What do quakes on Mars feel like?

Data from NASA's Insight mission let researchers experience what a "marsquake" might feel like, and compare to quakes on Earth and the moon.

ETH Zurich | July 30, 2019 | futurity
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Lunar samples from Apollo 11 still influence research

Lunar samples from the Apollo missions are still valuable to researchers studying the origins of the moon.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester | July 20, 2019 | futurity
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How moon maps made the lunar landing possible

Before humans could walk on the moon's face, researchers had to image and map its surface. This video explains the clever way they got it done.

U. Arizona | July 19, 2019 | futurity
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Team investigates lava tubes as potential moon shelter

A new model helps "assess whether similar lava tubes on the moon or Mars would be capable of hosting a permanent human habitat."

Kayla Wiles-Purdue | July 17, 2019 | futurity
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How the moon landing still shapes our lives

For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, experts share how the event changed not just science, but also our food, medicine, news, and more.

James Devitt-NYU | July 16, 2019 | futurity
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Why planting a flag on the moon was so hard

Putting a flag on the moon may seem simple, "but once you really start thinking about it, you realize is very complex," says a flag expert.

Andrea Estrada-UCSB | July 16, 2019 | futurity
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Meteors explain differences between Earth and moon elements

After the formation of the moon, meteorites deposited elements like gold on Earth and the moon, but not in the same amounts. New research explains why.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | July 15, 2019 | futurity
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Planet’s dusty disk mirrors origins of Jupiter’s moons

A 'circumplanetary disk' of gas and dust that's a lot like the one scientists think made Jupiter's moons surrounds the distant planet PDS 70 c.

Jade Boyd-Rice | July 14, 2019 | futurity
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Gas on Saturn’s moon could be ‘free lunch’ for alien life

The oceans on Saturn's moon Enceladus may have the chemical fuel necessary for life. If there's any around, that is.

Peter Kelley-U. Washington | June 24, 2019 | futurity
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Search for Titan’s methane source reveals icy surprise

While searching for the origins of methane on Saturn's largest moon, scientists discovered an unexpected ice corridor.

U. Arizona | April 30, 2019 | futurity
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