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NASA Goddard: The Moon May Have Frost

A recent discovery of unusually bright areas near the Moon’s south pole suggests that there could be plenty of water on the surface of the moon. Scientists using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, have identified bright areas in craters near the moon’s south pole that are cold enough to have frost present …

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NASA: Supermoon over Baikonur

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the moon, or supermoon, rises above the launch pad at Launch Complex 1 Nov. 14, where the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft stands poised to liftoff following its transport to the pad for final pre-launch preparations. A supermoon occurs when the moon’s orbit is closest, or at perigee, to Earth. The …

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NASA: Showstopper Nov. 14 Supermoon Is the Closest Moon to Earth Since 1948

A so called ‘supermoon’ is the coincidence of a full moon with the closest approach the Moon gets to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in its largest size as seen from Earth. On monday November 14, the full moon makes its closest pass to Earth in its orbit and will appear up to …

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Harvard University: Sarah Stewart, “The Violent Origin of the Earth and Moon”

The physical properties of our planet are intricately tied to the sequence of giant impact events that led to the formation of the Moon. The canonical giant impact model for lunar origin has been called into question by recent geochemical measurements of lunar rocks. Professor Stuart presents a new model for the origin of the …

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ESA: Moon Village

Almost 50 years since man first walked on the lunar surface, the head of the European Space Agency explains his vision for living and working on the Moon. Johann-Dietrich Woerner believes the next giant leap for humankind could be an international collaboration of space faring nations in the form of a Moon village. This village …

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Google Lunar XPRIZE: Moon Shot | Episode 1-9

“Moon Shot” is a new nine-part documetary Web series about the Google Lunar X Prize (GLXP) from executive producer J.J. Abrams and Oscar-nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel This character-driven, emotional, awe-inspiring series of 9 short films will follow a selection of the teams currently racing to complete their missions. It will explore the lives of …

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NASA : What’s New in Aerospace | Our Changing Moon

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) is the focus of this episode of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s “What’s New in Aerospace?” series. This program featured NASA’s Director of the Planetary Science, Jim Green and Tom Watters, a senior scientist with the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. The pair discussed new evidence …

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ESA Euronews: Building a Moon base

Jan Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency, has a bold new vision for space exploration. “My intention is to build up a permanent base station on the Moon,” he tells Euronews from the agency’s main control room in Darmstadt. “Meaning that it’s an open station, for different member states, for different states around …

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ESA: SpaceShip EAC heading for the Moon

ESA’s European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, trains and prepares astronauts for their missions into space. This video details how EAC is preparing astronauts and technology for missions to the Moon as part of their SpaceShip EAC programme.  

NASA: Moon Phases 2016, Southern Hemisphere – 4K

This 4K visualization shows the Moon’s phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2016, as viewed from the southern hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour. In addition, this visualization shows the Moon’s orbit position, sub-Earth and subsolar points, distance from the Earth at true scale, and labels of craters near the terminator.  

Audi: Audi Mission to the Moon – Mission Statement

Audi plans to participate in the Google Lunar XPrize contest in which participants are to send spacecrafts to the moon to explore at least 500 meters of the lunar surface while also sending high resolution images and videos back to Earth. Audi now reveals its Lunar Quattro, check it out above or below! The moon …

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NASA: A View From The Other Side

A number of people who’ve seen NASA’s annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can’t be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data.  

ESA: Destination the Moon | The past, present and future of Moon exploration

This 8-minute film gives an overview of the past, present, and future of Moon exploration, from the Lunar cataclysm to ESA’s vision of what Lunar exploration could be. Why is the Moon important for science? What resources does the Moon have? Is there water? Why should we go back and how will we do it? …

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Lunar Mission One: What is Lunar Mission One?

A British-led venture called Lunar Mission One has begun a crowdfunding effort to send a robotic lander to the moon with a monster drill. It has been in the planning for seven years. Using innovative drilling technology to deliver extraordinary new insights into the origins of the Moon and the Earth. The mission has the …

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NASA: Understanding Lunar Eclipses

It’s not often that we get a chance to see our planet’s shadow, but a lunar eclipse gives us a fleeting glimpse. During these rare events, the full Moon rapidly darkens and then glows red as it enters the Earth’s shadow. Though a lunar eclipse can be seen only at night, it’s worth staying up …

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SpaceRip: Cosmic Journeys : Birth of the Moon

Uploaded on Feb 11, 2012 Scientists have been reconstructing the history of the moon by scouring its surface, mapping its mountains and craters, and probing its interior. What are they learning about our own planet’s beginnings?  

Moon Saturn Occultation – 22 Feb 2014

Saturn is slowly disappear behind the moon in this remarkable phootage by amateur astronomer Colin Legg. Captured from Perth, Western Australia, just on dawn. Equipment: Celestron C8, f/10, prime focus. Canon 5D2, running Magic Lantern RAW video firmware in 3x crop mode @ 1880 x 1056 resolution. 1/60 sec exposure, ISO 200, 10 fps.  

Vsauce: Who Owns The Moon?

Good question and answer by Vsauce. A hint spells “The Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies”.

Apollo 16 LRV on the Moon – HD Video Stabilized

When the lunar rover drove around on the moon, image stabilization wasnt that good, but that doesnt imply it cannot be corrected aftterwards. This stabilized video of the Apollo 16’s LRV rolling about the surface of the moon was done using Deshaker v2.5 filter for VirtualDub 1.9.9, according to the user “britoca”. The original can …

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Earth and Moon Seen by Passing Juno Spacecraft

When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct. 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 7.3 kilometer per second), which set it on course for a July 4, 2016, rendezvous with Jupiter. One of Juno’s sensors, a special kind of camera optimized to track faint stars, also …

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