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Moons ejected from orbits around gas giant exoplanets could explain several astronomical mysteries, an international team of astronomers suggests. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Are Exiled Moons the Answer to Astronomical Mysteries?

Moons ejected from orbits around gas giant exoplanets could explain several astronomical mysteries, an international team of astronomers suggests. Researchers led by Mario Sucerquia, from the Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia, and Jaime Alvarado-Montes from Australia’s Macquarie University, modelled the likely…

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Gardening by the Different Phases of the Moon

People usually plant their gardens by taking into account the seasons. In recent times, gardening by Moon phases has been getting popular with many people. This practice has actually been…

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The Moon Rock That Turned Out to Be From Earth

If you put a Moon rock alongside one from Earth, they usually don’t have a lot in common. So when Curtin University planetary scientist Professor Alexander Nemchin looked closely at…

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Are Exiled Moons the Answer to Astronomical Mysteries?

Moons ejected from orbits around gas giant exoplanets could explain several astronomical mysteries, an international team of astronomers suggests. Researchers led by Mario Sucerquia, from the Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia,…

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The Space Rock That Hit the Moon at 61,000 Km/h

Observers watching January’s total eclipse of the Moon saw a rare event, a short-lived flash as a meteorite hit the lunar surface. Spanish astronomers now think the space rock collided…

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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…