Gravity Assist: How to Grow Food on the Moon

Space botanists are working on strategies to grow crops on the lunar surface, as NASA makes strides toward sending astronauts to the Moon through the Artemis program. A team of…

Lunar Soil has the Potential to Generate Oxygen and Fuel

Soil on the moon contains active compounds that can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and fuels, scientists in China report May 5 in the journal Joule.

The Moon: Water ice may be more common than previously thought

Guest “Ice, ice baby!” by David Middleton NASA Study Highlights Importance of Surface Shadows in Moon Water PuzzleAug 02, 2021 The shadows cast by the roughness of the Moon’s surface…

NASA Identifies Likely Locations of the Early Molten Moon’s Deep Secrets

Recently, a pair of NASA studies identified the most likely locations to find pieces of mantle on the surface, providing a map for future lunar sample return missions such as…

The moon controls the release of methane in Arctic Ocean

It may not be very well known, but the Arctic Ocean leaks enormous amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane. These leaks have been ongoing for thousands of years but…

Trump administration drafting ‘Artemis Accords’ pact for moon mining

From Reuters Exclusive: Trump administration drafting ‘Artemis Accords’ pact for moon mining – sources Joey Roulette WASHINGTON(Reuters) – The Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the…

Astronaut urine to build moon bases

FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology The modules that the major space agencies plan to erect on the Moon could incorporate an element contributed by the human colonizers…

#BeAnAstronaut: NASA Seeks Applicants to Explore Moon, Mars

From NASA NASA’s new class of astronauts – the first to graduate since the agency announced its Artemis program – appear on stage during their graduation ceremony at the agency’s…

The Moon and Mercury May Have Thick Ice Deposits

From NASA Earth’s Moon and Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, may contain significantly more water ice than previously thought, according to a new analysis of data from NASA’s…

A Crashed Israeli Lunar Lander Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon

From Wired Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are microscopic animals that can survive for years without food or water. And now they’re on the moon! It was just before…

MUST SEE – Restored historic Apollo 11 “small step for man” video – like you’ve never seen it. #MoonLanding50

Live video broadcast by TV networks in 1969 was not full resolution – it was a copy done by a camera pointed at a NASA TV monitor. This video is…

Successful Orion Test Brings NASA Closer to Moon, Mars Missions

From NASA July 2, 2019 RELEASE 19-054 Ascent Abort-2 successfully launched at 7 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Credits: NASA…

UTSA tapped by NASA to help build homes on the moon and Mars

University of Texas at San Antonio (San Antonio, Apr. 10, 2019) — The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has been tapped by The National Aeronautics and Space Administration…

Sailing On The Moon Wind

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I grew up on a remote cattle ranch surrounded by miles of forest, far from street lights. The nights were large and silent and very…

Annular Solar Eclipse 2012 – data and images

I’ve been asked to provide some information on the upcoming eclipse Sunday, so here it is. I’ll actually miss the first part of the Heartland conference (Sunday night and Monday)…

Tuvalu flooding FAIL – no supermoon tide of any significance

Told ya so. In I Feel a FAIL Coming On – Will Tuvalu Survive ‘Super moon’? Andi Cockroft pointed out that there was the usual media disaster hype, and the reality of…

I Feel a FAIL Coming On – Will Tuvalu Survive 'Super moon'?

UPDATE: Sunday 5/6/12 7PM PST – The FAIL occurred, with the predication hype not even close. Read here: Tuvalu flooding FAIL – no supermoon tide of any significance Guest post…

Global annualized temperature – "full of [snip] up to their eyebrows"

Guest Post by Dr. Robert Brown, Physics Dept. Duke University [elevated from comments] Dr. Brown mentions “global temperature” several times. I’d like to know what he thinks of this. Dr.…

Unified Climate Theory May Confuse Cause and Effect

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein The Unified Theory of Climate post is exciting and could shake the world of Climate Science to its roots. I would love it if the…

Shifting Sun-Earth-Moon Harmonies, Beats, & Biases

Paul L. Vaughan, M.Sc. – October 2011 This post has no introduction, per the author’s request, start with the graphs. A PDF of a more complete paper is linked at…

Volcano found on the Moon's farside

Non-mare silicic volcanism on the lunar farside at Compton–Belkovich Bradley L. Jolliff,Sandra A. Wiseman,Samuel J. Lawrence,Thanh N. Tran,Mark S. Robinson,Hiroyuki Sato,B. Ray Hawke,Frank Scholten,Jürgen Oberst,Harald Hiesinger, Carolyn H. van der…

The Perigee Moon aka "Supermoon"

Perigee Moon left, Apogee Moon, right. Picture Credit: Galileo Project, NASA Thanks to WUWT regular “justthefacts” for assembling this story. – Anthony There has been a lot in the news about,…

Moon revealed to have an Earth-like core

NASA Research Team Reveals Moon Has Earth-Like Core WASHINGTON – State-of-the-art seismological techniques applied to Apollo-era data suggest our moon has a core similar to Earth’s. Uncovering details about the…

Earth's Albedo Tells an Interesting Story

Thanks to one of our commenters (thanks Henry), this unique project called “Earthshine” being done at the Big Bear Solar Observatory has been brought to my attention. The project is…