Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Drops Stunning Lunar Eclipse Photos

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Drops Stunning Lunar Eclipse Photos

New images reveal the recent lunar eclipse seen from the International Space Station. European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Twitter Monday to share three stunning new photographs from space. The images show the recent lunar eclipse – also known as the “Blood Moon” – which occurred on May 15 from three different vantage points. … Read more

How to watch tonight’s rare ‘Blood Moon’ total lunar eclipse

How to watch tonight's rare 'Blood Moon' total lunar eclipse

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

For the first time, scientists have grown plants in lunar land. It didn’t go well

For the first time, scientists have grown plants in lunar land.  It didn't go well

When the Artemis program returns humans to the Moon in (hopefully) a few years, there will be considerable logistics to sort out to keep such fragile beings alive in such a hostile environment. The question of food is not the least. Space agencies involved with the International Space Station are now very experienced in providing … Read more

Scientists Grow Plants In Lunar Earth, Moon’s Next Stop

Scientists Grow Plants In Lunar Earth, Moon's Next Stop

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

Plants Can Grow in Lunar Soil, But They Hate It

Plants Can Grow in Lunar Soil, But They Hate It

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