Communicating From the Far Side of the Moon

The far side of the moon (often mistakenly referred to as the “dark side” of the moon) never faces Earth due to the sphere’s elliptical orbit and synchronous rotation. For the first time, information—including a photograph—has been transmitted from the hemisphere by way of China’s National Space Administration’s Yutu-2 rover. While this might not seem like that big of a deal, it marks significant achievements and technological …

Christie’s Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites

Magnificent, naturally-formed sculptures from outer space, now up for auction

Launching today, 11 November 2014, premier auction house Christie’s shines a light on a different sort of rare sculptural wonder. Each lot in their Deep Impact offering happens to be from outer space—be that the Moon, Mars or deep asteroid fields. Nature often inspires art and design, and these beautiful pieces—stretching from across time and the cosmos—are nothing short of inspirational. Raw, natural shapes forged …