Earth-like planets with moons? Not so rare.

A team of researchers explored the possibility of giant impacts on Earth-like planets resulting in a Moon-like satellite: according to their simulations, the phenomenon may be much more common than previously thought.
In the most popular scenario, our Moon formed after Earth and another planet collided: over time, the debris produced …

The beautiful far side of the Moon

Remember this insanely detailed picture of the near side of the Moon? What about the far side, what does it look like? Here you go: the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) produced the most accurate map of the far side of the Moon.

The Moon as you’ve never seen it before

Einstein said: “I like to think that the Moon is there, even if I am not looking at it”. Everyone has already stared at the Moon for at least a few seconds, especially when it’s full, and seen some of the lunar maria, those dark, basaltic plains formed by ancient …

Five astronomical events you don’t want to miss

Even though dark places like Sark are becoming more and more rare, when fewer and fewer people seem to take some time to look up at the stars, human beings have always been fascinated by the sky, using it to navigate, measure time or just enjoy the view.
And when it …

Moon [Movie]

Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) has been working on the Moon for almost three years now, sending back to Earth parcels of Helium-3, the solution to our power problems. Alone. His only companion up there is a computer named GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey). A few more weeks and his mission …

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