Toyota’s Moon Rover

Traditionally limiting their endeavors to the Earth’s surface, Toyota now has plans to go to the moon. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced a partnership with the carmaker to place a self-driving rover on the moon in 2029. Using Toyota’s fuel-cell technology and solar power, the rover can transport two passengers over 10,000 kilometers. Though no astronauts will travel to the moon in the rover …

A Moon Cave for an Astronaut Base

A few things inhibit a full-time, human-populated base on the moon: micrometeorites, intense surface radiation and crazy temperature swings (from 100°C/212°F days into -173°C/-280°F nights). Japanese scientists from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency believe they have discovered something that can solve this: a massive cave (potentially once a lava tube) just below surface level. At 31 miles long and 330 feet wide, the space now …

Eclipse Essentials

All the products and tips you need to get the best from of this year's special cosmic event

Eclipses aren’t really uncommon, but this year on 21 August, the United States will have a special view. For the first time since 1918, a total eclipse will cross from the East to the West Coast. That said, not everywhere will have the perfect view of the phenomenon, as the eclipse has a path of totality that will pass through from Oregon to South Carolina. …