When India’s Chandrayaan 1 found water on the Moon, it changed the course of global lunar exploration. Here’s the story of its discovery that spans 2 decades and across multiple space agencies: blog.jatan.space/p/how-nasa-an 🌗🧊

Decided to further stay away from Twitter because it’s stressful and tweeple are just raging or snarking all the time.

I'll drop by to share my articles and work of others I love but if you want better signal/noise, subscribe to my blogs: jatan.space/#subscribe

Ad Luna. 🚀🌗✨

Added a new Books 📚 page to my personal blog with:
→ Books I recommend
→ Reviews and highlights
→ Friends who recommend great books

Also, I'm now tracking my books through the sleek, not-Amazon-owned website @literalclub@twitter.com. Thanks @PietTerheyden@twitter.com & team!
personal.jatan.space/p/books

U.S. morning boost.

RT @uncertainquark@twitter.com

I'm not a scientist. While I try my best to provide correct technical information as a science writer, I end up making mistakes or oversimplifications at times.

So here's a big THANK YOU to all the scientists, engineers, and experts who correct me without judging or being rude.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/uncertainquark/sta

I'm not a scientist. While I try my best to provide correct technical information as a science writer, I end up making mistakes or oversimplifications at times.

So here's a big THANK YOU to all the scientists, engineers, and experts who correct me without judging or being rude.

Issue #35 of Moon Monday! 🚀🌗

So really enjoy writing these nerdy updates from across the world. 🤓

RT @uncertainquark@twitter.com

Moon exploration last week was 🔥
→ @NASA_SLS@twitter.com mega rocket almost stacked
→ @TeamSpaceIL@twitter.com raises $70M for Beresheet 2!
→ @northropgrumman@twitter.com to build key module of 1st lunar station
→ ISRO's Moon soil
→ @OpenUniversity@twitter.com's water-measuring instrument
& more!
moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue

🐦🔗: twitter.com/uncertainquark/sta

Moon exploration last week was 🔥
→ @NASA_SLS@twitter.com mega rocket almost stacked
→ @TeamSpaceIL@twitter.com raises $70M for Beresheet 2!
→ @northropgrumman@twitter.com to build key module of 1st lunar station
→ ISRO's Moon soil
→ @OpenUniversity@twitter.com's water-measuring instrument
& more!
moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue

My late take on the petty PR wars between Blue Origin and Virgin galactic is that it's no different than what consumer tech companies do all the time.

Space folks are simply not used to seeing "space companies" do this but such messaging isn't for us nerds. Get used to it.

Been getting really insightful links and just good reads in general from this newsletter for a while. I recommend taking a look.

RT @1amnerd@twitter.com

This week's edition: linklist.substack.com/p/linkli twitter.com/1amnerd/status/141

🐦🔗: twitter.com/1amnerd/status/141

Linked to blogs by my friends on my personal blog's homepage as my little way to encourage them: personal.jatan.space

Because the Internet should be less about gaining traction and seeking attention, and more about structured as well as expressive thoughts.

Recommend. His blog has lots of original thinking, and debunks new misconceptions in the space space.

RT @peterrhague@twitter.com

Please consider subscribing to my substack for free space content straight to your inbox planetocracy.substack.com/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/peterrhague/status

The real kicker is the person on the left.

RT @lulumeservey@twitter.com

Internet discourse

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lulumeservey/statu

NASA's boldest robotic Moon mission yet will study and map water ice in one of the harshest planetary environments in the solar system! Launching in 2023 on a commercial @astrobotic@twitter.com lander, no less.

My article on the VIPER rover for @exploreplanets@twitter.com:
planetary.org/space-missions/v

Deleting this Mastodon soon. If you'd like to keep following my writings, subscribe to my blogs directly via RSS or email: jatan.space/#subscribe

My Patreon now has a yearly support option! If you like my space & science writing, I would appreciate your help: patreon.com/uncertainquark

With annual support, you'll save 2 months of money and avoid the hassle of monthly payments. And I get long-term support and pay lower fees.

When I started Moon Monday about 8 months ago, I didn’t think there would be enough happening in lunar exploration and science to report every week. But boy am I happy to have been so wrong!

Here’s to going forward to the Moon. 🚀🌗

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Moon Monday crossed 500 subscribers! 🎉

Thank you to all readers, and to each supporter for helping sustain this free, no-ads newsletter!

Thanks also to the two terrific newsletters—@orbitalindex@twitter.com and @exploreplanets@twitter.com’ The Downlink—for inspiring me to write Moon Monday. :)

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Moon exploration last week:
→ NASA to frequently land humans on the Moon!
→ @MoonVillageAssn@twitter.com wants truly global lunar exploration
→ @Int_Machines@twitter.com & @goonhillyorg@twitter.com partner
→ Our Moon’s scientific value by @_DanOnTheMoon_@twitter.com and @Prof_Clive_Neal@twitter.com
and more! 🚀
moonmonday.jatan.space/p/issue

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