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Exploration of the Moon

Lunar craters may hold ancient remnants of earth

Minerals found in craters on the moon may be remnants of asteroids that slammed into it and not, as long believed, the moon's innards exposed by such impacts, a study has found.

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 3:32am

Apollo 11's mission was a 'giant leap for mankind' - and cold war rivalry

At 9.32am on July 16, 1969, a 2,900-tonne Saturn V rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida carrying the Columbia lunar command module and the dreams of a generation.

The mission was Apollo 11, the commander was 38-year-old former navy pilot Neil Armstrong and the destination was the Sea of Tranquility, on the moon.

27 Aug 2012 - 11:57am

Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson Norton

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Digging into China's first moon mission

A Chinese soup spoon inspired Professor Yung Kai-leung to design a robot tool to pick up rocks on the moon.

The device, still in the prototype stage, will be attached to a four-metre-long robotic arm and put on board China's unmanned Chang'e-5 rocket due to land on the moon in 2017.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

HK scientists enlisted for nation's moon project

A team of Hong Kong scientists will join the nation's first lunar project by developing a device to recover samples for the journey back to earth.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Volunteer scheme boosts skills

I joined a community programme called Need Service this year. It helps needy people, such as the elderly, the mentally handicapped, and underprivileged children.

Before our first training day, I thought it would be easy. But the fact is you need to put in a lot of preparation and have a lot of skill to serve them well.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

HK scientists lauded for efforts in China's lunar programme

One of the mainland's most prominent lunar experts has given Hong Kong scientists stellar reviews for their contributions to China's lunar exploration programme.

Ouyang Ziyuan, the chief scientist of the national lunar orbiter project, repeatedly thanked local researchers yesterday for the roles they had been playing.

14 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Taking sides

You may have come across articles offering a detailed estimation of your professional, love and family life in the new year. Your Chinese astrological year of birth is commonly used in the evaluation. Everyone falls into one of 12 categories since there are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac.

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Scientist's art takes off for LV

Dominic Lam Man-kit can't choose between science and art, so he's doing both. The theoretical physics, medical biophysics and neurobiology degree holder, painter and inventor of a creative process called chromoskedasic (whereby film negatives are used as a canvas for painting) is holding his latest exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Gallery in Tsim Sha Tsui.

3 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Global co-operation the key to space exploration

The 40th anniversary today of the first moon landing has evoked global nostalgia for one of mankind's finest moments - a science-fiction dream come true and the fulfilment of president John F. Kennedy's vision of the 'most dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked'.

20 Jul 2009 - 12:00am