Whatever Happened to All the Moon Trees? – Atlas Obscura

Moon Trees were planted across the country, including a sycamore in Philadelphia's Washington Square (left and right) and a loblolly pine in Sebastian County, Arkansas (middle). The one in Philadelphia was replaced with a clone.

Many of the “Moon Trees” didn’t fare so well back on Earth.

Source: Whatever Happened to All the Moon Trees? – Atlas Obscura

SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED

The Beresheet lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon. But did any of it survive the crash?

Source: SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED

Astronomers Find What May Be First Exomoon—And It’s an Absolute Unit | Smart News | Smithsonian

Exomoon

Astronomers suspect that there’s Neptune-sized celestial body trailing an exoplanet about 8,000 light years

Source: Astronomers Find What May Be First Exomoon—And It’s an Absolute Unit | Smart News | Smithsonian

APOD: 2018 June 4 – Moon Setting Behind Teide Volcano

“Explanation: These people are not in danger. What is coming down from the left is just the Moon, far in the distance. Luna appears so large here because she is being photographed through a telescopic lens. What is moving is mostly the Earth, whose spin causes the Moon to slowly disappear behind Mount Teide, a volcano in the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa. The people pictured are 16 kilometers away and many are facing the camera because they are watching the Sun rise behind the photographer. It is not a coincidence that a full moon rises just when the Sun sets because the Sun is always on the opposite side of the sky from a full moon. The featured video was made last week during the full Milk Moon. The video is not time-lapse — this was really how fast the Moon was setting.”

Source: APOD: 2018 June 4 – Moon Setting Behind Teide Volcano

Baffled QVC Hosts Can’t Quite Figure Out What The Moon Is

Baffled QVC Hosts Can’t Quite Figure Out What The Moon Is.

“That’s no moon… It’s a space station!”
“It’s too big… It must be a planet. The planet Moon!”
“Uh, no, it’s a space station. I can feel it.”
“Are there things living on it?”
“Yes…”
“Then it’s a planet!”
“You also think a parsec is a time unit.”
“Let’s call them and find out…”
“::pshhhhh:: Hello, this is the Death Star… ::pshhhh::”
“It can’t be a star! We know stars are suns! We’re not stupid! Your feet would burn!”
“Maybe he’s on the dark side.”
“Suns don’t have dark sides. Only moons and planets do, and if things live on it, it’s a planet!”
“::pshhhhh:: This is a fully functional space station. ::pshhhh::”
“Told you.”
“But if that’s a space station…”
“::pshhhhh:: I’m hanging up now. ::pshhhh::”
“No, wait! Um… Do you want to buy a splotchy green blouse?”
“::pshhhhh:: Do I *look* like I want to buy one? ::pshhhh::”
“You look like you could use some color. If you buy within the next ten parsecs we can throw in…”
“::pshhhhh:: Goodbye. ::pshhhh::”
“Yes, it IS a good buy! And shipping & handling is onlyAAAAGGGKHHH” ::no carrier::
“Who was that, another planet?”
“::pshhhhh:: It’s not a planet. Nothing’s living on it. Now. But it did look like a pretty star for a moment. ::pshhhh::”