A 4G network on the Moon is bad news for radio astronomy

Radio telescopes are incredibly sensitive to phone network interference.

Emma Alexander, PhD Candidate in Astrophysics, University of Manchester • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

Tags: nasa moon spacex satellites space-junk 4g nokia radio-astronomy radio-telescope mobile-phone-network

Sunny-day flooding linked to sea level, moon orbit

A pattern among the moon, sun, and sea level could help predict sunny-day flooding, say researchers.

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
Oct. 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: floods sun earth-and-environment moons sea-levels coastal-regions

Artemis Accords: why many countries are refusing to sign Moon exploration agreement

Some nations are concerned the Artemis Accords represent a US power grab.

Christopher Newman, Professor of Space Law and Policy, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
Oct. 19, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: lunar-exploration space-law space-mining moon-base

Life on Earth: why we may have the Moon's now defunct magnetic field to thank for it

The Earth's magnetic field was most likely weaker when life evolved on our planet than it is today.

Jon Mound, Associate Professor of Geophysics, University of Leeds • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: evolution atmosphere moon earth sun magnetism magnetic-fields life-on-earth solar-winds

Europe steps up contributions to Artemis Moon plan

Thales Alenia Space will build Europe's two major contributions to the Lunar Gateway space station.

Oct. 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: nasa human-spaceflight space-exploration european-space-agency airbus-group artemis the-moon

Project Artemis: UK signs up to Nasa's Moon exploration principles

The UK backs the accords that will guide the American-led return to the Moon this decade.

Oct. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: nasa human-spaceflight space-exploration british-space-programme artemis the-moon

Chunks of Venus may have smashed into the moon

Growing evidence suggests Venus was a lot like Earth long ago. Researchers say rocks from Venus that collided with the moon could help clear things up.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
Oct. 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: space meteorites venus science-and-technology moons

Jupiter’s moons may keep each other toasty

Jupiter's moons are pretty hot, at least hotter than they should be, given how far away they are from the sun. A new study explains why that may be.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: planets oceans jupiter science-and-technology moons

The Moon and stars are a compass for nocturnal animals – but light pollution is leading them astray

Towns and cities create an orange glow on the horizon at night. It's so widespread that it even disturbs sea creatures.

Stuart Jenkins, Professor of Marine Ecology, Bangor University • conversation
Aug. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: moon wildlife marine-biology stars milky-way light-pollution artificial-light night-sky coastal-areas

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