articles tagged: moon
when worlds collide: what happened the day the earth died
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when worlds collide: what happened the day the earth died

According to a new study, Earth's collision with a Mars-sized protoplanet 4.5 billion years ago didn't just create the Moon. It also gave us our oceans and helped life get started.

oldest earth rock found in lunar exile
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oldest earth rock found in lunar exile

Scientists think they found a time capsule from Earth’s earliest days buried just under the Moon’s surface for the last 4.1 billion years.

when too much skepticism about space exploration can be a bad thing
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when too much skepticism about space exploration can be a bad thing

When not promising us cities on Triton in ten years, the media seems befuddled by and incredulous of the most conservative and realistic plans for space exploration.

one giant loss for mankind…
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one giant loss for mankind…

R.I.P. Neil Armstrong, 08.05.1930 - 08.25.2012

the return of the rising red moon scare?
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the return of the rising red moon scare?

Are we looking at a repeat of the Space Race, this time against China?

lunar cities get one step closer to reality
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lunar cities get one step closer to reality

If we return to the Moon and decide to stay there, the Moon may offer us a few shortcuts in setting up a safe place to live.

does our planet need a biological reset button?
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does our planet need a biological reset button?

Can we recreate life on Earth after a mass extinction? And if we could, do we really want to?

wait, can planets reproduce by budding?
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wait, can planets reproduce by budding?

A new eye-catching proposal suggests that the Moon was spun off from Earth instead of being formed in the aftermath of a collision.

the bizarre oceans of the outer solar system
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the bizarre oceans of the outer solar system

The outer solar system isn't just toxic gas giants and ice. It's full of bizarre oceans with the promise of life and alien chemistry that we didn't think was possible even a few years ago.

in space, no one can hear you nuke
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in space, no one can hear you nuke

The Soviet Union wanted to detonate a nuclear warhead on the Moon as a show of force. But without an atmosphere and 238,900 miles away, what would that look like?

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