Moon

Russia and China joining forces to build first Moon base
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Russia and China joining forces to build first Moon base

Lunar pact represents ‘all kinds of security threats’ to UK and US, expert warns
11 Mar 2021
China ‘trying to take control of the Moon’
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China ‘trying to take control of the Moon’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Feb 2021
Reach for the Moon: Nokia and Nasa to build 4G lunar network
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Reach for the Moon: Nokia and Nasa to build 4G lunar network

Deal is part of the US space agency’s plan to establish human settlements on the lunar surface
20 Oct 2020
Russia accuses US of Moon ‘invasion’
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Russia accuses US of Moon ‘invasion’

Moscow strikes back after being excluded from Washington’s lunar mining pact plan
11 May 2020
The most beautiful places for stargazing
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The most beautiful places for stargazing

Explore the night sky from some of the starriest locations in the world
19 Jul 2019
Nasa’s Artemis Moon mission: everything we know so far
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Nasa’s Artemis Moon mission: everything we know so far

US space agency aiming to launch 37 rockets to the Moon within next decade
21 May 2019
Jeff Bezos wants to take crews to Moon by 2024
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Jeff Bezos wants to take crews to Moon by 2024

Amazon CEO has often spoken of desire to colonise outer space
10 May 2019

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First private spacecraft to attempt Moon landing crashes
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First private spacecraft to attempt Moon landing crashes

Israeli Beresheet mission would have been first non-state spacecraft to make lunar landing
12 Apr 2019
Can humans live on the Moon?
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Can humans live on the Moon?

Nasa finds ‘moving water’ on the lunar surface
11 Mar 2019
How to see the super snow moon tonight
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How to see the super snow moon tonight

Biggest and brighter supermoon of 2019 set to light up the sky
19 Feb 2019
How life on Earth began
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How life on Earth began

New discovery sheds light on beginnings of our planet - and could help in search for aliens
24 Jan 2019
Super wolf blood moon - in pictures
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Super wolf blood moon - in pictures

Rare combination of three major lunar phenomena was visible in Europe early on Monday
21 Jan 2019
Will China lead the space race?
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Will China lead the space race?

Landing of Chang’e-4 probe on far side of the Moon prompts ‘trepidation’ from US and Russia
3 Jan 2019
Chinese spacecraft descends upon the ‘dark side of the Moon’
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Chinese spacecraft descends upon the ‘dark side of the Moon’

A lunar rover will scan the atmosphere in bid to find out more about the Universe’s early years
2 Jan 2019
Nasa discovers first signs of ice on moon’s surface
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Nasa discovers first signs of ice on moon’s surface

Frozen patches could be a valuable source of water for future explorers
21 Aug 2018
Why astronauts have spiritual experiences in space
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Why astronauts have spiritual experiences in space

The British astronaut is not the first to question whether the universe was created by a higher power
13 Aug 2018
Neil Armstrong’s moon memorabilia to go up for sale
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Neil Armstrong’s moon memorabilia to go up for sale

Astronaut’s treasures include his boy scout cap and pieces of propeller from the 1903 Wright Flyer
23 Jul 2018
How the Moon may one day give us 25-hour days
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How the Moon may one day give us 25-hour days

Scientists say Earth’s orbit is slowing as Moon moves further away
6 Jun 2018
Nasa defends decision to send people to moon before Mars
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Nasa defends decision to send people to moon before Mars

Space agency’s new boss says the two missions are far from incompatible
10 May 2018
Russia launches recruitment drive for Moon mission
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Russia launches recruitment drive for Moon mission

Space agency is looking for six to eight astronauts for 2031 voyage
15 Mar 2017
'Moon tourists' sign up for SpaceX flight
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'Moon tourists' sign up for SpaceX flight

Two private citizens likely to be paying millions for chance to fly around the moon
28 Feb 2017
Winston Churchill's views on aliens revealed in lost essay
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Winston Churchill's views on aliens revealed in lost essay

World War II prime minister predicted space travel and was open to the idea that extra-terrestrials existed
16 Feb 2017
Nasa spots evidence of water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa
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Nasa spots evidence of water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa

Jets of spouting vapour from the icy shell could be tested for signs of life beyond Earth, say scientists
27 Sep 2016
Blood moon: rare lunar eclipse and supermoon in pictures
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Blood moon: rare lunar eclipse and supermoon in pictures

Millions of people around the world enjoyed the rare celestial event that sparked doomsday fears
28 Sep 2015
Double moon 27 August: hoax returns to fool Facebook again
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Double moon 27 August: hoax returns to fool Facebook again

A rumour is doing the rounds that there will be a 'spectacular double moon' in the sky in late August but astronomers say it's all nonsense
24 Jul 2015