Venus: Russian Soviet spacecraft landed on Venus. They own the title of being the first spacecraft to land on another planet and transmit back to Earth. Saturn’s moon Titan: European Space Agency (ESA) became the first to land on Titan and the farthest landing from Earth ever made.
“I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomenon is real. It has been covered up by governments for quite some time now.” — Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 “For nearly 50 years, the secrecy apparatus within the United States […]
The Moon receives an equal amount of sunlight on each side, during the lunar day. The dark side of the Moon refers to the side opposite to the one we see. Since the Moon is tidally locked to the Earth, we only ever get to see one side of the Moon from our vantage point […]
To get an idea of how small we are in the universe keep in mind that more than a million Earths can fit inside our own sun and below is a picture of our sun next to the largest start we know of. Largest star: UY Scuti- 1708 Solar radii (1.19 billion km).
There is one dead body on the Moon, Eugene Shoemaker, his ashes were scattered onto the Moons surface. The Moon is a planet. The Moon doesn’t actually orbit the Earth. The Earth and Moon orbit each other, around a point between them called a barycenter. The Moon is older than Earth. Moondust smells like gunpowder […]
Audi, in collaboration with Berlin-based start-up PTScientists, is launching the first ever private moon mission, scheduled for 2019. The mission objective is to explore the moon as a potential future human habitat. The Audi lunar Quattro vehicles will be playing a key role in this mission.
They are very interested the potential of harvesting a clean and efficient form of energy from the Moon known as Helium-3. It could provide safer nuclear energy in a fusion reactor, since it is not radioactive and would not produce dangerous waste products.
The Moon could also be used as a base for further space exploration.
The painting, “The Glorification of the Eucharist“, was painted by Ventura Salimbeni in 1595, and hangs in Florence, Italy. Below on the left is the painting but on the right is the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, Sputnik.
The painting is surprisingly similar to Sputnik, even to the point where we see a little nodule on the side of the object in the painting and a nodule on the side of Sputnik. A closeup of the painting reveals a metallic like construct with antennas and a status light. What makes it even more interesting is the emphasis on the nodule since Sputnik was sent into space primarily to spy on the US using a camera.