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The Race To Mine The Moon For Helium-3 Is On


LAST weekend, China landed a lunar probe on the moon. It was the world’s first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades. Along with the USA and the old USSR, China is only one of three nations to have reached the moon.

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Posted: 17th, December 2013 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment

The super moon in fantastic photos

DID you see the super moon, the brightest full moon of the year? The moon’s eliptical orbit means that at times it is closer to the Earth. The moon is, on average, 237,000 miles from earth. Tonight that gap is 221,802 miles. Did you see it?

(It’s all an optical illusion, of course. The real moon is in Hollywood studio and is used for propaganda purposes.)

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Posted: 6th, May 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment

The Super Moon In Incredible High Resolution Photos: The Lunar Rock Looms Large

DID you see the moon? The super moon – did you see it? Anorak was on the south coast. The moon was huge and bright. The light hit the sea, casting a triangle of brilliance. Sometimes you just have to stop and stare as the moon was at its closest point to the Earth for almost two decades. Those who climbed St. Michael’s Tower on Glastonbury Tor saw the wonder. So too those who live in Manchester, where the moon glowed in technicolour. Click the photos to make them huge.


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An aircraft flies past the moon over Somerset, UK, as it is at its closest point to the Earth for almost two decades.

Posted: 19th, March 2011 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment

The Lunar Eclipse In Photos: Sweden Invades And A Pagan Orgy Begins

DID you see the lunar eclipse? We’ve got some photos of the moon starting to move into the Earth’s shadow. This is the first time the eclipse has occurred on the Winter Solstice since 1638. Back then, the Swedes had invaded America and created a settlement in Delaware called New Sweden, (The ‘Pilgrim Fathers’ arrived in the Americas on this day 1630), and Galileo Galilei was under house arrest. This year we’ll just stick with the Pagan orgy…


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A lunar eclipse is visible in Scottish Borders, the result of the Moon starting to move into the Earth's shadow.

Posted: 21st, December 2010 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3)

Japan Satellite Transmits Pictures As Crashes Into Moon

THE Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency releases high-definition video from the Kaguya moon probe as it about to crash.

Did you see that? The naked woman

JAXA via Pink Tentacle

Posted: 22nd, June 2009 | In: Technology | Comment

The Man In The Moon Smiles On Sun-Fried Australia

IN Australia it’s hot. Damn hot. When it’s not raining and it’s not snowing it is scorching hot.

And when the sun goes down to recharge for another day’s merciless onslaught, the moon pops up and brigthens everyone’s day…


Posted: 2nd, December 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Strange But True | Comment