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BLOG: 5 Enduring Conspiracies About the Moon

BLOG: 5 Enduring Conspiracies About the Moon

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on the horizon, we’re taking a brief look at several lunar conspiracies that have taken a place in history, and never quite left. Do they have any truth to them? Are they completely crazy? Can we ever know for sure? Put on your thinking cap - or your tin foil hat - and apply your critical thinking skills as you check out these 5 enduring conspiracies about the Moon.

NEWS: Golden Asteroid is the Target of NASA and Space Miners

NEWS: Golden Asteroid is the Target of NASA and Space Miners

A giant asteroid known as 16 Psyche contains enough precious heavy metals to make everyone on Earth a billionaire. The asteroid, which is about 140 miles wide and orbits the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, is the target of a NASA mission launching in 2022.

NEWS: Mars Rover Captures Photo of Mysterious White Light

NEWS: Mars Rover Captures Photo of Mysterious White Light

It’s probably just swamp gas… right? Along with the moon, Mars has been making space-related headlines frequently in recent weeks, this time with the news that NASA captured a photo of a strange white light glowing on the Martian surface. While scientists are offering a possible explanation for the unexpected light, citing that it’s "likely an effect of the Sun", the find is still a bit of a mystery and opens up questions about life, or at least the plausibility of life, on Mars.