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    Moon, Spica, Mercury and Pleiades in the night skies
    Skywatchers can enjoy the beauty tonite as the Moon, Spica, Mercury and the Pleiades will line up and reveal themselves to you, but only as the the darkness of night has set upon us. Finding these beauties won’t be hard, just look towards...
  • Stargazing maps for May 2015
    Stargazing events of interest for May 2015
    May is named for the Greek goddess Maia. Maia is associated motherhood, nurturing, and midwifes. Maia is also one of the stars in the Pleiades the seven sisters, one removed. May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars...
  • Lunar South Pole
    What would China get out of a joint lunar program with Russia?
    Russia has made a number of pronouncements about its plans for space exploration, including a vow to land cosmonauts on the lunar surface by 2030. Space observers, noting the fragile state of the Russian economy and the skimpy funding that the...
  • Furture lunar settlement
    'Back to the moon' report disputed by NASA spokesperson
    According to a Sunday story in Space Policy Online, a NASA spokesperson is disputing a report first published in the Houston Chronicle that NASA is “quietly” reassessing President Obama’s abandonment of the moon in favor of...
  • Future astronauts on the moon
    Report: NASA may be headed back to the moon after all
    According to a Friday story by the Houston Chronicle’s Eric Berger, NASA is quietly started to consider plans to return American astronauts to the moon in advance of a Mars landing in the 2030s. While a return to the moon flies in the face...
  • Stargazing events for April 2015
    Stargazing events of interest for April 2015
    April is the fourth month of the year in our calendar and one of four months with a length of 30 days. It is believed the Romans named the month Aprilis, a goddess who was the equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, but this is uncertain. April...
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    Will We Ever Return to the Moon?
    The 19th century American humorist Mark Twain once made an observation that might help explain why the U.S. Space program has seemingly stagnated; why, nearly a half-century after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, we have not only not gone back to the...
  • Possible entrance to lunar lava tube
    Scientists conclude that lunar lava tubes safe for human settlers
    NASA may have abandoned plans to return to the moon for now, thanks to President Obama’s mandate, but other countries and a lot of private groups are interested in setting up shop on the lunar surface. According to a Thursday story on the...
  • Lunar South Pole
    Could Morpheus take RESOLVE to the moon?
    NASASpaceFlight.com published a piece on Saturday about NASA’s Morpheus program, which tested a prototype lunar lander that tested a methane rocket engine and an automatic landing and obstacle avoidance system. The project, which lasted from...
  • China’s moon rover discovers high geological complexity in the Moon
    China’s moon rover discovers high geological complexity in the Moon
    China’s Chang’E-3 (CE-3) spacecraft and its rover, Yutu, have discovered a higher level of geological complexity at least at the spacecraft’s landing site around the northern Mare Imbrium of the Moon than has been seen before.....
  • The significance of the Sun and the Moon in Creation
    The significance of the Sun and the Moon in Creation
    We know from the Bible that the Sun (greater light) and the Moon (lesser light) were created on the fourth day of Creation by God (Genesis 1:16). We also know the purpose of these two great lights were to divide the day from the night, and also to...
  • The wonder of spring is almost here
    The wonder of spring is almost here
    All over the world spring festivals are gearing up or under way. In an article written March 5, Google details the Hindu spring festival of Holi. It is interesting to note that Hindu spring is celebrated according to the lunar calendar while...
  • New study shows iron rain formed Earth’s core
    New study shows iron rain formed Earth’s core
    The Earth’s iron core was formed by iron rain that fell on the liquid mantle when the Earth was first forming. These are the conclusions from studies concerning the true nature of the vaporization of iron using the Sandia National...
  • Stargazing events for March 2015
    Stargazing events of interest for March 2015
    The name March comes from Latin Martius. March was first month of the earliest Roman calendar. Named for Mars, the Roman god of war Martius was also the guardian of agriculture and an ancestor of the Roman people. Martius remained the first month...
  • Future astronauts on the moon
    Cruz NASA space hearings highlight Mars vs. moon controversy
    The Washington Post noted on Tuesday that the recent hearings concerning the future of space exploration and commercial space held by Sen. Ted Cruz’s Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness highlighted a persistent conflict...
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