#Lunar Data Network 📶 relay #satellites starting in 📆 2023 https://www.intuitivemachines.com/lunar-data-services
📆 September 19, 2023 #IntuitiveMachines and #Astrobotic have built two commercially developed landers, named #NOVAC and #Peregrine, which are slated to launch later this year.
On most parts of the #moon 🌙, a two-week period of daylight is followed by 14 days of #lunar night 🌑, making it difficult for #spacecraft to survive. Near the south pole, however, where some areas are lit most of the time, the #SolarPanels on the sides of #VIPER’s body will allow the rover to operate for more than a hundred days. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/exploring-moon-permanently-shadowed-regions-water-ice
They aim to test #lunar-based backup storage with blockchain technology, ensuring data integrity and authenticity. Think of it as humanity's backup plan, safeguarding crucial knowledge from catastrophes. Launching in February 2024 #Artemis #Lunapolitics #NASA #USA
🇮🇳 #Chandrayaan3 : it is possible that the extreme cold of the lunar night damaged the #batteries 🔋. Night 🌑 temperatures near the #lunar south pole routinely plunge to -200C to -250C ❄️ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-66893924
800-Year-Old Math Trick Could Help With Navigating the Moon
“Scientists have developed a new method for #lunar #navigation, utilizing the #Fibonacci spiral to calculate the optimal parameters for a #GPS-like system on the #Moon. The innovative approach helps modernize lunar vehicle navigation, offering more accurate mapping based on the Moon’s unique ellipsoidal shape, which is characterized by distinctive semi-major and semi-minor axes.”
A new mosaic of the #Shackleton Crater showcases the power of two #lunar orbiting cameras working together to reveal unprecedented detail of the lunar South Pole region: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-moon-camera-mosaic-sheds-light-on-lunar-south-pole - this mosaic was created with imagery acquired by LROC (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera), which has been operating since 2009, and from ShadowCam, a NASA instrument on board a KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) spacecraft called Danuri, which launched in Aug. 2022.
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The little lander that could.
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🇮🇳 #Chandrayaan3 measured a temperature at the surface of around 50C 🌡️, but just 80mm below this, it fell to -10C ❄️. Chemical analysis indicated the presence of sulphur, aluminium, calcium iron, titanium, manganese, chromium and oxygen in the #lunar 🌙 soil. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20230830-the-mysteries-of-the-moons-south-pole
@revpuddudley it was indeed a little costly https://www.statista.com/chart/17504/nasas-budget-share-of-the-us-federal-budget/
$24 billion 💰 per year for #Apollo between 1961 and 1972 https://www.planetary.org/press-releases/apollo-cost-analysis for 382 kg of #lunar rocks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_program#Samples_returned
“I’m not that interested in #space,” John F #Kennedy told the head of #Nasa, #JamesWebb, in a private meeting at the White House in 📆 1962 : #BBC https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190712-apollo-in-50-numbers-the-cost
Super blue moon: Rare lunar event dazzles stargazers
🇯🇵 #Jaxa’s #Slim aims to land with an accuracy of upto 100m compared to conventional #lunar landers whose accuracy is “several or sometimes a dozen kilometers” https://www.independent.co.uk/space/japan-moon-lander-launch-suspended-b2400457.html
The moon will appear bigger Wednesday than any other day of the year
“the #moon will be at its perigee in relation to earth, slightly more than 222,000 miles away, which will be the closest approach of all the full moons in 2023. Just two weeks ago it was more than 252,000 miles away, when it was at apogee.”
The Jaxa space agency from Japan plans a landing later this year, while NASA from the U.S. also expects to launch an orbital mission to the moon this year.
The Indian lunar rover Chandrayaan-3 has rolled out on to the surface of the moon where it will search for frozen water over the next two weeks.
India becomes fourth country to successfully land a spacecraft on the moon, and the first to land near the lunar south pole, where there may be frozen water
The possibility that #water can be found near the #lunar #SouthPole has intrigued #space agencies & scientists around the world, who are eager to harvest it. Water obviously is vital for human survival & would be an important component for any #LunarSettlement. But broken into its component parts, hydrogen & oxygen, it could also be used as rocket #fuel.
A view - of four: https://twitter.com/isro/status/1693469304619188516 - of the #lunar far side by the Lander Hazard Detection and Avoidance Camera (LHDAC) of #Chandrayaan3. Meanwhile it has been confirmed that #Luna25 died from an over-burn of its engine which fired for 127 instead of 84 seconds and thus drove the lander straight into the ground: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10161778627475832
"Russia’s first lunar mission in decades has ended in failure with its Luna 25 spacecraft crashing into the moon’s surface.
The incident, a blow to Russia’s space ambitions, happened after communication with the robotic spacecraft was interrupted."
#Russia's latest #space venture fails spectacularly: #Luna25 #spacecraft CRASHES INTO #MOON after spinning into an UNCONTROLLED #ORBIT. After the #Kremlin's first #lunar #mission in fifty years failed so utterly, the question on my mind is this: Is #Putin tired of winning yet?
They're seeking “new integrated system-level solutions that span multiple services”
psst. Integrated systems-level thinking with stacked functions would be a great thing to do here on earth too.
Tonight's Waxing Gibbous Moon 96.4% Illuminated
The next full moon should be Aug 1st called the Sturgeon Moon it will also be a supermoon, A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full.
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Happy Moon Landing Day and #InternationalMoonDay !!! The Apollo program and Moon exploration is a life-long obsession of mine. I’m so excited for our return on Artemis 2 and 3!
#watercolor #apollo #apollo11 #moonlanding #moon #craters #lunar #mineralogy #SpaceArt #SpaceArtist #SciArt #AstroArt #watercolorart #watercolours #NASAMoonSnap #apolloprogram #spaceflight #crewedspaceflight #nasa #rockets #rocketsmakemehappy @nasa
The original #SegaCD version of #Lunar The Silver Star remains far and away my favorite version. I dislike the story changes the made to Silver Star Remake, and prefer the battle system of the original. Most importantly, I think the original Sega CD opening video completely, utteraly blows away the #PSX and #SegaSaturn opening videos.
There exists on an OST in japan a very rare full length rendition of the JPN version of the sega CD opening that completely 100% rules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6QY1vxo_EQ
I'm a big fan of small telescopes and what can be done with them. What you've done with your Messier 16 photo is FANTASTIC.
The following photo of #jupiter was taken with an unmotorized #60mm refractor. The #yorick stacking software combined about 60 frames for the image. This was taken in 2010 when the SEB did one of its disappearing acts.
S Koreans get younger after age counting method changed
Last night the famous #Lunar X & V 'characters' were obvious from Europe - I became aware of it only late, so while the X is very prominent here, the V is already too distant from the terminator for a 'dramatic' effect. (See https://nitter.net/cosmos4u/status/1673097681583976450#m for more context.)
Some photos of Laura Williams sharing her Aluna project at Lunar Imaginaries at the new Care + Climate space in Greenwich.
Aluna is a Moon and Tide Clock designed for the 0° longitude on the Greenwich Peninsula.
It's an incredible project. really hope the London community can support the realisation of this building - alunatime.org
#NYT 📆 June 9, 2023 📆 1969 #NASA publicly maintained that it could protect the #planet. It spent tens of millions of dollars 💰 on a sophisticated #quarantine facility, the #Lunar Receiving Laboratory. “This ended up being an example of planetary protection security #theater” 🎭 https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/09/science/nasa-moon-quarantine.html
The #moon at 3:45am yesterday morning. Sometimes insomnia has its benefits.
The mountains on the right of Mare Imbrium are clearly visible in the northern hemisphere, catching the rising sunlight in an effect known as the 'Jewelled Handle'.
I’m pretty excited about these!
2. Watercolor #Pomegranates (in red with green leaves on a white background)
4. Red, Yellow, and Green Apples (on a dark #teal background)
After closest approach 37.90%
< 24 hours before 20.70%
up to 7 days before 34.50%
> one week before 6.90%
> 7 weeks before 0.00%
> one year before 0.00%
List of #asteroid #close approaches to #Earth 🌏 in 📆 2023 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_asteroid_close_approaches_to_Earth_in_2023
Picture : :ccby: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2020_QG_flyby_spinview.gif
NASA has announced the crew for the Artemis II mission, which will take four astronauts around the Moon and deeper into space than any humans before.
- Reid Wiseman (Commander)
- Victor Glover (Pilot)
- Christina Hammock Koch (Mission Specialist)
- Jeremy Hansen (Mission Specialist)
I went out in the backyard to watch and photograph the full moon rising on February 5, 2023. I used various settings to get different light and color...this was one of my favorites. A tad bit spooky but beautiful at the same time.
The newest #lunar orbiter KPLO or #Danuri from Korea carries six instruments, one of them being the NASA-funded #ShadowCam. Designed and built by Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS), ShadowCam is a younger sibling of the successful Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), Narrow Angle Camera (NAC). ShadowCam adds to our knowledge of the Moon by imaging within permanently shadowed regions near the poles - and here is its first image: http://shadowcam.sese.asu.edu/images/1284
WAS Welcomes Dr. Brett Denevi, Deputy Principal Investigator for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera - The Coming Era of Lunar Science and Exploration - December 20, 8 PM - https://mailchi.mp/was-ct/brett-denevi
We will take a look at science highlights from this mission, and preview the missions that will be on the Moon soon.
I made the panorama for you 😉
credits: #NASA / #Artemis
Raw images available on the NASA / Johnson flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/albums/72177720303788800
There's a #LunarEclipse starting in about 8-10 hours depending on where you are in the world!
*The Rockies down through Mexico, US plains, CAN prairies, AUS, and much of east and southeast Asia will see a total (or near-total) eclipse.
* In Michigan (where I am) we'll see a #partial eclipse! 🌜