The Collision that Formed the Moon has Helped to formation of Life on Earth

The Collision that Formed the Moon has Helped to formation of Life on Earth

The process responsible for the formation of the Earth does not imply the existence of key ingredients for life. New research, however, shows how our planet probably has acquired them. Scientists are saying a Mars-sized planet has hit the Earth about 4.4 billion years ago. On the one hand, it served as a “donor” to the important ingredients for life, as its core was rich in sulfur. On the other – it has led to the formation of the Moon, our natural companion. Experiments prove that much of the nitrogen and carbon of the Earth is the result of this...
A Meteorite Hit the Moon During Monday’s Total Lunar Eclipse

A Meteorite Hit the Moon During Monday’s Total Lunar Eclipse

A meteorite hit the moon during Monday’s total lunar eclipse The impact happened at 4:41:38 am GMT exactly, or 11:41:38 pm ET 21 January, 2019 The confirmation of the impact came this morning from the Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS), a project developed by the University of Huelva and the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalucia. MIDAS uses three observatories to capture transient events happening on the surface of the Moon. Monitoring these impacts is very important. By learning about what is hitting the lunar surface we can better understand the space environment around the Earth-Moon system. Plus it...
It Turns Out That Our Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

It Turns Out That Our Moon Once Had an Atmosphere

A new study showed that the Moon had an atmosphere 3 to 4 billion years ago. It was formed when volcanic eruptions have shaken our companion and trowed out gases over its surface, as their speed was too high to be scattered in space. Now days, our Moon has no atmosphere because the magnetic field and the mass are not strong enough to hold it. Unlike the Earth, that keeps its atmosphere, any Moon’s atmosphere would be quickly taken away by the Solar Winds. But some time ago the situation was not like today, even if it was for astronomical...
Japan Plans to Send Their Own Astronaut to the Moon by 2030

Japan Plans to Send Their Own Astronaut to the Moon by 2030

The Japanese space agency JAXA has officially confirmed that it intends to send its own astronaut to the Moon. This is the first such mission in the history of the Land of the Rising Sun, which must become a reality by 2030. The government must give its approval to the implementation of JAXA’s innovative program, but this is a matter of formality. I remind you that Japan have their own module and astronauts aboard on the International Space Station (ISS). Sending a person to the moon will definitely be the most ambitious task of JAXA so far and will overshadow...