A Not-So-Holy GRAIL

Last Saturday NASA launched a Delta II rocket carrying two identical satellites. These two satellites will orbit the moon in a tandem orbit and report back what they learn about lunar gravity as well as the structure of the moon from core to crust. The name of this program is Gravity Recovery and […]

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The Great Moon Hoax

On August 25, 1835 the first of a fantastic series of articles was published. Supposedly written by a Dr. Andrew Grant and published in the Edinburgh Journal of Science, this series of articles claimed Sir John Herschel had discovered a vast array of life on the moon; including unicorns, biped beavers, and furry winged humanoid bats. He did all this from an observatory he had built in Cape Town, South Africa.
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