Sandia developing micro-grids to power future Moon base

To keep the lights on in NASA’s Artemis human lunar outpost, Sandia National Laboratories is developing electrical micro-grids to handle the power distribution from the Moon base’s mini nuclear reactors to the various living and support facilities.Cont… Continue reading Sandia developing micro-grids to power future Moon base

Scientists grow plants in lunar soil for the first time ever

The field of lunar agriculture has taken a big step forward, with scientists reporting the first ever plants grown in soil from the Moon. While the process resulted in something far from an edible meal, the team’s success marks a significant milestone … Continue reading Scientists grow plants in lunar soil for the first time ever

Water from Earth’s atmosphere may be raining onto the Moon

The Moon may look like a big dry ball, but there’s more water up there than you might expect. In a new study, scientists have shown that at least some of it could have been showered onto the lunar surface from the Earth’s atmosphere.Continue ReadingCat… Continue reading Water from Earth’s atmosphere may be raining onto the Moon

NASA Is Sending Artificial Female Bodies To the Moon To Study Radiation Risks

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Helga and Zohar are headed for a trip around the Moon on an important mission, measuring radiation risks for female astronauts for the first time. The inanimate pair are manikins modeled after the body … Continue reading NASA Is Sending Artificial Female Bodies To the Moon To Study Radiation Risks

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Computer Simulation Explores Why the Moon’s Far Side Looks So Different

CNET points out the far side of the moon — the one that never faces earth — is “rugged, spotted with tons of craters” and “filled with totally different elements.”

“In essence, our moon has two faces, and scientists are still trying to so… Continue reading Computer Simulation Explores Why the Moon’s Far Side Looks So Different

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