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‘Apollo: Missions to the Moon’ documentary includes unheard audio

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing is coming up, and the National Geographic channel is determined to mark the occasion in style. It's premiering its Apollo: Missions to the Moon documentary in July, and this isn't just a rehas...

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Rotating LEDs reveal the moon as art subject and inspiration

The moon has always been there for us, providing illumination and marking time while inspiring mankind in art, science and space exploration. Taipei-based studio Whyixd is presenting a new way of looking at it with an installation called #define Moon...

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Ancient Terra rock found in 1971 on our moon

A sample rock found on the Moon was tested by scientists and reported this week to have originated from another planet. Our planet, more than likely. But how did an Earth rock get to the Moon, and what’s this I’ve heard about our planet and our moon being made of the same stuff?

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China’s Chang’e-4 touches down on the far side of the moon (update: first pics)

Chinese media announced that the nation's Chang'e-4 lunar lander has successfully reached the far side of the moon, making it the first spacecraft to do so. This is China's recent lunar mission, following Jade Rabbit in 2013, but by touching the side...

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Chang’e-4 Lunar probe is on its way to the moon

Last week we talked about the Chinese Chang’e-4 lunar probe that China was set to launch to study the far side of the moon. The probe launched in the early hours of Saturday morning and that lunch went off without a hitch.

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After Math: To infinity… and Taiwan!

Apparently, this was the week to shoot for the Moon, in some ways more literally than others. SpaceX announced on Monday that it'd found its first Guinea Pi- I mean "paying customer" for a slingshot sightseeing trip around the far edge of la luna and...

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Jeff Bezos outlines Blue Origin’s space colony ambitions

It's no secret that Jeff Bezos wants humanity to return to the Moon and otherwise spread its wings beyond Earth. Now, though, he's offering a clearer sense of what that entails -- and it's evident that his ideas stretch well into the long term. In...

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NASA says commercial partnerships are “key” to its lunar ambitions

NASA has revealed an increased focus on commercial partnerships, calling this a key aspect of its goal of returning humans to the moon. According to the space agency, it will be expanding its commercial partnerships as part of a robotic lunar campaign comprising multiple missions. These missions will, among other things, deliver NASA tech and tools to the moon, where … Continue reading

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China wants to land probe on the far side of the moon this year

China has been saying for at least three years now that it plans to land on the far side of the moon, something that’ll go down as a historic achievement if it manages to pull it off successfully.

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‘Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon’ summons 8-bit ‘Castlevania’ charm

Japanese developer Inti Creates has lifted the lid on Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon at this year's BitSummit -- an annual, Kyoto-based celebration of the finest indie games. Curse of the Moon is a classic 8-bit follow-up to Bloodstained: Ritual of...

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