Volcanoes feed the atmosphere on Jupiter’s moon Io

The atmosphere on Jupiter's moon Io is a witches' brew made from the sulfurous burps of more than 400 volcanoes. Now scientists know how it got that way.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Oct. 27, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: space planets volcanoes jupiter science-and-technology moons

Water on the Moon: research unveils its type and abundance - boosting exploration plans

Two new studies significantly advance our understanding of water on the Moon and where to find it.

Mahesh Anand, Professor of Planetary Science and Exploration, The Open University • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: nasa moon lunar-exploration

Water on the Moon could sustain a lunar base

The "unambiguous detection of water" will boost Nasa's hopes of establishing a lunar base.

bbcnews
Oct. 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: astronomy nasa the-moon

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
Oct. 23, 2020 ~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.

bbcnews
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.

bbcnews
Oct. 13, 2020 ~4 min

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

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