Japan's SLIM Moon Probe Landed On Its Nose

Posted in Hardware, Science on 31st Jan, 2024
by Alex Muller

The good news is that the mission is continuing and JAXA hopes that the lander will be able to charge its battery as the 14-day lunar day progresses enough for sunlight to fall on the panel.

Building Telescopes on the Moon Could Transform Astronomy

Posted in Science on 29th Dec, 2023
by Alex Muller

The lunar far side is permanently shielded from the radio signals generated by humans on Earth, and this gives rise to incredible opportunities.

The moon is 40 million years older than we thought, according to crystals collected by Apollo astronauts

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2023
by Alex Muller

"When you know how old something is, you can better understand what has happened to it in its history."

Why astronomers want to put a telescope on the dark side of the moon

Posted in Hardware, Science on 27th Sep, 2023
by Alex Muller

Once landed, LuSEE-Night will peer out into the Universe's Dark Age vastness for about 18 months beginning in 2026..

James Webb Spots Carbon On Europa, Boosting Case For Life

Posted in Science on 27th Sep, 2023
by Alex Muller

More evidence for the presence of life on this intriguing icy moon could be discovered sooner rather than later, as NASA plans to launch the Europa Clipper mission in October 2024.