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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 »

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 »

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

Barren and desolate today, our moon was once swathed by a thin atmosphere. Born from geothermal eruptions when the moon was still young, gaseous traces of carbon monoxide, sulfur, hydrogen and oxygen once swirled across the moon's surface, say ...and more »

Lunar volcanoes and lava lakes gave the early moon an atmosphere - New Scientist

By Jeff Hecht. If you travelled back in time 3.5 billion years and looked up at the night sky, you would have seen an atmosphere around the moon. Though today it retains only a few tenuous wisps of atmosphere, new calculations show that massive ...and more »

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

I'm sitting at the head of my dining room table at home in Houston, Texas, finishing dinner with my family: my longtime girlfriend Amiko, my twin brother Mark, his wife, former US congresswoman Gabby Giffords, his daughter Claudia, our father Richie ...and more »

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

Artist's impression of the Moon, looking over the Imbrium Basin, with lavas erupting, venting gases, and producing a visible atmosphere. (Image: NASA MSFC). Aside from some floating dust, our Moon has absolutely no atmosphere to speak of. New research ...and more »

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

The Trump administration is committed to sending astronauts to the moon as part of a broader push to prioritize human spaceflight and firm up U.S. dominance in the final frontier, Vice President Mike Pence said. "We will return American astronauts to ...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 »

Moon once had an atmosphere: Nasa study - Times of India

WASHINGTON: The Moon had an atmosphere about three to four billion years ago, when intense volcanic eruptions spewed gases above the surface faster than they could escape to space, a NASA study has found. When one looks up at the Moon, dark surfaces of ...and more »

NASA study reveals something extraordinary about the history of our MOON - Mirror.co.uk

Experts at NASA believe that around three to four billion years ago, the moon had an atmosphere of its own. According to a new study from the space agency, intense volcanic activity spewed molten gases out onto the moon's surface faster than they could ...and more »