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  • Stephen Curry is pretty sure the moon landing was faked, just in case you cared

    12/10/2018 6:35:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 218 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | December 10, 2018 | Ben Rohrbach
    I think what we’re learning here is that NBA players are huge fans of conspiracy theories. Nearly two years after Kyrie Irving said the Earth is flat on a podcast with then-Cleveland Cavaliers teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, fellow All-Star point guard Stephen Curry informed us that man never landed on the moon during an appearance with Golden State Warriors teammate Andre Iguodala on a new podcast featuring Atlanta Hawks players Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore. Curry even tipped his cap to Irving, suggesting, “They’re gonna come get us,” an ode to the social media firestorm that followed Irving’s...
  • China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

    12/07/2018 7:19:37 PM PST · by vannrox · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 8DEC18 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    <p>BEIJING (AP) — China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the U.S.</p> <p>A Long March 3B rocket carrying a lunar probe blasted off at 2:23 a.m. from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province in southwestern China, the official Xinhua News Agency said.</p>
  • Robert Mueller III’s Badly Miscast Star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    12/02/2018 6:23:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/18 | Judi McLeod
    Ocasio-Cortez’s wild-eyed claims comparing her victory’s significance to the moon landing and wiring America for electricity saying 'we've done what we thought was impossible’ are too absurd for words The swearing-in ceremonies of the One Hundred Sixteenth United States Congress will be the biggest show on earth, making way for the first time since the DNC Barack hoopla of 2008, the January 3, 2019 Birth of a Star. The politicians and their Hollywood instructors are all in rehearsal right now; will continue rehearsing through the upcoming holiday period, and the birth of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the House Floor will be...
  • Next US moon landing will be by private companies, not NASA

    11/29/2018 5:39:09 PM PST · by amorphous · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 11/29/2018 | MARCIA DUNN
    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday that nine U.S. companies will compete to deliver experiments to the lunar surface. The space agency will buy the service and let private industry work out the details on getting there, he said. The goal is to get small science and technology experiments to the surface of the moon as soon as possible. The first flight could be next year; 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing.
  • One of the newest craters on the Moon

    03/30/2010 8:46:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 912+ views
    discovermagazine.com ^ | March 29, 2010 | Phil Plait
    On April 14th, 1970, a new crater was carved into the surface of the Moon: How do we know it’s new? Because we made it. That’s the impact scar of the third stage of the Saturn V rocket (technically designated S-IVB) that carried Apollo 13 to — but sadly, not on — the Moon. Earlier missions had placed seismic instruments on the lunar surface to measure if the Moon had any activity. They found it did, and in fact several moonquakes were big enough that had you been standing there, you would have felt them quite strongly (and probably been...
  • 40-year mystery about rising temps on moon solved — and it was probably the Apollo astronauts' fault

    11/25/2018 10:55:45 AM PST · by neverevergiveup · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 12, 2018 | Hilary Brueck
    An explorer's adage says to "take only photos, leave only footprints." But it seems the footprints of NASA's Apollo astronauts had unintended consequences for the surface of the moon after they landed there nearly 50 years ago. Newly discovered temperature data from the 1970s moon landings, released in the Journal of Geophysical Research in April, reveals that NASA astronauts probably warmed up the moon's surface temperature by as much as 6 degrees Fahrenheit by walking around and poking into the lunar surface. The data comes from so-called heat-flow experiments that were installed on the moon in 1971 and 1972 during...
  • A Full Beaver Moon Is Coming Thanksgiving Night — So Don't Fall Asleep Right After Dinne

    11/21/2018 6:03:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    Travel and Liesure ^ | November 21, 2018 | Jamie Carter
    The exact moment of full moon is 12:39 a.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 23 and 9:39 p.m. PST on Thursday, Nov. 22. At that moment, the moon will be 100% illuminated by the sun, something that isn't always visible from the U.S. However, looking at the Beaver Moon at the precise time is not always easy. If the night sky is clear, it will be just too bright to look at. How to observe the Beaver Moon At dusk on Nov. 22, position yourself somewhere with a good view of the eastern horizon and, if it's clear, you will see...
  • NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonship

    11/16/2018 3:11:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2018 | Marcia Dunn
    NASA has accepted delivery of a key European part needed to power the world’s next-generation moonship. U.S. and European leaders gathered at Kennedy Space Center on Friday to mark the occasion. The newly arrived powerhouse, or service module, will propel NASA’s Orion capsule to the moon during a test flight without passengers planned for 2020. A mega rocket under development by NASA, known as SLS for Space Launch System, will launch the combo. […] Orion and the attached service module are meant to fly near the moon, but not land. Future missions will carry astronauts, with the goal of building...
  • NASA Is Preparing A 17 Year Old Girl To Become The First Human On Mars

    09/01/2018 2:38:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 120 replies
    Galaxy Monitor ^ | 7/10/18 | Lauren Webber
    Mars, NASA NASA Is Preparing A 17 Year Old Girl To Become The First Human On Mars Lauren WebberJuly 10, 2018, 10:15 amJuly 10, 2018 The 17-year-old is training to be on the first NASA trip to the red planet, where she’ll spend two to three years. (Photo: NASA Blueberry) Alyssa Carson fell in love with space when she was only 3 years old and now is making it her life’s work to be the first human to land on Mars.The 17-year-old is training to be on the first NASA trip to the Red Planet, where she says she’ll...
  • Sex robots ‘will colonize Mars’ says love-bot tester

    10/17/2018 8:10:25 AM PDT · by ETL · 56 replies
    The Sun ^ | Oct 10, 2018 | Sean Keach, Digital Technology and Science Editor
    SEX-BOTS will help humans colonise Mars, according to a love-doll enthusiast who helps "test drive" randy robots.YouTuber, love-doll collector and sex-bot consultant Brick Dollbanger told The Sun that we'll soon by relying on droids for space travel – and said we'll eventually become bots ourselves. A divorced property developer in his 60s, Brick (not his real name) has been buying sex dolls for over a decade, and regularly advises California sex robot firm Realbotix on their upcoming Harmony love droid.And he's convinced they're going to help advance the human race: "I think we have to remember [sex robots] are here to help us...
  • NASA Chief Sees Bold Future on Mars and the Moon

    11/12/2018 11:28:24 AM PST · by ETL · 33 replies
    Space.com ^ | Nov 11, 2018 | Chelsea Gohd, Space.com Staff Writer
    WASHINGTON — The moon may be the next space destination for American astronauts, but the frontier of Mars still beckons, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine says. Monday evening (Nov. 8), a crowd of reporters, scientists, politicians and space enthusiasts gathered here at National Geographic headquarters to celebrate and discuss Season 2 of the National Geographic series "Mars" and the Project Mars competition's film and poster winners. Bridenstine addressed the crowd, saying he was excited about the return of "Mars," the competition, and the steps the U.S. is taking to get back to the moon and then the Red Planet.  "We're going...
  • Box Office: Flag-Free ‘First Man’ Flopped All over the World

    11/04/2018 1:36:33 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/3/18 | John Nolte
    First Man has officially flopped, and not just here at home, but all over the world. After three full weeks in distribution, the critical darling will barely creep over $40 million domestic and, according to Deadline, has already fallen out of the top ten. As of Thursday, and after 20 full days in release, First Man had grossed only $39 million domestic. Outside North America, the story about Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is doing even worse, with just $37 million. With a $60 million production budget and somewhere between $30 and $50 million spent...
  • S. Korea's Moon: N. Korean leader Kim to visit Seoul 'soon'

    11/01/2018 10:46:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WSAW-TV ^ | November 1, 2018 | Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul as part of a series of high-profile diplomatic efforts aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons. Moon said in a speech to parliament that a second North Korea-U.S. summit is also "near at hand" and that Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit North Korea soon. Moon also said he expects Kim to visit Russia soon and that Kim may meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Moon has previously said that Kim told him he would visit Seoul...
  • Quake split a tectonic plate in two, and geologists are shaken

    10/29/2018 3:08:28 PM PDT · by ETL · 21 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Oct 24, 2018 | Robin George Andrews
    An intense temblor in Mexico was just the latest example of an enigmatic type of earthquake with highly destructive potential On September 7, 2017, a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck southern Mexico, killing dozens and injuring hundreds. While earthquakes are common enough in the region, this powerful event wasn’t any run-of-the-mill tremor. That’s because part of the roughly 37-mile-thick tectonic plate responsible for the quake completely split apart, as revealed by a new study in Nature Geoscience. This event took place in a matter of tens of seconds, and it coincided with a gargantuan release of energy. “If you think of...
  • Pence leaves open the possibility of nuclear weapons in space: ‘Peace comes through strength’

    10/24/2018 1:11:48 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 23, 2018 | Robert Costa
    Vice President Pence on Tuesday declined to rule out the idea of deploying nuclear weapons in space, saying that the current ban on their use is “in the interest of every nation” but that the issue should be decided on “the principle that peace comes through strength.” The new positioning comes as the Trump administration moves to potentially exit a major nuclear weapons pact with Russia and possibly bolster U.S. military operations in the heavens by forming a “Space Force.” Pence argued that the Space Force is critical for U.S. national security as China and Russia expand their presence in...
  • 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...