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Saturn's Moon Titan Is Looking Even More Earth-Like

The Cassini mission is sending us better and better data and images of just what’s happening on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. And it’s beginning to look awfully familiar…


Experience Sunrise On The Dark Side Of The Moon With This Detailed Lunar Globe

The team behind a new Kickstarter campaign isn’t the first bunch astronomy enthusiasts to create a detailed globe based on our nearest lunar neighbour. But using topographical data gathered by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, this Moon globe is the first to accurately recreate all of its craters, mountains and valleys in 3D.


The Real Story Of Apollo 17, And Why We Never Went Back To The Moon

On 11 December 1972, Apollo 17 touched down on the Moon. This was not only our final Moon landing, but the last time we left low Earth orbit. With the successful launch of the Orion capsule, NASA is finally poised to go further again. So it’s important to remember how we got to the Moon — and why we stopped going.


Own A Sizeable Chunk Of The Moon With This Lunar Watch

If you’ve always wanted to experience the moon first hand, this unique timepiece is probably as close as you’ll ever get.


NASA Is Attaching An Expandable Space House To The ISS

The ISS has gotten quite a few improvements lately, but the latest addition is unusually impressive: a 3.66m long expandable room that astronauts will attach to the space station’s back and inflate to twice its original size.


Keep Track Of Every Mission Throughout The Solar System With This Handy Map

There have been dozens of probes that have gone out exploring the solar system since 1959’s Luna 2 probe. PopChartLab has gone and noted down each one since in this beautiful poster of the Solar System.


US Congress Considers Moon Camps And a Space Station Hotel For NASA's Future

Congress held a meeting today on what NASA’s overall purpose should look like under the next few presidents. But agreement on just what that purpose might be — as witnesses discussed everything from the planned Mars trip to a proposal for a space station hotel — seemed far away.


RIP Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, The Sixth Man To Walk On The Moon

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away on February 4th, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his mission to the moon. The Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 14, he was the 6th astronaut to step foot on the moon. He was 85.


These Are The First Photos Taken From The Surface Of The Moon In 37 Years

In 2013, China became the third country to land a vehicle on the moon. Now, a trove of photos from Chang’e-3’s historic expedition — 35 Gigabytes in all — are easily searchable on the web. These are our first fresh images taken from the surface of Earth’s nearest neighbour in forty years.


The Earth And Moon As We Know Them Were Created In A Violent Collision With Another Planet

4.5 billion years ago, when Earth was 100 million years old, Theia — a planetary embryo around the same size as Earth — crashed into our planet in a “violent, head-on collision” creating one single planet — and the moon.


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