A Spacecraft Just Recorded The Lunar Eclipse Like You’ve Never Witnessed It Before

A total lunar eclipse is an incredible sight. As Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun, its shadow slips across the face of our satellite so only long, red wavelengths – sunlight refracted by Earth’s atmosphere – can slip through, tinting the usually pale Moon blood-red. That’s when we see it from here, on … Read more

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti drops stunning lunar eclipse photos

New images reveal the recent lunar eclipse as seen from the International Space Station. European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took to twitter on Monday to share three stunning new photographs of space. The images display the recent lunar eclipse – also known as a “Blood Moon” – that occurred on May 15 from … Read more

How to watch tonight’s rare total ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipse

The blood moon rises tonight — and briefly disappears. May 15 marks this season’s full “flower moon,” historically occurring around the time flowers are in full bloom for spring in North America, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. But this one’s extra special — because it’s also the first of two lunar eclipses in 2022, and … Read more

For The First Time, Scientists Have Grown Plants in Moon Dirt. It Didn’t Go Great

When the Artemis program returns humans to the Moon in (hopefully) a few years’ time, there are considerable logistics that need to be addressed for keeping such fragile beings alive in such a hostile environment. Not least is the issue of food. Space agencies involved in the International Space Station are very experienced, by now, … Read more

Scientists grow plants in lunar dirt, next stop moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon collected by NASA’s Apollo astronauts. Researchers had no idea if anything would sprout in the harsh moon dirt and wanted to see if it could be used to grow food by the next generation of lunar explorers. … Read more

Plants Can Grow in Lunar Soil—but They Hate It

The plants after 16 days of growth, with clear differences seen between plants grown in simulated lunar soil (left) and plants grown in actual lunar regolith. photo: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS For the first time ever, scientists have grown plants in lunar soil returned from the Apollo missions. But given the degree of stress seen in … Read more