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NASA to drag asteroid in to lunar orbit ?

The US space agency is considering a plan to drag a small asteroid in to orbit around the Moon. Ever since the Obama administration announced plans to…

US planned to detonate nuke on the Moon

During the Cold War the United States considered lanching and detonating a nuclear bomb on the Moon. The plan was aimed at intimidating the Soviets by…

NASA to announce manned moon mission ?

Now that the US elections are over attentions may soon be turning to a new manned mission to the moon. According to space policy expert Professor John…

Astronaut Charles Duke Left a Family Photo on the Moon

In 1972, Charles Duke spent nearly three days on the surface of the moon. Before he left, Duke placed a snapshot of his family on the ground and left it there. He also brought back the 26-pound rock known as Big Muley, the biggest moon rock ever brought to Earth. Link -via It’s Okay to Be [...]

The Missing Links: The First Rule of the Anti-Flirt Club Is…

TED + The Onion = Onion Talks This skewering of TED’s TED Talks is hilarious and perfectly executed. * The Five-Second Rule: Debunked But not before countless generations have taken a chance on a recently dropped piece of candy. * Splendid Silhouettes I know three things about Olly Moss: 1. He is an artist 2. He has the coolest [...]

That’s No Moon! . . . Wait. Sorry, Everyone, It’s Just the Moon

A constable on the night shift radioed his sergeant one night late in August to tell him he was “off up the hills” to investigate a suspicious light coming from the other side of Client Hills, Worcestershire. The light was bright—headlights, he thought—and he made the call expecting to find a couple looking for a [...]

The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon

In the wake of the passing of Neil Armstrong, many people have expressed sadness at the fact that the Apollo lunar missions were so long ago, and that soon there will be no one left alive who actually went to the moon. Randall Munroe of xkcd addressed that concept some time ago. It’s time we [...]

Star Wars LEGO Clock

That’s no moon. It’s a clock built by Instructables member YOUgNeek. He used a stencil to mark out the Death Star pattern. Then he pressed white LEGO pieces into the clay to provide backing for the interchangeable minfigs. So although it’s currently a quarter till Boba Fett, he can swap the minifigs to reflect different [...]

Neil Armstrong’s Giant Leap

Neil Armstrong — astronaut, engineer, professor, Navy aviator, and first man on the Moon — has died at the age of 82. He is best known for the words he spoke just before he set foot on the lunar surface. Contrary to popular belief, Armstrong said (emphasis added): “That’s one small step [...]

What Is a Blue Moon, and How Rare Is It?

Stockbyte/John Foxx Before Curiosity landed on Mars, the main topic of discussion among amateur astronomers was the blue Moon that is scheduled to make an appearance on August 31. The widely accepted definition of a blue Moon is a full Moon that appears twice within a calendar month. But that description is actually based on an [...]