At the heart of the first file that opens the paper magazine Futura: the Moon and its last mysteries. A subject that will make the headlines in 2022 and for the rest of the decade, with the expected return of humans to its surface and international collaborations.!
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Why a file on the Moon?
Our motivation for the Futura mag is to give you an annual meeting to decipher the major scientific questions of our time (read).
Among our– four cardinal points for 2022! -, spread over about fifty pages, the first looks at the star closest to us, the Moon. Why ? Because humans are returning there from this decade, and this time, not for a few hours, but to settle there more permanently. In this perspective, many projects are in preparation, as much on the American side with the , as Chinese and European (ESA). And without forgetting, the private sector with and its competitors, plus many , who are fighting over various elements essential for ambitious installations.
Kick-off of this reconquest: February 2022, with the inaugural flight of the SLS for the first part of the Artemis program (sister of).
Sterile and arid in appearance, the Moon is not that much in the end, as recent discoveries show about what hides its basement … Good news for future colonists who, populating lunar villages (printed in 3D?), Will have a lot to do in terms of research, exploration, exploitation, preparation for the conquest of Mars, etc.
In short, we return to the moon to prepare for the future and understand our past and also that of our.
On the program of our Moon file
Reporting. Lunar water: the rush for the poles
A Toulouse laboratory opened its. We are refining a high-tech device that should land on the Moon with a Chinese probe in 2024. The objective: to better understand where and how the lunar water is located. All the space powers are already rushing to the poles of the Moon, hoping to exploit it …
Investigation. Where does the moon come from ?
Ejection of a “drop” of matter from the Earth in, capture of a mysterious distant star, giant cataclysmic impact or product of a within a gigantic donut … Back on the evolution of theories seeking for 150 years to understand the origin of our satellite, each more fascinating than the other.
Photo gallery. A Brief History of Moon Observation
Small contemplative overview in image of the Moon. Ofat NASA, ever more precise sketches and photos of the Moon say a lot about the scientific history of our understanding of the Moon, and our still-intact fascination with its wonders.
Investigation. Do we owe life to the Moon?
They say it takes liquid water and organic matter for a planet to be habitable. But what if a moon was also needed? Scientific investigation in many disciplines reveals to what extent the Moon has been able to help protect the Earth from cosmic cataclysms and promote the development of life …
Astronomy tutorial. How to calculate the distance of the Moon from your garden?
Because science is not just a reading, but also a practice, here are some great tips from the ancient Greeks to calculate in thenaked, via some calculations, the size of the Moon and the distance that separates us from it!
Theof the Futura paper mag is assembled and soon in . Now we are aiming for the moon!