Tag Archives: the moon

Holding on to the Moon

It’s sad that even many of the space enthusiasts these days tend to be a bit too willing to give reasons why we can’t do things. We can’t build a space shuttle v2.0 because we don’t have the engineering knowledge … Continue reading

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Ground up moon rocks are pure poison?

Universe Today has a rather interesting article today, all about how moon dust may be harmful to humans. And it’s an interesting thing to consider. While not every world is as obviously lethal as Venus, any other place where human … Continue reading

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There’s a beautiful Earth out tonight…

Here on Earth, poets and artists have been inspired for centuries by the beauty of a clear moonlit night. Perhaps it won’t be too much longer before they’re similarly inspired by a clear Earthlit night. A lunar night bathed in … Continue reading

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Ouch!

While perhaps a certain XKCD comic last week might have been a touch harsh, it did rather have a point. Actually two. Because it’s true that if, as all of those crackpots moon hoaxers imply, we didn’t actually land on … Continue reading

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Eclipsed

This is perhaps one of the most beautiful eclipse pictures I’ve ever seen. Seriously. It’s just incredible. The detail is breathtaking. The composition is exquisite. It’s been circulating the internet for the past day or so with people saying that … Continue reading

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Unholy Haleakalā!

I managed to miss an absolute gem over the weekend. A comic about the Supermoon — featuring a zombie Phil Plait! For anyone who’s escaped hearing about it so far, the amusingly dubbed “supermoon” is an interesting little astronomical event. … Continue reading

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Cosmic Rays and Chemicals

Did you know that, seen in high energy gamma rays, the Moon is actually brighter than the Sun? Remarkably, the photons that make up this image carried over 20 million electron volts of energy each. That already sounds like a … Continue reading

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Moondust chemistry

Well that’s interesting… A while back, I wrote a post, How to quench your thirst on the Moon, about how to find water for a lunar base, in which I mentioned that no one had really considered obtaining the water … Continue reading

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I’m the Moon!

To celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo moon landings with a bit of silliness… (With a caution for occasional NSFW language!) If you have no idea what that’s all about and you now just think I’m a bit mental, he’s … Continue reading

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How to quench your thirst on the Moon

It seems like NASA’s LRO mission has inspired an awful lot of renewed interest in the Moon, recently. Bloggers, twitterers and forum runners alike have all been posting a lot of Moon-related things lately, and personally, I think it’s brilliant. … Continue reading

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