moon

Go back, young and old man and woman

Gene Cernan (1934-2017) on the Moon, December 11, 1972. The Earth is seen above. It’s time we go back; together preferably.   (Would make a nice birthday present for my 56th birthday, today. Yes, birthday…


A Soviet Moon Rocket

In February 1969, the two largest rockets in the Soviet Union’s stable of launch vehicles—the Proton and the N-1—both blew up in the skies over the Baikonur launch range within a couple of days of…


Long distance picture of Earth

This composite image of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars, combines the best Earth image with the best moon image from four sets of images acquired on Nov. 20, 2016, by the High…


Is a Moon stop necessary?

As a new administration prepares to take office, speculation abounds regarding what direction US space policy will take after the transition, as well as who will assume leadership roles at NASA and in other influential…


Explore the Moon

For those with nothing to do, I would suggest a visit to the Moon. Via ESA, that is. (ESA)


Where dit Mare Orientale come from?

Scientists from MIT and elsewhere have reconstructed the extreme collision that created one of the moon’s largest craters, 3.8 billion years ago. The team has retraced the moon’s dramatic response in the first hours following…


A good Moon beating

Meteorites have punched at least 222 impact craters into the Moon’s surface in the past 7 years. That’s 33% more than researchers expected, and suggests that future lunar astronauts may need to hunker down against…