The largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades will be on display in the coming days, promising Earth-bound sky-watchers a celestial “supermoon” spectacle.
The full moon will come nearer to Earth than at any time since 1948, astronomers said. At closest approach, which occurs at 6:23 a.m. EST on Monday, the moon will pass within 216,486 miles (348,400 km) of Earth’s surface, about 22,000 miles (35,400 km) closer than average, they added.
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Scientists have found tantalizing evidence of a liquid water ocean swirling under the icy shell of Jupiter’s moon Europa, Nasa announced on Monday, with new evidence of water plumes bursting out into space.
With Jupiter as a bright light behind the moon, the scientists observed Europa in silhouette, and with ultraviolet light saw what appeared to be evidence of the plumes.
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Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.
The US space organisation today released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on the red planet, setting out in detail plans to create ‘deep-space habitation facilities’ which will act as stepping stones to Mars.
European and Russian space agencies will work together in a series of missions attempting to create a permanent human settlement on the moon.
The first stage of the joint venture, christened Luna 27, is set for launch in five years time.
It is one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but ever since that first ‘giant leap for mankind’ some have questioned whether man really did land on the Moon.
This week, as the feat celebrates its 46th anniversary, Apollo 11 mission’s Buzz Aldrin and Professor Brian Cox have taken to Twitter to call out the conspiracy theorists.