SpaceX Rocket Likely to Crash into Moon in March. Here's What NASA Plans to Do Next

SpaceX Rocket Likely to Crash into Moon in March. Here’s What NASA Plans to Do Next

NASA said Thursday it aims to survey the crater formed when the remains of a SpaceX rocket are expected to crash into the Moon in early March, calling the event “an exciting research opportunity.” The rocket was deployed in 2015 to put a NASA satellite into orbit and its second stage, or booster, has been […]

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China Has Built an ‘Artificial Moon’ That Can Make Gravity 'Disappear'

China Has Built an ‘Artificial Moon’ That Can Make Gravity ‘Disappear’

China has created an artificial low-gravity research facility. The gravity of this place can be controlled using powerful magnets by scientists to such low levels that it could successfully simulate the moon’s gravity, as per South China Morning Post. The research facility can control the gravity inside a vacuum chamber that is 60 centimetres in […]

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Moon Rocks Collected by Apollo 17 Could Reshape Our Understanding of Lunar Evolution

Moon Rocks Collected by Apollo 17 Could Reshape Our Understanding of Lunar Evolution

The research team proposed that a process called reactive infiltration may have formed the rock where an interaction between a melt and the rock changes its physical and chemical makeup. (Credits: Shutterstock) The rock sample troctolite 76535 was collected from the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, and its pristine […]

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