Memory-Making Moon

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You accept responsibility for the way things unfold in your life. Even when you didn't cause events, you look at how you might have influenced or allowed them to happen. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). "All's fair in love" they say, but how could it possibly be?...
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Palmetto Moon hosts grand opening event for Huntsville store

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The southern lifestyle store, Palmetto Moon is hosting a grand opening for their Huntsville store located at the Valley Bend shopping center. The event is being held on September 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and September 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Palmetto Moon...

The Surprising Reason The Moon Has Fewer Craters Than It Probably Should

You only have to take a look at the Moon to see that it's had something of a rough time during its roughly 4.5-billion-year history, but a new study suggests that it's survived more early asteroid hits than its surface actually shows today. The new research proposes that some of the oldest impacts on the Moon left near-invisible imprints because they were striking a softer surface: The global ocean of magma that covered the Moon in its youth before it cooled and solidified. These relatively soft landings, leaving next to no permanent trace of ever having happened, could explain why the Moon...

A busy day in orbit for SpaceX's all-civilian Inspiration4 crew

The all-civilian Inspiration4 crew chatted with Tom Cruise from space, mission officials said Friday, sharing their experiences on the first privately-funded trip to orbit while enjoying "an incredible" first full day in weightlessness. They also got a chance to take in spectacular views of Earth from their Crew Dragon capsule's...

To the moon at Sugarloaf State Park

It’s a bit of a walk to get there, but the views from atop Bald Mountain, as the sun sets and the moon rises over the Sonoma Valley, are spectacular. Monday, September 20, 5-9:15 pm. Bring a flashlight and a sense of wonder as you explore Sugarloaf Ridge State Park...

The Moon May Affect Men's Sleep More Than Women's, According To New Research

Whether the moon phases actually affect our quality of sleep has long been a topic of debate, so researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden wanted to do a little more digging. In a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, they found that men's sleep may actually be more affected by cosmic happenings than women's.

How to make mooncakes – ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival, a lesson from Hong Kong dim sum chef Tse Sun-fuk

With the coronavirus pandemic under control in Hong Kong, families will be able to gather and celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival this year - and enjoy eating mooncakes. Usually square, traditional mooncakes are dense - filled with sweet lotus seed paste and whole salted egg yolks. They are sliced up for sharing while admiring the moon at its fullest on the evening of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The 54th annual Feast of the Hunters' Moon back in person

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—The 54th annual Feast of the Hunters' Moon is ready and back in person for its 2021 celebration. The event is held at Fort Ouiatenon historic park in West Lafayette. The festival will take place October 9th and 10th. There will be well over 20 food booths...

NASA Selects Five U.S. Companies – Including SpaceX and Blue Origin – for Artemis Lunar Lander Concepts

NASA has selected five U.S. companies to help the agency enable a steady pace of crewed trips to the lunar surface under the agency’s Artemis program. These companies will make advancements toward sustainable human landing system concepts, conduct risk-reduction activities, and provide feedback on NASA’s requirements to cultivate industry capabilities for crewed lunar landing missions.
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Astronauts Have Used Bacteria to Extract Useful Metals out of Rocks

History has viewed mining as a job that requires a lot of heavy machinery and physical labor. Pulling valuable material out of the ground has been necessary for human progress for thousands of years. That progress has led to an alternative method of getting those resources out of the Earth or other celestial bodies. The new technique relies on a symbiotic life partner that has co-habited with us for millennia – bacteria. A recent experiment conducted by ESA’s Biorock investigation team shows that this process – known as “biomining” – might be the most effective way to collect some materials in space.
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Astronaut Blood and Urine Could Help Build Structures on the Moon

Thinking outside the box has always been a strong suit of space exploration. Whether taking a picture of the Earth in a sunbeam or attempting to land a rocket on a floating ship, trying new things has been a continual theme for those interested in learning more about the universe. Now, a team from the University of Manchester has come up with an outside-the-box solution that could help solve the problem of building infrastructure in space – use astronauts themselves as bioreactors to create the building blocks of early colonies.