Artist's illustration of NASA astronauts near the moon's south pole, a region thought to be rich in water ice, a key resource that could help humanity extend its footprint out into the solar system. (Image credit: NASA)

The rush to return humans to the Moon and build lunar bases could threaten opportunities for astronomy

Artist's illustration of NASA astronauts near the moon's south pole, a region thought to be rich in water ice. (Image credit: NASA) By Martin Elvis, Published by The Conversation, 30 May 2024 The 2020s have already seen many lunar landing attempts, although several of them have crashed or toppled over. With all the

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Was going to space a good idea?

By Alice Gorman, Published by The Conversation, 4 December 2023 In 1963, six years after the first satellite was launched, editors from the Encyclopaedia Britannica posed a question to five eminent thinkers of the day: “Has man’s conquest of space increased or diminished his stature?” The respondents were philosopher Hannah Arendt,

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