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Much of Phobos' surface is covered with strange linear grooves. New research bolsters the idea that boulders blasted free from Stickney crater (the large depression on the right) carved those iconic grooves.
(Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona)

Mars Moon Got Its Grooves From Rolling Stones

A new study bolsters the idea that strange grooves crisscrossing the surface of the Martian moon Phobos were made by rolling boulders blasted free from an ancient asteroid impact. The research, published in Planetary and Space Science, uses computer models…

On April 24, China announced a plan to build a "lunar palace" to explore resources on the surface of the Moon. (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

China’s Aspirations for a Lunar Kingdom

On April 24, China observed its third National Space Day. This year, China celebrated the theme of new space developments and ventures. It also announced a plan to build a “lunar palace” to explore resources on the surface of the Moon.

China announced its goal to set up a scientific research base on the surface of the Moon. (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

China Set to Grow Life on Moon

China announced its goal to set up a scientific research base on the surface of the Moon on its National Space Day on April 24. Naturally, there are several speculations over China’s true intent for heading out to the Moon.…

According to legend, Chang’e came down to Earth to accompany her husband Houyi, the divine warrior who assisted the human world by shooting down 9 out of 10 suns. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Goddess Chang’e of the Moon

Chang’e is a goddess whose beauty is unsurpassed. According to legend, she came down to Earth to accompany her husband Houyi, the divine warrior who assisted the human world by shooting down 9 out of 10 suns. Before their departure…

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Mars Moon Got Its Grooves From Rolling Stones

A new study bolsters the idea that strange grooves crisscrossing the surface of the Martian moon Phobos were made by rolling boulders blasted free from an ancient asteroid impact. The…

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China’s Aspirations for a Lunar Kingdom

On April 24, China observed its third National Space Day. This year, China celebrated the theme of new space developments and ventures. It also announced a plan to build a “lunar…

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China Set to Grow Life on Moon

China announced its goal to set up a scientific research base on the surface of the Moon on its National Space Day on April 24. Naturally, there are several speculations…

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Goddess Chang’e of the Moon

Chang’e is a goddess whose beauty is unsurpassed. According to legend, she came down to Earth to accompany her husband Houyi, the divine warrior who assisted the human world by…

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Secrets of the Chinese Calendar

The Chinese calendar is also known as the Yin or Xia calendar, or the lunar calendar. Its origins supposedly go back to the year 2100 BC to the Xia Dynasty and,…

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How Is Earth Shaping the Moon’s Surface?

It is well-known the Moon’s gravity is responsible for the tides we see on Earth’s ocean and lakes. What most people don’t know is that Earth has the same effect…