On March 4, 2022, a rocket part that had been in orbit around the Earth for years finally crashed into the moon. The impact created a double crater, which was unexpected and has baffled scientists. The rocket part is believed to have come from China’s Chang’e 5-T1 mission, which launched in 2014. However, there is… Continue reading What Hit the Moon in 2022?
At Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s Space Launch System is rolled out to Launch Pad 39B ahead of the Artemis 1 mission to the moon. NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission is poised to launch a new era of U.S. lunar exploration this month. The mission will carry a lot of science payloads, and you can listen… Continue reading VIEW LIVE: NASA prepares to launch moon mission with Artemis 1 rocket
In this time of year, when the moon is closest to the Earth, the Buck Moon or supermoon is the biggest and brightest full moon. The spectacular supermoon lit up the night sky on Wednesday night for lucky stargazers across the UK. Around this time of year, male deer shed and regrow their antlers, which… Continue reading UK and beyond are illuminated by the Buck Moon display
The moon is the brightest object in our night sky. It seems quite large, but only because it is the closest celestial body. The Moon is a little more than one-fourth the size of the Earth (27%), which is much smaller than the size ratios of other satellites to their planets. How big is the… Continue reading How Big Is the Moon | The Moon’s size compared to Earth
The average distance between Earth and the moon is 384,000 kilometers. The largest planet in our solar system is Jupiter with a diameter of 1,400,000 kilometers, which means that fewer than three of these planets can fit between Earth and the Moon. The truth is that Jupiter is about as big as a planet can… Continue reading How Many Planets Can You Fit Between the Moon and Earth?
The migration of Jupiter may have destabilized the orbit of other celestial bodies in the past. We have already discussed planet formation several times. An interstellar cloud of gas and dust collapses under its own gravity, most of its mass eventually concentrates in the center and forms a star, and the dust grains orbiting it… Continue reading Did Jupiter Influence the Formation of the Moon
How was the Moon created? It is not known with certainty how the moon originated, but there are numerous theories that account for its appearance in orbit. The most widely accepted theory today says that the moon was formed by a collision between the planet Earth and a Mars-sized body. The collision happend approximately 4.6… Continue reading The Origin of the Moon
Without the Moon, No Reliable Seasons Without the moon, we would have no reliable seasons. Because the moon stabilizes the Earth’s axis. If it did not exist, the Earth’s axis would rotate every few million years. With devastating effects on the climate. The researchers did the calculations: Without the moon, the Earth’s axis could tilt… Continue reading What Would Happen If the Moon Was Gone?
Find out when the next lunar eclipse will be and the places in the world from where you can see it. How does a lunar eclipse occur? A lunar eclipse is produced by the passage of a planetary satellite, in this case, the Moon, and the shadow projected by the Earth. When this happens, the… Continue reading When Will the Next Lunar Eclipse Be?
Not that such a thing could ever happen, but what if an astronaut does indeed find himself naked outside the spaceship? – The good news is that he won’t swell up until he explodes, as is commonly thought after watching some science fiction movies. What if you didn’t wear a spacesuit in space? Let’s start… Continue reading How Long Would a Person Survive on the Moon Without a Spacesuit?