At the heart of the first file that opens the paper magazine Futura: the Moon and its last mysteries. A subject that will make 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 magazine is to give you an annual meeting to decipher the major scientific questions of our time (read).
Among our— four cardinal points for 2022! –, deployed over fifty pages, the first looks at the star closest to us, the . Why ? Because humans are returning there this decade, and this time, not for a few hours, but to settle there more permanently. In this perspective, many projects are in preparation, both on the American side with the , as Chinese and European (ESA). And without forgetting the private sector with and its competitors, plus many who dispute the of various elements essential to ambitious installations.
Kick-off of this reconquest: February 2022with the maiden flight of the SLS for the first part of the Artemis program (sister of).
Sterile and arid in appearance, the Moon is not so much after all, as shown by recent discoveries on what is hidden in its subsoil… 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 sum, we return to the Moon to prepare for the future and understand our past and also that of our solar system.
On the program of our Moon file
Reporting. Lunar water: the rush to the poles
A Toulouse laboratory has opened up its. We are fine-tuning a high-tech device that should land on the Moon with a Chinese probe in 2024. The objective: to better understand where the lunar water is and how it evolves. All the space powers are already rushing towards the poles of the Moon hoping to exploit it…
Investigation. Where does the moon come from ?
Ejection of a “drop” offrom the earth in capture of a mysterious distant star, giant cataclysmic impact or product of vaporization within a gigantic donut… A look back at the evolution of theories seeking for 150 years to understand the origin of our satellite, all each more fascinating than the other.
Photo gallery. A Brief History of Moon Sighting
Small contemplative overview in image of the Moon. OfAt NASA, ever more accurate sketches and photos of the Moon speak volumes 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?
It is said that liquid water and organic matter are needed 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 was able to help protect the Earth from cosmic cataclysms and promote the development of life…
Astronomy tutorial. How to calculate the distance to the Moon from your garden?
Because science is not only a reading, but also a practice, here are some brilliant tips from the ancient Greeks to calculate atnaked, 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’re aiming for the moon!