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A Cool Image Of The Moon Orbiting Earth Taken From Outer Space

Briefly: I can’t have enough of these shots of the moon and the Earth taken by the Chang’e 5 spacecraft. Here’s the opposite side of the amazing image of Earth taken outside lunar orbit. You can see Africa, the Arabian peninsula on the left, and Australia entering the night on the right.


Remember That Movie About Nazis On The Moon? There's Another One

When it came out in 2012, Iron Sky was a cult hit. It didn’t have the most cerebral plot ever devised, but it was good honest fun — Nazis on the moon, people. Over 10 per cent of the movie’s funding came from online crowd-funding, and it may surprise you to know that part of it was filmed in Queensland. Now, there’s a sequel. Here’s the trailer!


Crescent Saturn And Its Crescent Moon

Crescent Saturn and its crescent moon. This has to be one of the most beautiful pairs of heavenly bodies we’re lucky to see, thanks to the Cassini spacecraft.


Inside The ESA's Plan To Build The First Moon Base

We’ve known for years that the European Space Agency was pursuing research aimed at developing a lunar base. And the ESA has continued to build on the concept alongside a team of architects — today, it released a video that shows more specifics about the idea, which would use lunar soil to print a habitat for four astronauts.


Amazing New Image Of The Earth And The Moon Taken Outside Lunar Orbit

Briefly: China’s National Space Agency has released this stunning image of the Earth and the Moon from an extraordinary vantage point. Taken yesterday by their Chang’e 5 spacecraft on, the photo shows the far side of the moon with the Earth on the background.


All The Planets In The Solar System Fit Between The Earth And The Moon

Briefly: I never thought of this, but you can fit all the planets in the Solar System back to back into the distance from the Earth to the moon — about 384,400km — with room to spare: 8030km. Seeing it visualised really gives you a good idea of how much empty space is out there.


Dubbed Apollo Mission Moon Footage Is Hilarious

Video: Some guys — Tom and Ed according to the name of the Youtube channel — just uploaded these two videos where they add their voices to existing moon footage. I hope they continue with the saga because these made me laugh hard.


How To Watch Tonight's 'Blood Moon' Total Lunar Eclipse

Tonight, Australia’s night-time skies will be darkened by a total lunar eclipse — the second of the year. The eclipse means that our planet’s Moon will almost disappear from view, as the light it usually reflects from the Sun will be blocked by the Earth. What you will see is a blood red globe, as light bends around Earth’s atmosphere on its way from Sun to Moon.


Humans First Saw The Far Side Of The Moon 55 Years Ago

The side of the moon that faces Earth is familiar to anyone who’s stood outside at night. But it wasn’t until this day in 1959 that mankind was able to glimpse the dark side of the moon, thanks to a grainy-yet-distinct photo sent back by the Russian spacecraft Luna 3.


Moon Seismometers From Apollo Are Still Helping Solve Physics Mysteries

When Apollo astronauts landed on the moon, they left flags and footprints, yes, but also dozens of scientific instruments. Among them was a network of seismometers originally meant to study moonquakes. Forty years later, data from these seismometers are still helping physicists understand how to detect elusive gravitational waves — a challenge even with our fancy modern technology.


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