Moon Landings: All-Time List [1966-2024]

In the history of Space Exploration, numerous space missions have been undertaken to study the Moon, the Earth’s natural satellite. Here’s the list of successful moon landings (crewed and uncrewed) with dates and mission summaries.

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From Orbit to Ordinary: 10 Earthly Applications of Space Technology

Space exploration and programs, often seen as lofty pursuits aimed at the stars, have a profound and often overlooked impact on our daily lives. While debates continue about prioritizing earthly concerns over cosmic exploration, it’s enlightening to recognize that many innovations we rely on daily are direct results of space research. From the solar cells powering homes to the satellite navigation guiding our journeys, space technology has silently woven itself into the fabric of our everyday existence, transforming and enhancing our world in unanticipated ways.

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Cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. How fast they are actually?

The cheetah, renowned as the fastest land animal on Earth, epitomizes speed like no other creature. While we often hear of its unparalleled velocity, a question that frequently arises is: how fast can a cheetah actually run? Across various sources, speeds ranging from 96 to 120 kilometers per hour (60 to 75 miles per hour) are cited. However, the most accurately documented speed comes from an exceptional individual, a South African cheetah named Sarah (c. 2001-January 22, 2016) from the Cincinnati Zoo.

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What Makes Yellowstone’s Colors?

Yellowstone National Park, renowned for its geysers, also astonishes visitors with the vibrant colors accompanying these thermal features. Gazing upon these landscapes, one is treated to a visual feast of yellows, oranges, reds, and greens in the flowing hot water, the lining of hot pools, and even in the steam which can appear tinged with color.

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Rogue Waves: A Comprehensive Guide to Oceans’ Terrific Giants

Rogue waves, reported by the sailors at least since the 19th century, long dismissed as nautical folklore, have emerged as a serious oceanic phenomenon. These towering, unpredictable waves have captivated sailors’ tales and puzzled scientists for centuries. Once considered mere myths, recent evidence has revealed their real and formidable presence, challenging our understanding of ocean dynamics and highlighting the unpredictable power of the sea.

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NASA and Lockheed Martin unveil X-59: The Dawn of Supersonic Flight without Sonic Boom

NASA, in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, has officially introduced the X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft, a groundbreaking venture poised to redefine air travel. As the centerpiece of NASA’s Quesst mission [see notes 1], the X-59 is designed to address one of the primary challenges to supersonic flight over land – making sonic booms quieter. This unique experimental airplane aims to gather crucial data that could lead to a new era of faster-than-sound commercial flights. This concept has intrigued and challenged aviation experts for decades.

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10 Bizarre Places Where Life Thrives on Earth

The Earth is the only planet we know of that can support life in the cold, vast space. It seems we’re extremely lucky because our planet has a lot of unique characteristics that make life possible on it. But, interestingly, it also seems “where life can evolve, it will”. From the scorching heat of volcanic springs to the intense pressure of ocean depths, life adapts and thrives in settings once deemed uninhabitable. Explore the ten most extreme environments where nature defies limits, revealing the adaptability and tenacity of life in our planet’s harshest conditions. This journey unveils the incredible extremophiles, organisms that redefine our understanding of survival and resilience in Earth’s most challenging locales.

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Solar System’s Planets from the Moon’s Distance

Picture this: observing the solar system’s planets from a vantage point 384,400 kilometers (238,855 miles) away – the same distance that separates the Earth and the Moon. At this unique distance, the planets transform into a fascinating celestial display. Jupiter’s grandeur is more pronounced, its bands and moons visibly distinct. Saturn’s majestic rings, while subtler, still catch the eye with their delicate glow. This perspective not only alters their appearance but also enhances our appreciation for the vast scale and beauty of our solar system.

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What Makes Life on Earth Possible? [10 Crucial Factors]

Amidst the vast, frigid expanse of space, Earth shines as a unique cradle of life. This blue gem has harbored life for over 3.5 billion years and, barring unforeseen catastrophes, promises to continue for billions more. But, what makes life on earth possible? Explore the 10 key elements that make our planet a haven for life.

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What causes the moon’s phases? [Explained]

The phases of the Moon are determined by the changing angles of the Sun, Moon, and Earth, not by the Earth’s shadow, which only causes lunar eclipses. Like the Earth, the moon is only half-lit by the Sun at any time. We see it from different angles at different times, that’s how moon phases occur.

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