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First Man Gives Humankind’s Greatest Adventure a Personal Touch

For a movie about going to the moon, First Man sure is grounded. That’s a good thing though, mostly, as the film provides a layered and at times painful look at what that legendary trip cost not just America but also astronaut Neil Armstrong. However, First Man is not a hugely patriotic roller coaster like Apollo 13. Director Damien Chazelle has taken one of humankind’s greatest adventures and turned it into an intimate character portrait. It’s engaging and emotional, but just the slightest bit underwhelming. Read More >>

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Here’s What Earth’s Shadow Actually Looks Like

The 21st century’s longest lunar eclipse has passed, eclipse doomsday fever has subsided, and all that’s left are the memories and pictures, which you can find everywhere online. But one image really stood out to us—not because of the way the Moon looked, but because of how it made the Earth look. Read More >>

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Moon Could Have Been Habitable Once, Scientists Speculate

The Moon today is not habitable. It’s covered in potentially killer dust and seemingly dry as a bone. But though it seems wild to think, a new perspective wonders: What if the Moon used to be friendly to life? Read More >>

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China to Launch Mission to Moon’s Far Side on Monday

China’s mission to explore the Moon’s far side is set to launch in part on Monday. As the Guardian reports: Read More >>

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This Charming Video of Moonstruck Pedestrians Is a Good Reminder to Check Out Our Cool Moon

Remember when we told you to look at the Moon? Some folks really looked, and they were blown away. Rightfully so. Read More >>

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We Don’t Even Live There Yet, But Humans Have Already Left Over 400,000 Pounds of Trash on the Moon

It’s inevitable that one day humanity is going to need to live somewhere other than Earth, and our first step towards intergalactic colonisation will probably be the moon. The only problem? We’ve only visited it 12 times, and already there’s over 400,000 pounds of garbage up there. Read More >>

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Trust Me, Living on the Moon Will Be Hell

Humans (not you, you’ll be dead) are going to have to live somewhere other than Earth eventually. There might be some options for new homes on Mars, the planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, or even one of the planets in the Trappist-1 system. But what about the Moon for starters? It’s round like our Earth, it’s close, it’s got gravity—what more could you want? Read More >>

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What a Nuclear Explosion Can Tell Us About the Formation of the Moon

There are so many conflicting studies about the Moon’s origins that at times, it feels impossible to keep up. For something so close to us, it’s astonishing how little concrete information we have about how the Moon was formed. But a new study could clear up some confusion around the Moon’s infancy by searching for answers in a seriously unorthodox way—with nuclear fallout. Read More >>

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The Earth Sends Oxygen to the Moon

The man in the Moon knows a lot more about us than we think. For instance, it’s keeping tabs on the air we breath by collecting samples of it. Read More >>

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We Were Wrong About the Moon’s Age

Earth’s very clingy friend, the Moon, has long been an object of human fascination. It makes sense, considering we’re just a hop, skip and a 238,855-mile jump from our celestial pal. Read More >>

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Colonising the Moon Just Got a Lot More Dangerous

Bad news, would-be lunar colonists: that dusty, airless space rock you dream of escaping to is apparently swarming with deadly projectiles. According to a new study, Earth’s nearest neighbour is being bombarded by small, fast-moving chunks of debris, at a rate 100 times faster than impact models previously estimated. Read More >>

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Violent Volcanoes Knocked the Moon Off Its Axis Three Billion Years Ago

A bunch of lunar volcanoes heated the Moon up so much, they changed its density, causing it to wander off its original axis aeons ago. Read More >>

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What It Will Take for Humans to Live on the Moon

The last time we put a human on the moon was 1972, over four decades ago. Since then we’ve learned a lot about it. Our probes and robots have revealed it’s a harsh, barren space boulder with a nightmarish environment. But, you know what else we’ve learned? Read More >>

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The United States is Already Planning How to Regulate the Moon

The US's Federal Aviation Administration will extend its framework for licensing space launches to licensing developments on the Moon, according to a scoop from Reuters earlier today. Are we facing a lunar land grab? Not exactly. Read More >>