019India’s first moon lander, which fell silent as it headed toward the lunar surface on Friday, has been located from orbit, the country’s space agency says. Read more »

India Says It Has Located Chandrayaan-2 Lander on Moon’s Surface

Asia Pacific|India Says It Has Located Chandrayaan-2 Lander on Moon’s SurfaceImageA radar system in Bangalore, India.The country was aiming to be the fourth nation to accomplish a successful moon landing. Read more »

India Looks Hopefully to the Moon Ahead of Chandrayaan-2 Landing

On Saturday, India could become the fourth country ever to land on the lunar surface.ImageStudents gathered in Sriharikota, on India’s east coast, to watch the Indian Space Research Organization’s launch of the Chandrayaan-2 mission spacecraft in July. Read more »

India Loses Contact With Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander During Its Descent

VideoThe Chandrayaan-2 mission appeared to end in failure, thwarting India’s bid to become the fourth country to land on the moon.CreditCreditJagadeesh Nv/EPA, via ShutterstockBANGALORE, India — India’s attempt to land a robotic spacecraft near the moon’s South Pole on Saturday appeared to end in failure. Read more »

Five Women Who Made the Moon Landing Possible

JoAnn Morgan: NASA, via Getty ImagesBy Jul 23, 2019You’re reading In Her Words, where women rule the headlines.”JoAnn Morgan was NASA’s only female engineer at that time — and Apollo 11 was her debut as the first female launch controller. Read more »

India Launches Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission on Second Try

VideoIndia’s first moon lander, Chandrayaan-2, launched on Monday, a week after a first attempt was canceled at the last minute.CreditCreditArun Sankar/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesSATISH DHAWAN SPACE CENTER, India — India is on its way to the moon. Read more »

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Augmented Reality

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