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Lunar Eclipse Viewed By Humans On The Space Station

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Lunar Eclipse

The Moon, with Earth's shadow draping across it during a lunar eclipse, is pictured from the International Space Station.


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Sandia Researchers Design Microgrid For Future Lunar Base

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Sandia National Laboratories is well-known for designing reliable and resilient microgrids for military bases and vital city services. Now, Sandia researchers are working with NASA to design one for the moon.

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3D Printing On The Moon: Relevant Environment Additive Construction Technology (REACT)

3D Printing On The Moon: Relevant Environment Additive Construction Technology (REACT)

A team at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida test a 3D printer inside a vacuum chamber at the Granular Mechanics and Regolith Operations (GMRO) lab inside the spaceport's Swamp Works.


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Lunar Soil Has The Potential To Generate Oxygen And Fuel

Lunar Soil Has The Potential To Generate Oxygen And Fuel

Soil on the moon contains active compounds that can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and fuels, scientists in China report May 5 in the journal Joule.


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Scientists Begin Studying 50-year-old Frozen Apollo 17 Samples

Scientists Begin Studying 50-year-old Frozen Apollo 17 Samples

Scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, recently received samples of the lunar surface that have been curated in a freezer at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston since Apollo 17 astronauts returned them to Earth in December 1972.


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Earth's Atmosphere May Be The Source Of Some Lunar Water

Earth's Atmosphere May Be The Source Of Some Lunar Water

Hydrogen and oxygen ions escaping from Earth's upper atmosphere and combining on the moon could be one of the sources of the known lunar water and ice, according to new research by University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute scientists.


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Apollo 16 Moon Panorama

Apollo 16 Moon Panorama

Fifty years ago, April 20, 1972, Apollo 16's lunar module Orion touched down on the Moon's near side in the south-central Descartes Highlands.


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Lunar Backpack Technology Developed To Aid New Moon Explorers

Lunar Backpack Technology Developed To Aid New Moon Explorers

Imagine a mountaineering expedition in a wholly uncharted environment, where the hikers had the ability to generate a real-time 3D map of the terrain.


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Differences Between tThe Moon's Near And Far Sides Linked To Colossal Ancient Impact

Differences Between tThe Moon's Near And Far Sides Linked To Colossal Ancient Impact

The face that the Moon shows to Earth looks far different from the one it hides on its far side.


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Arctic Simulation of Moon-like Habitat Shows Wellbeing Sessions Can Improve Mental Health In Extreme Isolation

Arctic Simulation of Moon-like Habitat Shows Wellbeing Sessions Can Improve Mental Health In Extreme Isolation

Researchers at the University of Surrey and the University of Milano-Bicocca have partnered with SAGA Space Architects to investigate the psychological impact of social isolation in harsh environments, such as on the Moon.


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Multiple Historic Resonances With The Moon Aboard ISS

Multiple Historic Resonances With The Moon Aboard ISS

Image of ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer's Cosmic Kiss mission patch floating next to a replica of the Nebra Sky Disc in the seven-windowed Cupola of the International Space Station.


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Fifty Years Later, Curators Unveil One of Last Sealed Apollo Samples

Fifty Years Later, Curators Unveil One of Last Sealed Apollo Samples

Like a time capsule that was sealed for posterity, one of the last unopened Apollo-era lunar samples collected during Apollo 17 has been opened under the careful direction of lunar sample processors and curators in the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.


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Moon's Orbit Proposed As A Gravitational Wave Detector

Moon's Orbit Proposed As A Gravitational Wave Detector

Researchers from the UAB, IFAE and University College London propose using the variations in distance between the Earth and the Moon, which can be measured with a precision of less than a centimeter, as a new gravitational wave detector within a frequency range that current devices cannot detect.


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Lunar Swirl Patterns and Topography Are Related, Study Finds

Lunar Swirl Patterns and Topography Are Related, Study Finds

Bright and dark swirling patterns on the Moon's surface have been linked to the topography of the swirls, says a new paper by a team of scientists from the Planetary Science Institute.


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NASA Studies 'New' 50-Year-Old Lunar Sample to Prep for Return to Moon

NASA Studies 'New' 50-Year-Old Lunar Sample to Prep for Return to Moon

People say good things come to those who wait.


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Translucent Glass Globules On The Moon

Translucent Glass Globules On The Moon

This study is led by Dr. Zhiyong Xiao (Planetary Environmental and Astrobiological Research Laboratory, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University), who is a core scientific team member of the first in-situ lunar mission to the Moon, Chang'E-4.



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