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Pence plants a "moon tree", but will he grow?

However, the Pence backyard planting ceremony could also be a metaphor for the Trump government's ambitious plan to bring the Americans back to the surface of the moon within five years. Congress has not found the extra $ 30 billion expected for the effort, and Democrats controlling the house fear that other highly regarded NASA programs would suffer from what …

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Saturn is the "Moon King" of the Solar System with 20 other spots

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saturn is now recognized as the "Moon King" of our solar system. Another 20 astronomers are orbiting the giant ring planet, which is 82 – three more than Jupiter. FILE PHOTO: One of the last glimpses of Saturn and its main rings taken by spaceship Cassini in images taken on October 28, 2016 and released on September …

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SLS: Nasa's gigantic "moon rocket" takes shape

Image copyright NASA Caption The massive core section of the SLS has a shuttle heritage NASA has completed the assembly of major components for its largest rocket since the Saturn V of the Apollo era. Engineers at the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) of the New Orleans Agency combined the last of five sections that form the core of the Space …

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Soviet era "Moon Rocks" sold at the New York auction for $ 855,000

Lunar samples originally belonged to Nina Ivanovna Koroleva, widow of the former Soviet space program director. Three stones taken from the Moon in 1970 by a Soviet space mission were sold on Thursday in New York for $ 855,000. Sotheby's auction house said the "moon rocks" are the only known documented lunar masses in private hands. They were offered for …

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Larger moons have moons, and some call them "moon moons"

Have you ever looked into the night sky, looked at the moon and asked yourself if he could have his own moon? While you probably have not, a curious four-year-old returned in 2015, and on Tuesday his astronomer mother and one of her colleagues published a paper that essentially said: Yes, a moon can have its own moon. The Carnegie …

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NASA releases a 4K "Moon Tour" video

In the fall of 2011, the Mission Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) released its original Tour of the Moon, a five-minute animation that takes the viewer on a virtual tour of our closest neighbor in space. Six years later, the tour was recreated in a stunning 4K resolution, using the same camera path and drawing from the extensive data collected by …

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