Watch the Trailer for “The Last Man on the Moon”

by Jason Major May 20, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter On December 14, 1972, at about 5:40 a.m. GMT, Apollo 17 astronaut Eugene Andrew “Gene” Cernan returned to the lunar module Challenger after the endĀ of the third mission EVA to join Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, completing nearly two and a half days […]

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Get Teased by the New “Interstellar” Trailer

by Jason Major December 14, 2013

Christopher Nolan, the writer and director of Memento, Inception, and the most recent Batman films, is taking up space on the big screen next year — literally. Nolan’s newest film, Interstellar, will be a space exploration adventure featuring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, and Michael Caine (of course) and, based on this teaser trailer, […]

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This is the Moon, the Whole Moon and Nothing But the Moon

by Jason Major October 16, 2013

Take a look around the Moon… no, really, take a good look AROUND the Moon! This is a fantastic animation of our planetary partner in space made by the folks on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team at Arizona State University. Assembled from reflectance maps and digital terrain models created from data gathered by LRO’s wide-angle […]

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The Scariest Part of “Gravity” is the Lack Thereof

by Jason Major September 5, 2013

I love science fiction films and I especially love it when the “science” part leans closer to fact than fiction. (Yes, I’m looking at you, Europa Report.) Now I’ve never seen an actual catastrophe in orbit (and I hope I never do) but I have to assume it’d look a whole lot like what’s happening […]

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The New Trailer for “Gravity” Depicts a Dizzying Disaster… in Orbit!

by Jason Major July 24, 2013

If you’ve ever been involved in one, you know that even a minor vehicle accident is a confusing and scary event. Trying to desperately regain control of your own movement as you’re suddenly subjected to forces beyond your control is stressful and terrifying… now imagine it happening at 17,500 mph and 230 miles up and […]

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