Category: moon

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With another Valentine’s Day comes more space themed cards to give to all of the great (and maybe even not so great) people in your life!

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We’ve now passed the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, and all eyes are back on the Moon. NASA is planning to return to the Moon by 2024 with its Artemis mission, the Chinese have put the Moon firmly in their plans for space exploration, and even SpaceX thinks the Moon is the perfect destination to test out the capabilities of its Starship.

But what can you do with the Moon? Refuel spacecraft with resources drawn from the lunar regolith? Mine its helium 3 for your fusion reactors? Build a lunar amusement park?

In fact, the far side of the Moon might make one of the best platforms we have for radio telescopes. One side of the Moon is completely blocked from Earth’s constantly increasing radio traffic, giving it the perfect view to the most sensitive radio signals in the Universe.

The Moon is gateway to space, and in the future it might serve as an industrial and mining complex fueling vast production of spaceships, rocket fuel, satellites, space stations, and colonial habitats.

The post Moon: Industrial Complex appeared first on SciFiction.

China’s space program is now one of the most powerful in the world. But despite all of the success, Chinese rockets are frequently launched over populated areas – sometimes crashing into towns and villages. This video looks at why China began doing this in the first place and how developing reusable rockets might fix this issue.

The post China’s Rocket Dropping Habit appeared first on SciFiction.

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Eclipse anular sobre o deserto árabe.
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Annular eclipse over the Arabian desert.
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Credit: Shadi Al-rifai
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#eclipse #desert #deserto #camel #dromedario #arabian #arabe #astronomy #astronomia #astrogram #astrofoto #astrofotografia #astrophoto #astrophotography #picoftheday #stunning #nofilter #semfiltro
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Jedediah Smith, VFX supervisor for Method Studios, describes the painstaking process visual effects artists used to create the moon and lunar rover sequence in Ad Astra. From their innovative use of infrared cameras to their deep archival research to their extensive use of rotoscoping, the effects team employed an array of techniques to balance realism and accuracy.

The post How the Lunar Scene from Ad Astra Was Made appeared first on SciFiction.

Although the Apollo missions had much less computing power than a modern smart-phone the computers used where essential to getting it done Although many think it was the Apollo Guidance Computer or AGC that did everything there was another, the Launch Vehicle Digital Computer or LVDC. This controlled and flew the Saturn and was used right up until the vehicle reached the moon, in this video we look at the forgotten Apollo computer.

The post Apollo’s Forgotten Computer – The LVDC appeared first on SciFiction.

will5nevercome:

Always the same, always different

An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

The post Ad Astra New IMAX Trailer!! appeared first on SciFiction.

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