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NASA Selects the Sites on the Moon Where Two Astronauts Could Land in 2026

NASA Selects the Sites on the Moon Where Two Astronauts Could Land in 2026

The SLS rocket sits on top of the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center ahead of the Artemis 1 launch.Photo: NASA NASA is going back to the Moon, but first the space agency needs to decide where it’s going to park. On Friday, it revealed 13 candidate landing regions near the Moon’s south pole for …

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Likely Crash Site of Mystery Space Junk Spotted on Moon’s Far Side

Likely Crash Site of Mystery Space Junk Spotted on Moon’s Far Side

The newly formed double crater, spotted on the far side of the Moon near Hertzsprung crater. Image: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University Observations made by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have allowed scientists to identify the spot where a mystery object—likely a discarded rocket body—smashed into the Moon several months ago. The crash site is located near Hertzsprung …

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