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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses for a photograph beside the United States flag

Who owns the Moon?

... international law, nation states are not permitted to own the moon. But there is an ambiguity because when the '67 ... or would they be just capable of exploiting it to their own benefit and sell things off the back of that which they ... at least private companies that went to the moon on their own initiative, if they were able to find anything worth ...

Full Moon

What's special about the Moon?

... sure we can get things right on what is effectively our own front doorstep, on the moon. So the moon in that sense ... long-term? Lewis - I do. It's something that, within my own research of astrobiology and space exploration, it's ... for humanity to do. To start spreading beyond our own planet, look beyond into new horizons, start establishing ...

2004 BL86

Asteroid fly-past

... asteroid 2004 BL86, which, new images reveal, even has its own moon! The distance to the passing "near Earth object" - ... Earth was treated to a fly-past by an asteroid with its own moon... Asteroid fly-past ...

The moon taken by Appolo 12

Lunar X-Prize Heats Up

... of designing, planning, testing and fundraising for their own lunar missions.  To win the huge sum, they need to be ...

Astronaut Gene Cernan in front of a rocket

Giant Rockets to the Moon

... Kennedy Space Centre - a building so large that it has its own weather system. It’s being adapted so that NASA’s ...

Photograph of a full moon, viewed from the Earth

Fly Me to the Moon

... found around the Sun, and the 3-D printed rabbit with its own DNA... This week, we're looking at the future of missions ...

Natural color view of Saturn, composed from a series of pictures taken by the Cassini spacecraft.

Exploring Our Solar System

... in the solar system and each environment brings its own challenges.  In 2004, the Huygens probe landed on ...

Moon

Why doesn't the Moon get a cool name?

... of things. The answer really is that we've known about our own moon for a very, very long time. Almost to the point ...

Barred Spiral Galaxy

Why do galaxies spin?

... is probably where it's coming from, but without doing our own experiment we wouldn't know for sure, but I think that's ... because you're not going to change that. I used to do my own little experiment with my daughter because from a very ...

The asteroid Gaspara

Fact Impact - Asteroids

... into a spherical shape Some asteroids even have their own satellite moons, such as little (1.5 km-across) Dactyl ...

The Future of Travel

The space race of today?

... countries probably can't do all they want to do on their own and this provides a stage, if you will, for nations to ...

Figure 3: Mars. This image illustrates the amount of detail that can be generated from the Hubble telescope. It captures details only 16 km across, even though it is operating at 68 million km from the planet.

Fact Impact - Mars

... Greek mythology. But they're much smaller moons than our own, measuring less than 25 km across. They orbit so close to ...

Plumes of water ice are ejected kilometres above the surface of Saturn's tiny satellite Enceladus

Could Saturn's Enceladus harbour life?

... to power their metabolism as they do on the floor of our own ocean. Graihagh - That would be a pretty exciting ...

 Taken by Hinode's Solar Optical Telescope on Jan. 12, 2007, this image of the sun reveals the filamentary nature of the plasma connecting regions of different magnetic polarity. Hinode captures these very dynamic pictures of the chromosphere. The...

Pulsars, Puddles and Proto-Planetary Discs

... that at least two of them have been found to have their own planetary systems. New research by Fabrice Mottez of the ...

How can more than 100 different species of coral spawn at the same time?

Coral mass-spawning

... they will all wait for specific conditions to maximise its own abilities later on. Oren Levy, Bar-Ilan University in ...

San Francisco Mission District burning in the aftermath of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

The San Andreas' fault - or ours?

... Countries in Asia have long since put into place their own earthquake warning systems. China, for example, has an ... looming for Southern California: the first step toward our own warning system. Just as newspapers had started publishing ...

Image of the Sun's halo as moon passes by

The mission to return to the moon

... management here on Earth and how we can manage our own resources in a more responsible and sustainable way. ...