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Watch: Moonbyul shares trailer for ‘Moon’ online show

Watch: Moonbyul shares trailer for ‘Moon’ online show

Entertainment
May 21 (UPI) -- South Korean singer Moonbyul is gearing up for her upcoming online show. The 27-year-old K-pop star, a member of the girl group Mamamoo, shared a trailer Thursday for her 1st Ontact Live show. The teaser shows footage of Moonbyul on the set of a photoshoot and images of a solar eclipse. 1st Ontact Live will take place Saturday on Mamamoo's Naver and V Live. The show is a "global video chat fansign" event. 1st Ontact Live is in support of Moonbyul's forthcoming album, Moon. The album is a repackaged version of the singer's solo EP, Dark Side of the Moon, released in February. Moon is slated for release May 29. Moonbyul came to fame with Mamamoo, which also consists of Solar, Wheein and Hwasa. The group released its second studio album, Reality in Black, in November. ...
Human urine could help make concrete on Moon: Space agency

Human urine could help make concrete on Moon: Space agency

Technology
The European Space Agency says human urine could one day become a useful ingredient in making concrete to build on the MoonByThe Associated PressMay 8, 2020, 1:45 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBERLIN -- The European Space Agency said Friday that human urine could one day become a useful ingredient in making concrete to build on the Moon. The agency said researchers in a recent study it sponsored found that urea, the main organic compound in urine, would make the mixture for a “lunar concrete” more malleable before it hardens into its sturdy final form. It noted that using only materials available on site for a Moon base or other construction would reduce the need to launch supplies from Earth. The main ingredient in “lunar concrete” woul
Bezos and Musk compete to build lunar lander for moon mission

Bezos and Musk compete to build lunar lander for moon mission

Technology
NASA has given SpaceX and Blue Origin the nod to develop its new lunar landers which will take the first woman and the next man to the surface of the moon.The private spaceflight companies, owned by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, will develop competing systems in parallel, alongside a third company called Dynetics, but NASA will eventually choose one. NASA has awarded the three companies 10-month contracts that are worth a combined $ 967m (£770m), with payments subject to the companies reaching specific development milestones. Image: NASA's new Artemis mission will return the space agency to the moon The contracts are to design and build the human landing systems for NASA's return to the moon by 2024, including the launch and landing vehic
Why does President Trump want to mine on the Moon?

Why does President Trump want to mine on the Moon?

Science
President Trump wants the United States to start mining on the Moon for minerals.The US president recently signed an executive order stating America has the right to explore and use resources from outer space.The order also said the US did not see space as a common area for resources, and didn't need permission of international agreements to get started.But why does he want to mine in space? And what are the benefits?Radio 1 Newsbeat has been speaking to a couple of experts who can fill us in. 'Extending life beyond Earth'According to Sarah Cruddas, mining the Moon will help humans travel further in space, to places like Mars.Sarah's a space journalist and says the Moon can become "an intergalactic petrol station" - because it has the resources needed for...
Earth has new, but temporary, natural moon

Earth has new, but temporary, natural moon

Science
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- There is a new, but temporary, natural moon orbiting Earth, according to the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center. The group announced the discovery of 2020 CD3 in an update this week. "Orbit integrations ... indicate that this object is temporarily bound to the Earth," astronomers wrote in the update. "No evidence of perturbations due to solar radiation pressure is seen, and no link to a known artificial object has been found. Further observations and dynamical studies are strongly encouraged." As EarthSky reported, the new mini moon was first spotted by astronomers at the Catalina Sky Survey, based at the University of Arizona, on February 15. Scientists have since observed the object 30 times, confirming its orbit around Earth. Several of astronomer...