Florida based company Moon Express has been given approval by The US government for their planned 2017 robotic lunar landing. This is the first time that permission has been granted to a private company to land on the Moon, as previously they had only been able to operate on or around Earth. Only government […]
Twitter is going absolutely nuts today, following the sneak release of the John Lewis 2015 Christmas advert. The campaign, which according to Marketing Week cost £7 million is due to launch on television this evening (6th November). The advert features a young girl looking through her telescope at the Moon, when she spies an elderly […]
Farmer Palmer was “over the moon” with his recent birthday present. Viz Magazine portrayed the happy event hilariously. Just imagine what would happen if he could really get there……….
For the first time in more than 30 years we will be able to see a supermoon in combination with a total eclipse of the Moon. The moon on the night of September 27-28 will be visible at it’s brightest and biggest, as it makes its closest approach to the Earth. In the Northern Hemisphere […]
This man, Gene Cerman was the last of the 12 human beings to set foot on the surface of the Moon. Photo Credit: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Only 12 human beings have had the pleasure of walking on the surface of the Moon. The most famous were of course the two Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong […]
The rise and fall of the tides on Earth is caused by the Moon: The elliptical orbits of the Moon around the Earth, and the Earth around the Sun have a substantial effect on the Earth’s tides. Once a month when the Moon is closest to the Earth the gravitational pull is greatest, creating bigger […]
From Earth the Moon looks a little different to us every night. Sometimes glowing brightly with the entire face showing, at other times a mere sliver showing, or not visible at all. These changes in the Moon’s appearance are called phases. At some stages as the Moon orbits the Earth we see more of the […]
The surface of the Moon is rocky and covered with craters. Mountains and hills surround the edges of large, flat plains. The lunar mountain ranges, with heights up to 25,000 ft (7,800 m), are comparable to the highest mountains on earth but in general are not very steep. Topographic Map of […]