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  • International Observe the Moon Night 2018 Saturday Marks Apollo's 50th Anniversary

    10/20/2018 4:51:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    Space.com ^ | October 19, 2018 03:00pm ET | Elizabeth Howell,
    People taking part in International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) on Saturday (Oct. 20) have an extra thing to celebrate: the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon program this month. And there are many ways for the public to get involved, starting with this map of worldwide events on NASA's website. InOMN has been running since 2010 to help people celebrate the "cultural and personal connections" that Earthlings have with the moon, our nearest large neighbor in space, according to NASA. Coincidentally, this year's event coincides with the anniversary of the launch of the Earth-orbiting Apollo 7, 50 years ago....
  • South Korea wants to brainwash students to whitewash North Korea's bloody history

    09/29/2018 2:47:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sep 28, 2018 | Michael Rubin
    For those whose world is based in moral equivalence, there is no difference between liberal democracy and totalitarian dictatorship. Supposed micro-aggressions or past human rights sins are disqualifying factors to condemn an enemy’s contemporary embrace of slave labor and concentration camps. Welcome to the mindset of South Korea’s supposedly progressive leadership... According to Chosun Ilbo, a conservative paper which is among the largest circulated in South Korea, President Moon is seeking to change the textbooks used in South Korean schools beginning in 2020. Not only will the new books omit that the Republic of Korea (i.e., South Korea) is the...
  • APOD: Lunations (09/12/18)

    09/28/2018 9:56:51 AM PDT · by zeugma · 4 replies
    Astronomy Picture of the Day ^ | 9/12/18 | NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio;
    Our Moon's appearance changes nightly. As the Moon orbits the Earth, the half illuminated by the Sun first becomes increasingly visible, then decreasingly visible. The featured video animates images taken by NASA's Moon-orbiting Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to show all 12 lunations that appear this year, 2018. A single lunation describes one full cycle of our Moon, including all of its phases. A full lunation takes about 29.5 days, just under a month (moon-th). As each lunation progresses, sunlight reflects from the Moon at different angles, and so illuminates different features differently. During all of this, of course, the Moon always...
  • Japan firm signs with SpaceX for lunar missions

    09/26/2018 7:03:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    phys.org ^ | 09/26/2018
    Private lunar exploration company ispace said it would blast a lander and rovers towards the moon on a SpaceX rocket on two separate missions. The spaceware will first orbit the moon in mid-2020, followed by a moon landing attempt set for mid-2021. It comes a week after SpaceX confirmed Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first man to fly around the moon on a SpaceX rocket as early as 2023. "We share the vision with SpaceX of enabling humans to live in space, so we're very glad they will join us in this first step of our journey," ispace...
  • Here Comes Fall: Harvest Moon 2018 Rises Tonight!

    09/24/2018 8:13:09 AM PDT · by ETL · 15 replies
    Space.com ^ | Sept 24, 2018 | Joe Rao, Space.com Skywatching Columnist
    With unseasonably warm summer temperatures persisting over much of the world this year, it seems hard to believe that this is the week of the Harvest Moon, the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox. Saturday, Sept. 22, was the first official day of autumn in much of the Northern Hemisphere, even though it will still officially be summer through the daylight hours. The moment of the equinox — the official end of summer and beginning of autumn — will not arrive until 9:54 p.m. EDT. East of the prime meridian, where the equinox occurs after midnight, the first day...
  • Kim Wants New Summit With Trump, Moon Says After Visiting North Korea

    09/20/2018 9:27:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | September 20, 2018 | Bill Chappell
    North Korea's Chairman Kim Jong Un wants to meet with President Trump again, says South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has just returned from Pyongyang. Moon also spoke directly to the North Korean public, describing a peaceful future to an audience of some 150,000 people. "We had lived together for five thousand years but apart for just 70 years," Moon said in his speech on Thursday, in which he repeatedly addressed the crowd as "Citizens of Pyongyang, fellow Koreans." Moon continued, "Here, at this place today, I propose we move forward toward the big picture of peace in which the...
  • 1st SpaceX passenger: 'I choose to go to the moon!'

    09/17/2018 8:07:34 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 09/17/18 | SOO YOUN
    SpaceX announced on Monday night that its first moonshot passenger will be Yusaku Maezawa, a billionaire estimated by Forbes to be the 18th richest person in Japan. He'll be the first private passenger to visit the moon in the company's much hyped Big Falcon Rocket -- if the launch happens. "I choose to go to the moon!" said the 42-year-old Maezawa, who founded Japan's largest online fashion mall and is worth almost $3 billion. The announcement was made at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. The launch is scheduled to happen in 2023. It's not the first time the...
  • Kim, Moon Start Possibly Most Challenging Korean Summit Yet

    09/17/2018 9:31:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | September 16, 2018 | Eric Talmadge and Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for his third and possibly most challenging summit yet with leader Kim Jong Un in which he hopes to break an impasse in talks with the United States over the North's denuclearization and breathe energy into his own efforts to expand and improve relations between the Koreas. In what are by now familiar images of the two Korean leaders hugging and exchanging warm smiles, Kim greeted Moon at Pyongyang's airport. They walked together past cheering crowds and a military honor guard, and then drove...
  • Israeli moon lander to ride SpaceX rocket in Spaceflight’s first move beyond low Earth orbit

    09/11/2018 2:39:08 PM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 26 replies
    Geek Wire ^ | 09/11/2018 | Alan Boyle
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  • Puzzling Swirls on the Moon May Come from Ancient, Magnetized Lava

    09/08/2018 5:08:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Space.com ^ | September 7, 2018 05:08pm ET | Chelsea Gohd,
    Light and dark markings swirl over the moon, looking like cream swirled into coffee or clouds against a slate gray sky. These lunar swirls may result from ancient, magnetic lava just below the moon's surface, according to one new study. A joint study between researchers at Rutgers University and the University of California, Berkeley, pointed to the moon's internally generated magnetic field and past volcanic activity to explain the lunar swirls. Researchers have known for some time that lunar swirls share space with localized magnetic fields and that when those fields deflect particles from solar wind, parts of the moon's...
  • Why Lockheed Martin is designing a tiny home to orbit the Moon

    09/07/2018 4:18:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | Sep 7, 2018, 9:00am EDT | Loren Grush
    NASA wants to build another space station, but this one won’t live in a close orbit around Earth. Within the last year, NASA has begun planning for a much smaller astronaut outpost in orbit around the Moon, a new destination dubbed the Gateway. The idea is for this space station, which will be a fraction of the size of the International Space Station, to serve as a place for astronauts to live and train for excursions to and from the lunar surface. A crucial piece of hardware needed for this Gateway will, of course, be habitats — spaces for a...
  • Did First Man Director Remove Neil Armstrong’s U.S. Flag Scene To Downplay American Greatness?

    09/04/2018 1:51:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2018 | Phelim McAleer
    Editor's Note: This column was co-written by Ann McElhinneySo where will you be on the evening of October 12th? Here are your cinematic choices, First Man or Gosnell: The Trial Of America's Biggest Serial Killer. Both open on the same day. We would like to propose you come to the Gosnell movie (and not just because we produced it). Both movies are based on true stories but only one has chosen to exclude details that donÂ’t fit the politics of the director and cast - who seemed to be embarrassed by American heroes and their achievements. First Man tells the...
  • CHRISTMAS EVE IN SPACE AND COMMUNION ON THE MOON(Flashback!)

    09/03/2018 2:14:02 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/24/2016
    It happened on Christmas Eve, 48 years ago. Three men took turns reading from the first 10 verses of the Book of Genesis. They were nearly 250,000 miles away from Bethlehem, but since it was the night before Christmas, and there was no chimney from which to hang their stockings, the three astronauts inside the Apollo 8 capsule orbiting the moon thought it would be appropriate. So as Jim Lovell,Frank Borman and Bill Anders looked at the faraway Earth through the small window of the spacecraft, they read the verses: “In the beginning, God made the heavens and the Earth.”...
  • When Neil Armstrong Walked on Jerusalem

    09/06/2018 11:43:29 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Aug 27, 2012 | Adam Chandler
    When American astronaut Neil Armstrong, a devout Christian, visited Israel after his trip to the moon, he was taken on a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem by Israeli archaeologist Meir Ben-Dov. When they got to the Hulda Gate, which is at the top of the stairs leading to the Temple Mount, Armstrong asked Ben-Dov whether Jesus had stepped anywhere around there. “I told him, ‘Look, Jesus was a Jew,'” recalled Ben-Dov. “These are the steps that lead to the Temple, so he must have walked here many times.” Armstrong then asked if these were the original steps, and...
  • The US Geological Survey Is Getting Serious About Space Resources and Mining

    09/06/2018 9:36:42 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies
    Space.com ^ | Sept 4, 2018 | Leonard David, Space.com's Space Insider Columnist
    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is starting to earnestly evaluate space resources for future mining.  Since its establishment in the 1870s, the USGS has focused pretty much solely on Earth. But now it's also investigating what benefits may or may not exist in tapping extraterrestrial water, minerals and metals. The agency seeks to portray accurately how humanity could exploit off-Earth assets — a no-nonsense approach that contrasts with the pie-in-the-sky estimates of trillions of dollars of profit proffered by some less scientifically minded space-mining advocates.Proven expertise This past June, several USGS experts took part in a Space Resources Roundtable held at...
  • ♪If You Believe We Put a Man on the Moon♪…Don’t Go See "First Man"

    09/06/2018 3:14:50 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 21 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 9/1/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    When it comes to the American flag on the moon, Hollywood takes a knee. With its soon-to-be released film, First Man, it seems Universal Pictures doesn’t want the world to remember that it was Americans who first landed on the moon. On the contrary, Hollywood again reminds us why Trump was elected and why liberals should never be in any position of power. Remember such come this November. The absurdity of a film about the first manned mission to the moon—an exclusively American accomplishment—that doesn’t show the moment when Neil Armstrong planted the U.S. flag on the moon makes me...
  • The Solar System: Old Or Young?

    09/05/2018 1:06:59 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 27 replies
    09/05/2018 | Patriot777
    Many scientists firmly believe that our universe and Solar System are billions of years old. However, massive data recorded by 50 years' worth of unmanned probes traversing space shows without a doubt that the planets with their moons and comets are actually very young. Our sun powers through its nuclear fuel, and as such it slowly changes constitution. Famed solar astronomer John A. Eddy was quoted, and others in his field believe billions of years ago the sun was dimmer and thus the Earth became a frozen ball. But Mr. Eddy has also recognized that all our information about the...
  • Moon Holds Phone Talks with Trump Ahead of Envoys' Visit (50 minute phone call)

    09/04/2018 8:55:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KBS World Radio ^ | September 5, 2018
    President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump over the phone, a day ahead of his special envoy’s visit to Pyongyang. Presidential Spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said that during the 50-minute conversation, the two leaders discussed ways to boost cooperation on North Korea's denuclearization and meeting at the UN General Assembly to discuss strategy and cooperation for Korean Peninsula-related issues. Moon explained that he was sending a delegation led by his special envoy to discuss ways to establish permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula. Moon told Trump that now is a pivotal time for establishing peace and stressed...
  • HEY HOLLYWOOD, THE FIRST MAN WAS AN AMERICAN

    09/02/2018 6:56:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/18 | Jeff Crouere
    It a complete disgrace that an American movie refuses to recognize such an American triumph, but, instead, has sacrificed it on the altar of political correctness and globalism On October 12, a new movie, First Man, will debut in theaters across the United States. Already it is highly anticipated, and some critics believe it will be a contender for a variety of Oscar nominations. It received very positive reviews from attendees at the Venice Film Festival. Unfortunately, the much-ballyhooed movie is not historically accurate.
  • Neil Armstrong Movie Starring Canadian Ryan Gosling Doesn’t Feature American Flag

    08/31/2018 11:53:47 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/30/18 | Justin Caruso
    A new movie starring Canadian actor Ryan Gosling tells of the story of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon–but omits the American flag. The Telegraph reports that the flag is not shown in the new movie First Man, with star Ryan Gosling saying that the American moon landing “transcended countries and borders,” and that instead of being an American achievement, it was a “human achievement.” The Canadian actor also acknowledged his own “cognitive bias” due to his nationality.