There are more than 100 missions to the Moon planned in the coming years, including the next Artemis missions.
With more than 100 lunar missions planned in coming years, space junk near the Moon could become an issue for humanity. No agency tracks lunar space junk, so two astronomers decided to do it themselves.
Nasa’s new ‘Blue Marble’ photograph, taken on December 8 2022.
A new image has been taken of the whole Earth 50 years after the first - revealing noticeable changes to its surface.
The idea we know more about the Moon than the deep sea is seductive – but it’s 70 years out of date.
Artist’s impression of Starship cruising past the Moon.
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From space agency missions to private space launches, 2023 will be an exciting year in space.
An artist’s concept of Canadarm3, Canada’s smart robotic system, on the exterior of the Lunar Gateway.
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Canadian space technologies and innovations play a significant role in the Artemis missions, and our involvement reflects our growing role in this new era of lunar exploration.
Three taikonauts rode aboard the Shenzhou 15 mission on their way to China’s new Tiangong space station.
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China has completed construction of the Tiangong space station, and science projects are now underway. The station is an important piece of China’s ambitious plans for space activity in coming years.
A new view of Earth and its place.
A new photo taken on the Artemis I mission shows Earth isn’t a sealed spaceship, but is in dynamic interchange with the cosmos.
Going to space requires more than just rocket science.
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Spacecraft are just a small part of what it takes for humans to become an interplanetary species. A political science professor explains how there is much more to creating a spacefaring society.
We know going back to the Moon is expensive. Here’s how we could use metals extracted from Moon dirt to save millions of dollars.
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The days of freeze-fried astronaut ice cream are long behind us. What will humans eat on Moon colonies in the future? Carefully engineered space gardens could be the answer.
The space shuttle Atlantis was one of the last major launches aboard a NASA rocket.
After its fourth delay, the Artemis 1 launch is now scheduled for Nov. 16, 2022. NASA has a history of missing launch deadlines, but the private sector is slowly making launches more reliable.
Believe it or not, this sort-of happened before in Earth’s history – and now we have the Moon.
The moon is currently moving 3.8 cm away from the Earth every year.
Scientists have uncovered the long-term history of our receding moon. And it’s not from studying the moon itself, but from reading signals in ancient layers of rock on Earth.
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Tiny glass droplets found on the Moon show Earth and its satellite have been hit by ‘waves’ of asteroid impacts in the past.
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Lunar mining and geopolitical squabbles are set to play key roles in humanity’s return to the Moon.
Artist’s concept of an Artemis astronaut picking up lunar dust.
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Why is humanity going back to the Moon after 50 years? Because we can, and we should.
NASA is going back to the Moon.
When the Orion Crew Capsule orbits the Moon there will be no one on board. But the mission will mark a key step in bringing humans back to Earth’s dusty sidekick.
Artemis-1 on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Centre.
Will humans be back on the Moon by 2025? It depends on how well the imminent launch of Artemis-1 goes.
Making territorial claims in space is illegal under international law.
The era of lunar resource use is quickly approaching. But with legal and practical issues still looming, nations are starting to think about sustainable ways to mine and protect the Moon.
China and the U.S. both have big plans for the Moon, but there are a number of reasons why no country could actually claim ownership of any land there.
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A comment by Bill Nelson, the NASA administrator, sparked a strong public response from the Chinese government. But due to legal and practical reasons, no country could take over the Moon anytime soon.