We’re heading to the Moon in a new beginning with SpaceIL

Nusantara Satu Mission

Israel’s first, private lunar lander is on its way to the Moon after a successful launch onboard the SpaceX Nusantara Satu mission. If our lander makes it to the lunar surface, Israel will be the fourth nation to land on the Moon, and the first country to land SpaceIL’s privately built spacecraft. https://youtu.be/7E9EshbCkfE #israeltotheMoon Building…… Continue reading We’re heading to the Moon in a new beginning with SpaceIL

Grainy Moon photos were a ruse!

First View of Earth from Moon

Those grainy Moon photos the public saw back in the early days of NASA’s Moon missions were a ruse! No, not that ruse. Humans really went to the Moon. The ruse is that NASA actually captured much higher resolution images, but didn’t disclose them publicly because they didn’t want the Soviets to know how good…… Continue reading Grainy Moon photos were a ruse!

There may be extraterrestrial life on Saturn’s moon

Although Enceladus and Saturn's rings are largely made up of water ice, they show very different characteristics. The small ring particles are too tiny to retain internal heat and have no way to get warm, so they are frozen and geologically dead. Enceladus, on the other hand, is subject to forces that heat its interior to this very day. This results in its famous south polar water jets, which are just visible above the moon’s dark, southern limb, along with a sub-surface ocean. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Space activist Ariel Waldman pointed out that Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, may contain extraterrestrial life in its watery ocean that remains hidden beneath thick ice.

Looking back to see the Moon passing over the Earth

From a Million Miles Away, NASA Camera Shows Moon Crossing Face of Earth

NASA released images of the Moon passing over the Earth that looks unreal … literally. We are used to photos of the Moon from our vantage point down here and on its own. This almost looks like an illustration, especially when you consider that the side of the Moon we see in this photo is…… Continue reading Looking back to see the Moon passing over the Earth

Morning Moon

The Moon looked particularly enticing this morning and I grabbed my camera and tripod and rushed outside and took a couple photos. They’re not quite the huge Moon you often see from better zoom lenses but these came out ok. The rest of my Moon photos are here.