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If No One Owns the Moon, Can Anyone Make Money Up There?

Ambiguities in the 50-year-old Outer Space Treaty may be getting in the way of entrepreneurs seeking opportunities elsewhere in our solar system. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — From Launch Complex 17 here at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, many of NASA’s robotic planetary missions blasted off. Soon, the two massive …

The Many-Moons Theory – The New Yorker

Our planet may once have had dozens of small moonlets, which welded together over the millennia into the object that’s visible today. Unbeknownst to most earthlings, the moon is experiencing a crisis. Geophysicists will tell you that it’s a “compositional” crisis—a crisis regarding the stuff of which the moon is …

Quote of the Day

“The report makes for chilling reading. The findings are beyond doubt and beyond the pale. This is a war crime.” BAN KI-MOON, secretary general of the United Nations, on confirmation of the chemical weapons attack in Syria. Quotation of the Day for Tuesday, September 17, 2013 –

Photos of the Day

A supporter of Moon Jae-in, former human rights lawyer and presidential candidate of the main opposition Democratic United Party, poses during an election campaign in central Seoul, Saturday. via Photos of the Weekend 12/16 – The Christian Science Monitor –