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Astronaut Scott Kelly on the devastating effects of a year in space - The Age

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year in space. His recollections of this unprecedented test of human endurance, and the physical toll it took, raise questions about the likelihood of future travel to Mars. Scott Kelly. facebook SHARE · twitter TWEET ...and more »

Moon once had an atmosphere: NASA study - The Asian Age

A NASA study has found that the Moon had an atmosphere about three to four billion years ago. When one looks up at the Moon, dark surfaces of volcanic basalt can be easily seen to fill large impact basins. Those seas of basalt, known as maria, erupted ...and more »

US Will Return to the Moon, Pence Says - Scientific American

Vice President Mike Pence delivers opening remarks during the National Space Council's first meeting at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Credit: NASA. Advertisement. The Trump administration is committed to ...and more »

The Moon Once Had An Atmosphere? - Discover Magazine (blog)

An artist's conception of the ancient moon with lava venting gases into a thin atmosphere. (Credit: NASA MSFC). Barren and desolate today, our moon was once swathed by a thin atmosphere. Born from geothermal eruptions when the moon was still young ...and more »

The Moon's ancient atmosphere - Astronomy Magazine

In this artist's concept, the Imbrium Basin on the Moon erupts with volcanic activity 3.5 billion years ago, releasing thick clouds of gas so rapidly that it formed a temporary lunar atmosphere. NASA/MSFC. The Moon has been through some rough times ...and more »

Trump's NASA Pivot - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Rumors that the Trump administration was more interested in the moon than Mars began circulating days after the inauguration. Leaked memos published in February ...and more »

NASA to put humans on the Moon again: Mike Pence - The Indian Express

The Trump administration will direct NASA to land humans on the Moon again, Vice President Mike Pence has said, reversing ex-president Barack Obama's vision of reorienting the space agency's focus towards Mars. 150. Shares. Share. By: PTI | Washington ...and more »

“Astounding”: the Moon once had an atmosphere - Cosmos

New study finds that not once, but twice, volcanic eruptions left the Moon blanketed by gases for 70 million years. Richard A. Lovett reports. Share. Tweet. Artist's impression of the Moon with lava erupting, venting gases, and producing a visible ...and more »

British scientists win government funding to study life on Mars - Xinhua

This picture released by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Aug. 10, 2011, shows the rim of Endeavour crater taken by NASA's Mars Exploration rover Opportunity. (Xinhua/NASA). LONDON, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Space scientists in ...and more »

The moon once had an atmosphere seeded by volcanic eruptions - ZME Science

Today, the lunar atmosphere is extremely thin, but 3-4 billion years ago, volcanic eruptions spewing giant clouds of gas may have seeded a much denser atmosphere. Artist's impression of the Moon, looking over Imbrium Basin, with lavas erupting, venting ...and more »