minimoon discovery

Newly Spotted Minimoon Might Turn Out to be Something Else: Astronomers Explain

Now and then, a smaller space object gets captured in Earth's orbit for a short period. These objects are known as minimoons. So far, we've captured only two, 2006 RH120 and 2020 CD3.  Recently, astronomers have observed a new object,...

NASA Pays Private Companies to Normalize Collecting and Selling Lunar Material

NASA has recently announced it plans to pay private companies to collect samples from the Moon. The American space agency has already booked robotic trips to the lunar surface on commercial vehicles, and also plans to proceed this way with...

Peculiar Signals Registered on Mars During a Solar Eclipse

​Mars' moons are rather different than our planet's Moon. Phobos, the one that has a bigger size among the two, is much closer to its planet, and compared to the Moon's 27-day orbit, Phobos rotates around Mars perpendicular to the...
bizzare phenomenon

What Happens to the Moon: Haematite Found on the Lunar Surface

A recent discovery on the Moon intrigues scientists. Haematite was found on the lunar surface, which is quite impossible because there's practically no air on the Moon. Also, there's only water ice, no sign of liquid water.  The haematite is...

Japan’s Moon Rover Has Been Named ‘Lunar Cruiser’

The lunar rover being built by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), in collaboration with Toyota, has finally been given a name. The pressurized Moon vehicle, which is set to launch in the late 2020s, has been dubbed 'Lunar Cruiser,'...

The Moon Formed Some Millions of Years Later Than Previously Estimated

It seems like the Moon took shape later than scientists estimated - to be more exact, Earth's natural satellite is about 85 million years younger than we tend to think. According to new research conducted by experts at the German...

Weird ‘Green and Glistening’ Substance on the Moon Identified by China’s Lunar Rover

During its last lunar day of exploration back in 2019, China's Moon probe, Yutu-2, spotted a weird substance resembling a gel in the middle of a crater. Chinese lunar scientists were puzzled, but new suggestions were made, including the material...

The Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon – Here’s What it Means

The Strawberry Moon can be seen this week as the new lunar cycle begins. On Friday afternoon, June 5th, at 3:12 PM EDT, the latest Full Moon of the year, which was initially known as the Rose Moon in Europe, is...

Innovative Solution For Exploring The Solar System And Beyond

Elon Musk and NASA are dreaming about exploring Mars, and we already know that long-distance crewed missions are coming. On the other hand, something that you might find surprising is the fact that the modern rockets don't go very fast...

The Moon’s Dark Shadows To Be Explored By This Laser-Powered Rover

The Moon's poles are believed to be Irish in water ice and more valuable materials and one of the quests that experts are planning involves the exploration of the permanently-shadowed craters around the poles. SciTechDaily revealed that ESA's Discovery &...