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Space Exploration 13 hours ago

China's plans to solve the mysteries of the moon

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, the world watched as Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon. Since then, space agencies around the globe have sent rovers to Mars, probes to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and beyond, yet ...

Space Exploration 19 hours ago

Mapping the moon and worlds beyond

In 1972, it took an astronaut going on a spacewalk to do what Lynn Carter now can do with a few mouse clicks over lunch.

Space Exploration 17 hours ago

India reschedules launch of its moon mission for Monday

India's space agency said it will launch a spacecraft to the south pole of the moon on Monday after an aborted effort this week.

Space Exploration 18 hours ago

Cassini explores ring-like formations around Titan's lakes

Using observations from the international Cassini spacecraft, scientists have explored the ring-like mounds that wrap around some of the pools found at the poles of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The study reveals more about ...

Space Exploration 12 hours ago

How the women of NASA made their mark on the space program

The Civil Rights Act had just passed and the slide rule was giving way to computers when Frances "Poppy" Northcutt arrived at NASA's Houston campus in 1965, eager to join the space race. But her job title stunned her: "computress."

Space Exploration 12 hours ago

NASA's Webb Telescope shines with American ingenuity

To send humans to the Moon 50 years ago, an entire nation rose to the challenge. Surmounting countless hurdles, inventing new technologies while staring into the face of the unknown, NASA successfully pioneered multiple lunar ...

Mathematics 17 hours ago

Mathematics is about wonder, creativity and fun, so let's teach it that way

Alice in Wonderland enthusiasts recently celebrated the story's anniversary with creative events like playing with puzzles and time—and future Alice exhibits are in the works. The original 1865 children's book Alice's Adventures ...

Astronomy 19 hours ago

Breakthrough Listen launches new optical search with Arizona's VERITAS telescope array

Breakthrough Listen—the initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe—announced today a new collaboration between Breakthrough Listen and the VERITAS Collaboration in the search for technosignatures, signs ...

Space Exploration Jul 12, 2019

The moon landing was a giant leap for movies, too

In 1964, Stanley Kubrick, on the recommendation of the science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, bought a telescope.

Space Exploration Jul 12, 2019

India prepares to land rover on moon in global space race

India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world's spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at landing a rover near the unexplored south ...

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