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Moon: May 2019



As NASA returns humans to the Moon and then heads out to Mars, a new type of astronaut will be required to explore these worlds. Let's called them "expeditionary astronauts".


For the first time, a cross-disciplinary study has shown chemical, physical, and material evidence for water formation on the Moon.


The stark difference between the Moon's heavily-cratered farside and the lower-lying open basins of the Earth-facing nearside has puzzled scientists for decades.


SpaceIL, a non-profit organization, attempted to land its spacecraft in this ancient volcanic field on the nearside of the Moon. After a smooth initial descent, Beresheet made a hard landing on the surface.


July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first time humans walked on the Moon.