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How the Earth and moon formed, explained

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The Earth formed over 4.6 billion years ago out of a mixture of dust and gas around the young sun. It grew larger thanks to countless collisions between dust particles, asteroids, and other growing planets, including one last giant impact that threw enough rock, gas, and dust into space to form the moon.…

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How the Earth and moon formed, explained

23 mins read

The Earth formed over 4.6 billion years ago out of a mixture of dust and gas around the young sun. It grew larger thanks to countless collisions between dust particles, asteroids, and other growing planets, including one last giant impact that threw enough rock, gas, and dust into space to form the moon.…

Youngest ever lavas dated from the Moon

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The FINANCIAL — Researchers at The University of Manchester, have been involved in an international collaboration to analyse the age and history of some of the Moon’s youngest lava flows. The rock samples were collected by the Chinese National Space Agency during the robotic Chang’e-5 mission, which marked the first time any nation had collected rocks…

NASA seeks new partners to help tell the story of human exploration at the Moon

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The FINANCIAL — NASA is seeking new partners to help the agency tell the story of human exploration at the Moon with the Artemis program in ways that engage, excite, and inspire a worldwide audience. Through the end of this decade, NASA will explore more of the lunar surface than ever before and will establish a sustainable…

NASA to announce exciting new discovery about the Moon

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The FINANCIAL — NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 26. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on the agency’s website. This new discovery contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the Moon in…

NASA selected Nokia to set up first ever cellular network on the Moon

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The FINANCIAL — Nokia has announced further details after being named by NASA as a partner to advance “Tipping Point” technologies for the Moon, deploying the first LTE/4G communications system in space and helping pave the way towards sustainable human presence on the lunar surface. Nokia Bell Labs’ pioneering innovations will be used to build…

Astronomers discovered a new mini-moon

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The FINANCIAL — Astronomers from the University of Arizona, United States, discovered a tiny new moon. The mini-moon is a space rock that has found itself bound in an Earth orbit. New mini-moon is probably between 1.9 meters and 3.5 metres across, which is around the same size as a mid-size car. That big crescent…

NASA is hiring new astronauts: here’s how you can apply

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The FINANCIAL — NASA is hiring new astronauts to explore the Moon and Mars! If you have what it takes to be an Artemis Generation astronaut apply March 2-31. The basic requirements to apply include United States citizenship and a master’s degree in a STEM field. After completing training, the new astronauts could launch on…