• Rare photo of the Moon's far side and Earth

    By Ted Bonnitt on February 24th, 2019

    An image from space showing the entire far side of the Moon with the Earth floating a quarter of a million miles behind it was captured by a Chinese spacecraft on February 3.

    The Longjiang-2 spacecraft has been orbiting the Moon since June 2018, and serving as a relay satellite for China’s Chang’e 4 lunar lander and rover, the first probe to land on the far side of the Moon and out of range from direct communication with mission controllers.

    Chang’e 4 is studying the little known side of the planet never seen from Earth, and recently ...

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  • Pilots report light orbs near crop circle region of Great Britain

    By Ted Bonnitt on February 18th, 2019

    Two pilots reported an encounter with "two large square orange lights" over Great Britain on Thursday, February 14. Witnesses on the ground also reported sightings.

    First reported by Gloucestershire Live, both pilots were flying for Air Midwest, a flight training company based in Wolverhampton when they spotted "unidentified nocturnal lights"  between 8:15p and 8:45p local time over the skies of Gloucestershire.

    The pilots were conducting night navigation exercises in separate aircraft at an altitude of 4000 ft. and 7000 ft. respectively when they "observed one red and one orange lights in the the sky south of Gloucester."

    Both ...

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