Pack your bags, it's time to nuke ourselves to the moon! And while we're at it, we might as well bring along a few extra nukes, in the form of miniaturized nuclear reactors that can fit inside a suitcase and power a moon base or two.
In the late 1960s, NASA's Lunar Orbiter 2 spacecraft was circling the moon, spotting potential landing sites for the Apollo missions. In 1969, the probe was commanded to crash into the moon's far side, and we don't know for sure what happened after that. This new picture may be the answer.
Sleeping under the moon is wonderful, until you wake up at 3am being eaten either by mosquitos or bears/wolves. Not so beautiful then! That's why I like these much safer moon lights.
In just the past week, Congress has introduced a bill directing NASA to put a manned base on the moon by 2022, and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has said that he'll be sending humans to Mars in a little as 10 years. But can it happen, and do we even want it to?
At precisely 3 p.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, the largest full moon in 18 years will show its ginormous self. The moon will be so close to Earth that it's already being called a "supermoon" when it gets its act on.
The Indian Space Research Organization has discovered a massive underground chamber near the moon's equator, one that would be perfect for housing a moon base. A moon base!
Last year, NASA blasted a hole in the moon looking for water. Some water sprayed up, but just how much hasn't been known until now. Turns out, it was 41 gallons, way more than anyone was expecting.
Advanced technology can demand some advanced materials, commonly referred to as rare earth elements. The problem is right in the name: they're rare. America may not be in a lurch just yet, but these elements won't last forever. Turns out there's another place to find them: the Moon.
Last night was "International Observe the Moon Night," apparently, and NASA celebrated by shooting our favorite satellite with lasers. Naturally!
For years we've designed structures that would allow us to live on either the Moon or Mars. Would they be inflatable? Would they be domes? Apparently, they wouldn't be either — a network of caves could exist on both celestial bodies that would allow us to move in.