Thrilling short film Lunar shows us prison life on the Moon

Set in the year 2057, future Los Angeles citizens are under constant fear of being sent away to LUNAR penitentiaries. That's right people it's a MOON PRISON! » 10/29/13 2:40pm 10/29/13 2:40pm

The awesome trailer for Lunar reveals the dark side of robocops

In 2057, android cops created by Lunarcorp will patrol the streets and send the many, many criminals they arrest to the the company's prison on the moon, where they are never seen or heard from again. One man tries to escape and become the first man to return to Earth in Tyson Wade Johnston's Lunar. » 6/12/13 1:40pm 6/12/13 1:40pm

NASA confirms there's helium in the Moon's atmosphere. But where did it…

When astronauts from the Apollo 17 mission landed on the Moon in 1972, one of their mission objectives was to analyze the tenuous atmosphere using the Lunar Atmosphere Composition Experiment, a mass spectrometer (with a shape and appearance weirdly reminiscent of a modern day printer/scanner combo) designed to detect… » 8/17/12 4:13pm 8/17/12 4:13pm

Newt Gingrich is right: We need a permanent Moonbase

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has promised us a permanent Moon base by 2020. Many people have been calling Newt's vow a publicity stunt, while others have chimed in by attacking the idea of a lunar base in and of itself, with assertions like "real scientists know [a Moon base] is fantasy." » 1/26/12 2:18pm 1/26/12 2:18pm

China is sending an astronaut to the Moon

China continues to make headway in its efforts to become one of the world's foremost spacefaring nations. In a white paper issued last week, the Chinese government officially announced its intentions to place a manned spacecraft on the moon. » 1/03/12 11:23am 1/03/12 11:23am

Book Your Posthumous Voyage to the Moon

Although the ashes of Gene Roddenberry, Timothy Leary, and James Doohan are currently in orbit around the Earth, the remains of only one person, planetary scientist Eugene Shoemaker, have ever been sent to the moon. Now the company that helped put him there, Celestis, is opening up lunar burial to the public. So, even… » 11/16/08 11:30am 11/16/08 11:30am

India’s First Lunar Mission Proves a Smashing Success

India has officially landed on the moon. Today, the Indian Space Research Organisation advanced its first deep space mission, Chandrayaan-1, by releasing its Moon Impact Probe, which successfully crash landed near the moon’s south pole and opened an exciting new chapter in Asia’s space exploration.ISRO reports that at… » 11/14/08 2:28pm 11/14/08 2:28pm

Lunar Dirt Will Be In Your Home, Air and Water

All of the off-world buzz these days may be around Mars and Titan, but NASA contractors are looking to send human life a little closer to home. Project Constellation, NASA'a agenda for the future of spaceflight, outlines plans for the construction of a lunar outpost starting in 2019. But with no water and no… » 9/03/08 12:00pm 9/03/08 12:00pm

Earth Battles The Moon, Who Wins?

NASA is readying two spacecraft to slam into the Moon's South Pole in an effort to find hidden polar ice a year from now, which gives Hollywood plenty of time to prep the movie and release it when all of this Moon-violence is at a fever pitch. After the spacecraft crash dead-on into the moon, another standby ship will… » 2/28/08 1:37pm 2/28/08 1:37pm

Forget The Earth, Let's Terraform The Moon!

Artist James Clyne, who already wowed us with what turned out to be a racer lost in Antarctica, also has a gorgeous vision of what it would be like if we started modifying and hacking the moon into a place to live and do business. But what's up with that giant ball in the middle of downtown? City-to-city low-gravity… » 1/25/08 5:00pm 1/25/08 5:00pm

The Moon Is Our Personal Art Project

Photos like this one prove that you don't need a fancy telescope to take incredible moon pictures that vividly reveal lunar geography. ComputerHotline took this much-admired picture using a Nikon Coolpix P5000 in afocal behind binoculars (12*40), without a color filter.
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