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The Moon Is Actually Shaped Like A Lemon

We might think that we know our closest celestial neighbour well, but it’s kept one secret hidden until now: it’s not round. In fact, it’s shaped like a lemon.


Scientists Reveal New Vision Of Earth Four Billion Years Ago

The Hadean and Eoarchean epochs were the real hell on Earth. For millions of years, our planet was heavily bombarded by millions of asteroids with “existing oceans repeatedly boiled away into steam atmospheres” until its crust finally solidified. These two new visualizations will help you comprehend this violence.


The Moon Might Be Littered With Fossils From Ancient Earth

Earth is an unforgiving place. Volcanoes erupt, rivers erode, continents break up — it’s a small miracle every time a millions-of-years-old creature is found fossilised in rock. By comparison, the moon is dead and lifeless; astronaut footprints will be preserved forever in moon dust. So it’s the moon that could hold the secrets to life on ancient Earth.


Declassified: The US Government's Secret Plan For A Military Moon Base

More than 50 years ago, before man had ever stepped foot on the moon, the US government hatched a plan whose ambitions were exceeded only by its total infeasibility: A secret, self-sustaining, Soviet-shaming military moon base.


Watch NASA's Full TV Broadcast Of The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Right Here

Exactly 45 years ago today, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon. And right now, NASA is replaying the full TV broadcast from that fateful day in real-time. Watch it below — it’s just as exhilarating today as it must have been 45 years ago.


How NASA Would Have Handled A Failed Apollo 11

This weekend marks the 45-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission landing the first men on the moon. Like all missions, NASA had a contingency plan. Space historian Amy Shira Teitel explains the astronauts’ grim orders if a lunar lander malfunction had left Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stranded on the moon.


This Song's Rhythm Is Inspired By Neil Armstrong's Heartbeat On The Moon

45 years ago today, a man landed on the moon for the first time. Understandably, he was a little nervous. Neil Armstrong’s heart raced to 160 beats per minute as the lunar vehicle touched down on the moon’s surface. But as he made that great leap for mankind and walked around the moon, his heart steadied and slowed. The rhythm of his heartbeat, which Berlin-based singer Louise Gold captured off of a radio program, become the basis for her cover of John Lennon’s “Oh My Love”.


Buzz Aldrin: Second Man On The Moon, But First To Take A Space Selfie

This weekend is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, when man first set foot on the moon, but Buzz Aldrin just tipped us off to another of his many accomplishments: He took the world’s first space selfie back in 1966. Eat your heart out, Instagram.


What's Hiding Behind These Giant Holes On The Moon?

You’ve probably seen the mysterious giant hole that was discovered in Siberia, which appears to lead into a large cave. We don’t know its origin yet, but it isn’t the only hole like that on Earth. Or the moon: NASA found these formations there too, which are perfect for future human outposts. Or current alien/Nazi UFO bases.


Nike's Lunar Shoes Make You Feel Like You're Walking On The Moon

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, Nike has made a pair of shoes that will make you feel like every step you take is on the moon. Because of the all over lunar print, the silhouette of the shoe completely disappears and makes it look like the shoe is made from moon rock.