Double Moon: Debunked

In what seems to be a newly-evolved form of the 15-year-old Mars Hoax¬†people have recently been asking me about a “double Moon” that they heard is supposed to occur. I hadn’t come across it myself (maybe because I follow too much *actual* science news) but it sounded suspiciously familiar and, now being August, I figured…

Eagle’s Landing Site

This is what the Apollo 11 landing site looks like today from lunar orbit via NASA’s¬†Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Visible here is the remaining descent stage of the lander, a couple of left-behind scientific experiments and the tripod of a television camera as well as a dark trail of footprints to “Little West” crater left by…