Rare Pictures From the Dawn of NASA Spaceflight

Jan 24, 2012 by

Newly released digital scans offer a rare high-resolution glimpse into NASA’s Project Gemini, the precursor to the Apollo moon missions. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Stonehenge, Apollo and the Last Man on the Moon

Jan 07, 2012 by

A little while ago, I was extremely interested to learn from my friend Michael Bourne of a suggestion that the image above was a design submitted for the flash or patch for the suits of the astronauts flying on the Apollo XVII mission to the Moon. I understood that these designs, which were later rejected, [...]

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We should scour the moon for ancient traces of aliens, say scientists

Dec 26, 2011 by

Hundreds of thousands of pictures of the moon will be examined for telltale signs that aliens once visited our cosmic neighbourhood if plans put forward by scientists go ahead.   Passing extraterrestrials might have left messages, scientific instruments, heaps of rubbish or evidence of mining on the dusty lunar surface that could be spotted by [...]

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Look Skyward: Lunar Eclipse

Dec 11, 2011

June, 2011 eclipse. Image Source: CNN. A total Full Moon lunar eclipse at dawn and early morning will turn the Moon dark red. The Moon will also be larger than usual, and the effects of the Earth passing between the Sun and the Moon will be all the more dramatic. The event will be visible early in [...]

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History’s Most Famous Scientific Articles Online for Free

Nov 25, 2011

Galileo’s sketches of the moon from the Starry Messenger, 1610. Image Source: Royal Society via BBC. Some days, I’m grateful I am living in the midst of the Technological Revolution. Britain’s Royal Society has been publishing scientific papers since 1665 and has now made all its articles from some of history’s greatest researchers and thinkers available for free [...]

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Jupiter moon ‘has shallow lakes’

Nov 17, 2011

Scientists find the best evidence yet for a giant lake beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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