Japan to participate in U.S. lunar exploration program

National Oct 17, 2019

Japan to participate in U.S. lunar exploration program

Japan's space policy committee in the Cabinet Office decided Thursday to participate in the U.S. program to land astronauts on the moon by 2024. Tokyo will notify Washington later this year about the decision by the Committee on National Space Policy. Japan will offer technical cooperation ...

Four-legged lunar rover unveiled in London

World / Science & Health Oct 11, 2019

Four-legged lunar rover unveiled in London

A lunar rover that will explore the moon on foot in 2021 was unveiled in London on Thursday. The new concept, with four legs rather than wheels, will send data back to a larger mother ship, which will transmit it back to Earth. U.K. startup Spacebit ...

'Water bears' may be living on the moon

World / Science & Health Aug 7, 2019

'Water bears' may be living on the moon

There might be life on the moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, extreme cold and decades without food. These terrifying-sounding beings aren't aliens but instead microscopic Earthlings known as tardigrades, who likely made it out alive ...