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In April 2023, private spaceflight company ispace launched the HAKUTO-R Mission 1 (M1) lander, meant to touch down in the Atlas crater on our Moon on April 25. ispace is a Japanese robotic exploration company that competed in the Google Lunar X Prize (GLXP), sometimes called Moon 2.0. They were awarded $500,000 for the Mobility…
Meteorites are fragments of asteroids or comets that have survived their passage through the Earth’s atmosphere and have impacted the Earth’s surface. These extraterrestrial rocks have fascinated humans for centuries and have provided valuable insights into the formation and evolution of our Solar System, approximately 4.6 billion years ago. According to current scientific understanding, the…
WHAT ARE TEKTITES? The idea that continents on Earth today had once constituted a “supercontinent” was prevalent in geologic studies. Pangea was the supercontinent that existed in the late Paleozoic era and was centered on the Equator, surrounded by a vast “superocean” called Panthalassa. Scientists estimate that Pangea was assembled approximately 335 million years ago…