Scientists at The University of New Mexico (UNM) have found that the Earth and Moon have distinct oxygen compositions and are not identical in oxygen as previously thought according to a new study released in Nature Geoscience.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday called for better relations with the North, so leader Kim Jong-un can visit Seoul, despite Pyongyang's abandonment of its nuclear and missile test moratoriums.
In a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed concern over stalled denuclearization talks on the Korean Peninsula as well as a recent flare-up of tensions between the US and North Korea.
When astronauts orbit the moon or live on its surface in the decade ahead, they will probably be doing so inside inflatable space lodges now in development. Dozens of NASA officials and veteran astronauts are wrapping up a review of five space habitat mockups built by different companies. The mockups offer the US space agency ideas for an ideal Gateway - the planned research outpost in lunar orbit that will house and transfer astronauts to the surface of the moon.
Chinese lunar rover Yutu-2 has rolled over a strange mystery on the far side of the Moon. At the bottom of a small, recent impact crater, the rover found a shiny unknown substance the Chinese space agency described as a "gel with a mysterious luster."
The first American spacecraft expected to land on the Moon in nearly 50 years will be an unmanned robotic lander built by closely held Astrobotic Technology Inc. and launched in two years by United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Vulcan rocket, the companies told Reuters.
On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, Sotheby’s auction dedicated to Space Exploration totaled $5.5 million in New York, surpassing its high estimate by $1 million and with an exceptional 93 percent of all lots sold. The sale featured a wide variety of material from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions, including direct consignments from astronauts, an impressive collection of flown mission artifacts and hardware, the finest single-owner collection of flown Robbins medallions, early contractor’s models, spacesuits, maps, charts and more.