22 votes

Google maps for Space exploration

[...] Distance, Route, Space points, Shortest distance available to reach the destination from Planet Earth. For this purpose, space maps tend to be more abstract. If they weren't, solar system maps ...
18 votes

Google maps for Space exploration

Google Earth Pro already includes the Moon and Mars. I don't think it covers traveling there though.
4 votes

Most attractive resource on the Moon

Lunar ice may be of some importance for a different reason: its possible role in making iron and steel. On Earth, we commonly use carbon (coke) to smelt iron from its oxides, thus to make steel. But ...
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3 votes

DIY Lunar regolith simulant

Slag. The moon is differentiated. Effectively, lunar regolith is ore that has been “de-ored”; all valuables have been pulled out (depleted), both by sinking to the core (siderophiles) and by degassing ...
2 votes

Could the Lunar Lagrange Points work for space telescopes?

Pros and cons of space telescope in an Earth-Moon L2-associated libration orbit Pros: Some orbits will allow the possibility of spending some time behind the Moon which can completely eclipse Earth. ...
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