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What’s the Best Way to Build Landing Pads on the Moon? — Universe Today

In the near future, NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), China, and Roscosmos all mount crewed missions to the Moon. This will constitute the first time astronauts have walked on the lunar surface since the Apollo Era. 1,506 more words

What’s the Best Way to Build Landing Pads on the Moon? — Universe Today

Hydrogen Gas Can Seep Through Rock Providing Food to Bacteria. Another Place to Look for Life On Other Worlds. — Universe Today

Spin Google Earth around until you’re looking down at the nation of Oman. Ancient rock in that country is the backdrop for a new study with consequences for our search for life. 1,449 more words

Hydrogen Gas Can Seep Through Rock Providing Food to Bacteria. Another Place to Look for Life On Other Worlds. — Universe Today

They Did It! Rocket Lab Uses Copter to Catch (and Release) a Rocket — Universe Today

Rocket Lab has just joined SpaceX in the club of space companies that can launch an orbital-class rocket booster and bring it back alive. In a sense, the California-based company one-upped SpaceX by having a helicopter snag the first-stage booster of its Electron rocket with a cable and a hook as it floated past on…

They Did It! Rocket Lab Uses Copter to Catch (and Release) a Rocket — Universe Today

Amazing! Ingenuity Helicopter Flies to the Perseverance Backshell and Parachute to See Them Close Up — Universe Today

You may recall we reported earlier this month that the Perseverance rover finally spotted its parachute and backshell off in the distance. This is the hardware that safely brought the rover to Mars surface on February 18, 2021. 685 more words

Amazing! Ingenuity Helicopter Flies to the Perseverance Backshell and Parachute to See Them Close Up — Universe Today

A Partial Solar Eclipse Kicks Off the First Eclipse Season of 2022 — Universe Today

A remote solar eclipse this coming weekend sets us up for the first total lunar eclipse of 2022. The first eclipse season for 2022 is nigh. 633 more words

A Partial Solar Eclipse Kicks Off the First Eclipse Season of 2022 — Universe Today

Shallow Pockets of Water Under the ice on Europa Could Bring Life Close to its Surface — Universe Today

Beneath the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, there’s an ocean up to 100 km (62 mi) deep that has two to three times the volume of every ocean on Earth combined. 1,317 more words

Shallow Pockets of Water Under the ice on Europa Could Bring Life Close to its Surface — Universe Today

Planetary Decadal Survey Says it’s Time for a Mission to Uranus (and Enceladus too!) — Universe Today

Since 2002, the United States National Research Council (NRC) has released a publication that identifies objectives and makes recommendations for science missions for NASA, the… 2,575 more words

Planetary Decadal Survey Says it’s Time for a Mission to Uranus (and Enceladus too!) — Universe Today

Perseverance Begins the Next Phase of its Mission, Studying an Ancient River Bed on Mars — Universe Today

On February 18, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance (Percy) Rover successfully landed in the dried-up lakebed known as Jezero Crater on Mars, beaming back images and video of its descent and landing to millions of space fans living on the planet that built and launched this incredible robotic explorer. 1,067 more words

Perseverance Begins the Next Phase of its Mission, Studying an Ancient River Bed on Mars — Universe Today

Here’s Why Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon Io has “Meandering Ridges” Like Deserts Here on Earth — Universe Today

Within Jupiter’s massive system of satellites, four large moons really stand out. They’re known as the “Galilean Moons” in honor of Galileo Galilee, who made the first recorded observations of them in 1610. 815 more words

Here’s Why Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon Io has “Meandering Ridges” Like Deserts Here on Earth — Universe Today