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Lunar Meteorite Found in Africa Points to Ice Beneath the Moon’s Surface Lunar Meteorite Found in Africa Points to Ice Beneath the Moon’s Surface

Good news, future lunar colonists! Scientists have discovered traces of moganite in a lunar meteorite that was discovered 13 years ago in Africa. This mineral requires water to form, so its discovery is being taken as potential confirmation that frozen water exists beneath the Moon’s dusty surface.

The Best Scifi Movies to Watch When You're Seriously Stoned The Best Scifi Movies to Watch When You're Seriously Stoned

Marijuana can make a bad movie good and a good movie great. But it’s got to be the right movie, one with ideas you can explore more deeply, or absurdity you can appreciate more naturally. The balance is delicate, just like picking the right kind of weed. As today is 4/20, we’ve created a list of films to watch when…

Freaky Theory Offers Totally New Explanation of the Moon’s Origin Freaky Theory Offers Totally New Explanation of the Moon’s Origin

A favorite pastime of astronomers is to debate the origin of Earth’s Moon, but despite decades of research, they don’t seem to be any closer to reaching a consensus. Scientists have now added a new theory to mix—and it’s weird as hell. The Moon, they argue, formed inside a gigantic donut-shaped cloud of vaporized rock…

Duncan Jones on Mute's Connection to Moon and What Comes Next Duncan Jones on Mute's Connection to Moon and What Comes Next

On the surface, Duncan Jones’ new movie Mute is a singular thing. It’s a movie with its own characters, setting, and story. But when you’re watching it, you might notice something weird: A link to one of Jones’ other movies. And that was very much on purpose.

We Don't Even Live There Yet, But Humans Have Already Left Over 400,000 Pounds of Trash on the Moon

It’s inevitable that one day humanity is going to need to live somewhere other than Earth, and our first step towards intergalactic colonization will probably be the moon. The only problem? We’ve only visited it 12 times, and already there’s over 400,000 pounds of garbage up there.

Moon to Be Slightly More Moon-y for Some People Tomorrow Moon to Be Slightly More Moon-y for Some People Tomorrow

At my last job, we used to talk about how the only way to avoid disappointment was by setting clear expectations. In the case of the “Super Blue Blood Moon,” the rest of the internet has set the expectations: that you’ll see it. But for many, that’s not the reality.

Check Out The First Footage From Duncan Jones's Mute, Coming to Netflix February 23rd Check Out The First Footage From Duncan Jones's Mute, Coming to Netflix February 23rd

Mute, Duncan Jones’s long-awaited followup to Moon, is a moody take on a futuristic Berlin. And now we can see it in motion.

Donald Trump Will Probably Ask NASA to End Funding for the ISS by 2025 Donald Trump Will Probably Ask NASA to End Funding for the ISS by 2025

Donald Trump’s administration has touted big plans for NASA in the past few months, but it hasn’t been willing to put up much cash. So the White House has come up with a way to stretch the space agency’s budget further: Forwarding the bills for the International Space Station to, like, anyone else.

Google’s $20 Million Xprize Moonshot Is About to Crash Back to Earth Without a Winner [Updated] Google’s $20 Million Xprize Moonshot Is About to Crash Back to Earth Without a Winner [Updated]

Google promised $20 million to the first private company that could land on the moon, roll around a few hundred meters, and then beam the achievement back to Earth. But it looks like none of the competing companies have landed on that sweet lunar surface—and Google isn’t going to give them more time.

This Beautifully-Detailed Replica Is the Best Way to Learn About the Moon Without Actually Visiting It This Beautifully-Detailed Replica Is the Best Way to Learn About the Moon Without Actually Visiting It

To date, the best use of augmented reality has been running around parks trying to capture virtual Pokémon. But as that fad has (mercifully) faded away, a company called AstroReality has come up with a more compelling use of AR technology that works with an astonishingly detailed replica of the moon that’s as much a…

You Should Look at The Moon You Should Look at The Moon

This weekend, for the several billionth or so time in Earth’s history, the Moon will be in the part of its orbit around Earth where it’s a little closer, 16,000 miles closer than usual, and it looks a teeny amount larger. By this point, this so-called “supermoon” is a fairly cliched but certainly hyped piece of…

Andy Weir Spent a Year Creating a City on the Moon Before Even He Even Started Writing Artemis Andy Weir Spent a Year Creating a City on the Moon Before Even He Even Started Writing Artemis

Humans do not yet live on the moon, but author Andy Weir has a pretty good idea of how people could—and would—make their homes and live their lives there. He also has a pretty good grasp of how people could pull off a heist there, too.

Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon

For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the lunar surface might be entrances to giant caverns carved long ago by flowing lava. Researchers from Japan and the United States have uncovered new evidence to prove that these features actually exist—which is good news for future lunar colonists…

That Time When Volcanic Eruptions Created a Temporary Atmosphere on the Moon That Time When Volcanic Eruptions Created a Temporary Atmosphere on the Moon

Aside from some floating dust, our Moon has absolutely no atmosphere to speak of. New research suggests this wasn’t always the case, and that long ago, an atmosphere briefly popped into existence as a result of intense volcanic activity.

Zodiac Starforce's New Villain is a Tribute to All the Evil Pretty Boys Sailor Moon Ever Fought Zodiac Starforce's New Villain is a Tribute to All the Evil Pretty Boys Sailor Moon Ever Fought

Dark Horse Comics’ Zodiac Starforce, a series about a group of girls blessed with superpowers by a cosmic goddess, has always been an unabashed tribute to magical girl manga and anime. Everything about the girls’ double lives, their relationship woes, and their kickass transformation sequences is covered in the…

Earth's Explosive History Explains Its Strange Chemical Make-Up Earth's Explosive History Explains Its Strange Chemical Make-Up

If you made a building out of bricks and cinderblocks, then hundreds of years later you’d expect it to still be, well, a building made of bricks and cinderblocks. But planets are not buildings if you haven’t noticed. Earth, for instance, just doesn’t seem to have the same composition as the meteors thought to have…

Geologists Have Encouraging News For Folks Hoping to Mine the Moon Geologists Have Encouraging News For Folks Hoping to Mine the Moon

Most people (wrongly) assume the moon is barren and boring. Sure, our satellite might be a little clingy, but it also has moonquakes, orange soil, and could be hiding abundant water resources. New research from satellite data offers more evidence that the Moon does indeed have water trapped in its mantle, which could…

Elon Musk Would Like People to Hurry Up and Start Dying on the Moon Also Elon Musk Would Like People to Hurry Up and Start Dying on the Moon Also

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose prior plan for stellar colonization involved sending people who are not Elon Musk to go die on Mars, thinks this noble endeavor will require a practice round of sending people to die on the Moon first.

14 Recent Scifi Films That Didn't Need Big Budgets To Be Amazing 14 Recent Scifi Films That Didn't Need Big Budgets To Be Amazing

Low-budget scifi movies may have had their heyday during Roger Corman’s rise to B-movie greatness in the 1950s, but they’re still going strong today—proving that you don’t necessarily need lavish special effects to tell a really great story. Here are our favorites from the past few decades.

China Sealed Four Students in a Moon Lab to See If We'll Lose Our Shit in Space China Sealed Four Students in a Moon Lab to See If We'll Lose Our Shit in Space

On Sunday, four Chinese volunteers were sealed into a 1,720-square-foot lab where they are supposed to remain for the next six and a half months. The experiment is one of the latest steps in China’s plan to put astronauts on the moon by 2036.

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