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new method builds bricks using fake lunar soil, heat from sun


moon explorers could one day build their houses from bricks made out of lunar soil, or regolith, using just the energy of the sun, according to a new experiment by the european space agency (esa).






lunar eclipses: what are they & when is the next one?


lunar eclipses occur when earth's shadow blocks the sun. there are three types; the most dramatic is a total lunar eclipse. find out when is the next one.






general mills commits millions to soil health initiative


general mills is committing $2 million over three years to help the nature conservancy, the soil health institute and the soil health partnership advance its roadmap.






lunar eclipse, comet starring in night sky show this weekend


a partial lunar eclipse will be visible in the twin cities early friday evening.






how to keep your soil loose and light in your garden


your garden bed's design will help keep the soil from getting too compact.






p os: celebrating lunar new year


lunar new year was celebrated sunday in seattle's chinatown international district.






yes, refugees have carried out attacks on american soil


asha abdulkadir was quoted as saying a refugee has never carried out an attack on american soil. where are the fact-checkers?






china marks lunar new year with prayers, incense, fireworks


chinese are lighting incense sticks and praying at temples to wish for an auspicious start to the lunar new year.






neil armstrong’s storied lunar bag could fetch $4 million at auction


neil armstrong's lunar sample bag has had a long and complicated journey over the past half-century.






techniques of the trade: straw bale gardens let you grow anywhere — without soil


planting vegetables, herbs and flowers in straw bales lives up to the promise of letting anyone, anywhere grow a successful garden without any soil, kneeling or weeding.






lunar eclipse in february 2017 - what will it look like? | video


depending on where you are, a penumbral lunar eclipse will occur in the late evening of february 10 or the early morning of feb. 11. “the moon will darken slightly as it p es through the outer edges of earth’s shadow."






disputed 'lunar bibles' land with oklahoma author after state cedes claim


a six-year battle over miniature bibles flown by an astronaut to the moon has ended with a state agency ceding its case for the lunar relics.






lunar eclipse 2017 guide: when, where & how to see it


the next lunar eclipse (a penumbral eclipse, in this case) will happen on feb. 10, 2017. here are the best places, times and tools to see it.






more soil contaminated with tce found in east minneapolis


minnesota officials say they don't know where additional soil contamination from trichloroethylene and other chemicals found in east minneapolis is coming from.






tiny 'moonwatcher' satellite will beam home live lunar views


the startup lunar station aims to launch a cubesat called moonwatcher to earth orbit early next year and then air webcasts based on the spacecraft's sharp imagery. the company has launched a kickstarter campaign to help fund the effort.






moon temple: art project probes spiritual, cultural needs of lunar colony


european space agency artist-in-residence jorge mañes rubio has drawn up plans for a "moon temple" that would help meet the social, spiritual and psychological needs of lunar settlers.






9 secrets to container gardening


pots make gardening seem easy, but there's still plenty that can go wrong. certified organic grower tom yost shares his nine tips for planting in pots this spring. 1. new soil after a year or two of housing flowers or vegetables, the soil in your container garden will be depleted of the nutrients...






mars soil can be used to create city on the red planet


the prospect of a city on mars where humans could live permanently just edged a little closer. scientists have discovered the soil on the red planet can be used to make a building material stronger than steel-reinforced concrete—meaning it could be used to construct the first human settlement on ano...






local woman's bag of moon dust to be sold at auction, possibly for millions


shortly after neil armstrong took "one giant leap for mankind" by stepping on the surface of the moon, he did what any tourist does: he collected a souvenir.armstrong, the first person to set foot on the lunar surface, scooped some lunar rocks into a bag, then placed it into another bag, and put...






nasa's lunar orbiter survives 'speeding bullet' meteoroid


nasa's lunar reconnaissance orbiter (lro) captured a photograph of the moon at the same moment that the spacecraft was struck by a meteoroid traveling faster than a bullet.






uw professor digs in to our problem of soil degradation in ‘growing a revolution


university of washington geomorphology professor david r. montgomery offers three steps to rebuilding our damaged soil in his book. he will speak at town hall seattle on tuesday, may 9.






nasa lunar observation craft hit by meteoroid


in an extremely unlikely sequence of events a camera on a nasa craft fitted with three cameras was hit by a meteoroid while compiling an image, researchers have determined. the lunar reconnaissance orbiter called the lro was hit in 2014. the researchers noticed that something was wrong when the craf...






watch live: lunar & planetary science conference


scientists from around the world have come together in the woodlands, texas this week to discuss the latest planetary science research at the 48th lunar and planetary science conference.






how spacex's 2018 moon flight will work


nearly 45 years after nasa astronauts last embarked on a lunar mission, spacex ceo elon musk has announced his company's plans to send two private citizens on a flight around the moon in 2018. read on to see what spacex's lunar adventure will entail.






colorado investigators testing soil near firestone home explosion to determine i


contractors working for the state started testing soil to determine whether nearby oil and gas operations contributed to a fatal home explosion.






in photos: the snow moon lunar eclipse & comet 45p close encounter


on feb. 10-11, 2017, the full snow moon passed through earth's shadow in a penumbrual lunar eclipse while the comet 45p/honda-mrkos-pajdusáková made its closest approach. see photos of the awesome event here.






sotheby's to auction apollo 11 moon rock bag used for first lunar sample


an apollo 11 lunar sample bag that was the focus of a legal dispute is set for what could become a record sale. sotheby's will auction the pouch at its july 20 space exploration sale.






watch live this week: lunar & planetary science conference


scientists from around the world have come together in the woodlands, texas this week to present the latest planetary science research at the 48th annual lunar and planetary science conference.






visit the moon temple: artist jorge mañes rubio's lunar vision in images


european space agency (esa) artist-in-residence jorge mañes rubio has drawn up plans for a "moon temple" that would help meet the social, spiritual and psychological needs of lunar settlers.






expect long lines to vote in tuesday’s doña ana soil and water conservation dist


the county clerk expects thousands of voters to turn out for the doña ana soil and water conservation district election on tuesday.






watch live tonight! snow moon lunar eclipse & comet webcasts by slooh


the online slooh community observatory will host live, back-to-back webcasts on friday (feb. 10) with live views of the first lunar eclipse of 2017 and the close approach of comet 45p.






trump issues belated well-wishes to china for lunar new year


president donald trump has issued belated well-wishes to china for the lunar new year, the most important holiday in the world's most populous nation, saying he hoped to work with his chinese counterpart xi jinping to build a "constructive relationship." trump had been the only u.s. president in...






watch live now! slooh snow moon lunar eclipse & comet webcasts


the online slooh community observatory will host live, back-to-back webcasts on friday (feb. 10) with live views of the first lunar eclipse of 2017 and the close approach of comet 45p.






night sky webcasts: comet 45p views & snow moon lunar eclipse by slooh


the online slooh community observatory will host live, back-to-back webcasts on friday (feb. 10) with live views of the first lunar eclipse of 2017 and the close approach of comet 45p.






the apollo 10 mission: nasa's lunar landing dress rehearsal in photos


on may 18, 1969, nasa launched the apollo 10 mission to the moon. see photos from this dress rehearsal for the apollo lunar landings that followed in our full gallery here.