NASA’s Juno will perform close flyby of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa

This image of Jupiter’s moon Europa was taken by the JunoCam imager aboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft on Oct. 16, 2021, from a distance of about 51,000 miles (82,000 kilometers). Credit: Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS / Image processing by Andrea Luck On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 2:36 am PDT (5:36 am EDT), NASA’s Juno spacecraft will come … Read more

NASA completes cryogenic tanking test on Artemis 1 moon rocket – Spaceflight Now

Vapors stream away from NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket during a cryogenic tanking test Wednesday. Credit: NASA Engineers filled up the Artemis 1 moon rocket with more than 750,000 gallons of super-cold propellants in a tanking test Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center after troubleshooting a persistent hydrogen leak. NASA’s launch director said she was … Read more

A ‘grazing encounter’ may have smashed the moon to bits to form Saturn’s rings, a new study suggests — ScienceDaily

Swirling around the planet’s equator, the rings of Saturn are a dead giveaway that the planet is spinning at a tilt. The belted giant rotates at a 26.7-degree angle relative to the plane in which it orbits the sun. Astronomers have long suspected that this tilt comes from gravitational interactions with its neighbor Neptune, as … Read more

Harvest Moon 2022 : September’s full moon thrills stargazers around the world (photos)

The full moon of September lit up the night sky this weekend in a dazzling lunar sight enjoyed by skywatchers around the world. September’s full moon peaked on Saturday (Sept. 10), but did appear fully illuminated to casual observers in the day before and after its lunar show. It also marked the Harvest Moon of … Read more

Full Moon of Virgo – The Mystery of Form – TPS – English

Today we celebrate the ninth of the 12 Festivals of the new world Religion, the Full Moon of Virgo, the festival aimed at asserting the Will to nourish and manifest the Christ and at grasping and understanding, through the consciousness of the Disciple-Humanity, the Mystery of Form, since Form is the crystal of Creation, the … Read more

Interstellar objects might have crashed on to the moon

At least one interstellar object (ISO) has likely crashed into Earth’s moon over the eons, a new paper suggests. The moonwhich is filled with thousands of craters, is thus a good hunting ground for objects originating in interstellar space, the authors suggest through statistics and simulation. “Given the number of ISOs that we expect to … Read more

Lunar mining and moon land claims fall into a gray area of ​​international law, but the negotiations are underway to avoid conflict and damage to spacecraft

Making territorial claims in space is illegal under international law. (Image credit: NASA/Neil Armstrong) This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Michelle LD Hanlon (opens in new tab)Professor of Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi It’s been 50 … Read more

In Trouble on the Moon? A 911 Call for a Search and Rescue Organization

Surely, the idea of ​​surviving and thriving on the moon is a first-rate realization … but not dying there. As nations set their eyes on the moon, specialists are starting to plot out international lunar search and rescue plans. The aim is to design, make operational, and deal with legal and organizational matters in case … Read more

Don Lind, shuttle astronaut whose moon mission was canceled, dies at 92

Don Lind, a former NASA astronaut who helped plan humanity’s first moonwalk before launching on the space shuttle, has died at the age of 92. Lind’s death on Tuesday (opens in new tab) (Aug. 30) was first reported by the Herald Journal in Logan, Utah. “Don is as close to the true ‘Renaissance Man’ — … Read more

It’s not just rocket science — hidden chemistry powers moon launches and sustains life in space

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Curtis Ho (opens in new tab)Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Tasmania Many around the world will watch eagerly this Saturday as NASA launches Artemis 1 (opens in new tab)the agency’s first moon … Read more