LecDem Blog

STEM News Tip: A Busy Month on the Moon

We’ve had some big events this past month on our usually-quiet moon. India’s Chandrayaan-3 probe made a successful soft landing at the lunar south pole, the first ever to achieve such a landing in this region. The probe and the rover it carries will be carrying out scientific surveys of the area.

Meanwhile, Russia’s Luna-25 probe attempted a similar landing this month but crashed due to a malfunction during an orbital burn.

A followup mission, Luna-26, is planned for 2027.


Read more at Scientific American:

More Articles ...

  1. Maryland Day 2023
  2. Outreach Events in February are Hot and Cold!
  3. Happy Spring 2023!
  4. STEM News Tip: Coming soon to a sky near you! Comet 2022 E23 (ZTF)
  5. PhysCon 2022!
  6. Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Prof. Michelle Girvan
  7. Welcome to Autumn 2022 at UMD Physics!
  8. Blog Flashback: Birthday of CS Wu
  9. Demo Highlight: Air Table
  10. STEM News Tip: May’s Lunar Eclipse
  11. Demonstration Highlight: Reflecting Telescope Models
  12. STEM News Tip: Prof Sarah Eno elected AAAS Fellow
  13. Demonstration Highlight: Gravitational Lensing Model
  14. STEM News Tip: JWST Deployment
  15. Demonstration Highlight: More Fun with Polarization
  16. Demonstration Highlight: Fourier Synthesizer
  17. STEM News Tip: AIP Marks 90th Anniversary
  18. STEM News Tip: JWST Launch Delayed
  19. Demonstration Highlight: Electromagnetic Can Smasher
  20. Demonstration Highlight: Refraction
  21. STEM News Tip: Three New Articles In Science Education
  22. Demonstration Highlight: The Force on a Current in a Magnetic Field
  23. Demonstration Highlight: The Tesla Coil, Part Two
  24. STEM News Tip: Black In Physics Week 2021
  25. Demonstration Highlight: Tesla Coil, Part 1
  26. Demonstration Highlight: Parallel Plate Capacitor
  27. Demonstration Highlight: Friction on an Inclined Plane
  28. Demonstration Highlight: Rotating Chair and Bicycle Wheel Gyroscope
  29. Demonstration Highlight: Pulleys and Mechanical Advantage
  30. STEM News Tip: Updates on Fall Webinars and Virtual Talks from Scientific Organizations
  31. Demonstration Highlight: Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
  32. Demonstration Highlight: Double Cone
  33. Demonstration Highlight: Focusing Heat
  34. STEM News Tip: Coming events
  35. On the Physics of Work
  36. Demonstration Highlight: Buoyancy
  37. STEM News Tip: Hurricane Ida
  38. Welcome to Fall 2021!
  39. Demonstration Highlight: Rotating Chair and Weights
  40. Demonstration Highlight: Electric Fields
  41. STEM News Tip: Donna Hammer wins Board of Regents Award
  42. Demonstration Highlight: Pendula of Different Masses
  43. STEM News Tip: Keep An Eye Out For Meteors This Month!
  44. Demonstration Highlight: Galileo's Pendulum
  45. STEM News Tip: UMD Tech Spin-Offs Highlighted
  46. STEM News Tip: APS Public Engagement Webinars This Week
  47. Demonstration Highlight: Chaotic Pendula
  48. STEM News Tip: AIP Reports on National Survey of High School Physics
  49. Demonstration Highlight: Charged Balloon
  50. STEM News Tip: AIP Celebrates 90th Anniversary This Month
  51. STEM News Tip: Prof. Alicia Kollár Receives NSF Award
  52. Happy 145th birthday to Harriet Brooks
  53. Demonstration Highlight: Hookes Law and SHM
  54. STEM News Tip: NASA STEM Stars Program
  55. STEM News Tip: Scientific American on the Future of Particle Physics
  56. Demonstration Highlight: Astro Blaster
  57. STEM News Tip: AIP TEAM-UP Webinar With Dr. Jami V Miller & Prof Kelly Nash
  58. Demonstrations Highlight: Lenz's Law
  59. STEM News Tip: NASA EPDC Outreach Programs
  60. STEM News Tip: Earth Observation Hackathon
  61. Profiles in Physics @ UMD: Prof. Manuel Franco Sevilla
  62. Demonstration Highlight: Inertia of a Lead Brick
  63. STEM News Tip: #BlackInAstro Week 2021
  64. STEM News Tip: New Research on the Physics of Viruses
  65. Demonstration Highlight: Laser Waterfall
  66. Celebrating the birthday of Chien-Shiung Wu
  67. Demonstration Highlight: Cosmic Ray Detector
  68. STEM News Tip: Eclipse Season
  69. STEM News Tip: Non-Newtonian Fluids for Cookout Season
  70. Happy Graduation!
  71. Demonstration Highlight: Coănda Effect
  72. STEM News Tip: Raman Spectroscopy for COVID-19 Testing
  73. STEM News Tip: NMAAHC on Experiences of African Americans in STEM
  74. STEM News Tip: Physics Today features classic article on computers in physics education
  75. Demonstration Highlight: Diffusion Distribution Models
  76. STEM News Tip: APS Begins Public Engagement Webinar Series
  77. STEM News Tip: KiNET-X Experiment Launches from Wallops Tonight
  78. Demonstration Highlight: Projectile Motion - Pellet and Falling Target
  79. UMD Physics Summer Programs 2021
  80. STEM News Tip: Prof. Buonanno elected to NAS
  81. Demonstration Highlight: Hill Track
  82. STEM News Tip: Physics Today interviews Shirley Ann Jackson
  83. Demonstration Highlight: Rotating Rings
  84. STEM News Tip: Earth Day 2021
  85. Demonstration Highlight: Tyndall's Experiment
  86. STEM News Tip: Atom interferometry in free fall
  87. Demonstration Highlight: Smoke Vortex
  88. Demonstration Highlight: Eddy Current Pendulum
  89. STEM News Tip: Measuring the gravitational force of tiny masses
  90. Demonstration Highlight: Plane Mirror
  91. STEM News Tip: The Physics of Music Recital Rooms
  92. Demonstration Highlight: Diameter and Circumference
  93. Demonstration Highlight: The Theremin
  94. STEM News Tip: Physics Today on Physicists & Mental Health in the Pandemic
  95. Demonstration Highlight: Centers of Mass
  96. STEM News Tip: Follow Along With Mars In March!
  97. Demonstration Highlight: Visible and Invisible Spectra
  98. Demonstration Highlight: Brass Barbell
  99. STEM News Tip: NASA's Mars 2020 Has Landed!
  100. Profiles in Physics @ UMD: Dr. Kate O'Neill
  101. Demonstration Highlight: Discharging capacitor
  102. STEM News Tip: This Week on Mars
  103. Demonstration Highlight: Simple Harmonic Motion Video
  104. STEM News Tip: Science Policy 2021
  105. Demonstration Highlight: Flame Tube
  106. UMD Research Commons workshops return for 2021
  107. STEM News Tip: TRAPPIST-1 Planets
  108. Demo Highlight: Funnel Cart
  109. STEM News Tip: Space Launch News
  110. STEM News Tip: Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard)
  111. Demo Highlight: Hydraulic Press
  112. STEM News Tip: NANOGrav and Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves
  113. Demo Highlight: Polarizers and Light Source
  114. STEM News Tip: AIP Oral History Interviews
  115. Demo Highlight: Newton's Cradle
  116. STEM News Tip: Phosphine and Venus Update: The Research Goes On
  117. A Festive Time: Happy Isaac Newton's Birthday
  118. STEM News Tip: Winter Solstice 2020
  119. Demo Highlight: Rolling vs. Sliding
  120. STEM News Tip: Space, Sun, Stones, and Streaming
  121. Demo Highlight: Suspended Slinky
  122. STEM News Tip: Geminids Meteors
  123. STEM News Tip: Physics Today Features Music & Acoustics for International Year of Sound
  124. STEM News Tip: National Math Festival Online
  125. Demo Highlight: Pendulum Length Ratio
  126. STEM News Tip: Arecibo Observatory to be Decomissioned
  127. Demonstration Highlight: Potential Well
  128. STEM News Tip: UMD Data Challenge 2021
  129. STEM News Tip: Space Launch System Tests Resume
  130. STEM News Tip: The Mathematics of a Pandemic
  131. STEM News Tip: Try NASA’s Eyes on for size!
  132. STEM News Tip: AIP Foundation & TEAM-UP Report
  133. Demo Highlight: Free Fall in Vacuum
  134. STEM News Tip: New Comet in the Neighborhood
  135. Demo Highlight: Van de Graaff and Pie Pans
  136. STEM News Tip: Upcoming Virtual Events with UMD Science
  137. Demo Highlight: The Shive Wave Machine with Prof. Peter Shawhan
  138. The Physics of Bats
  139. Demo Highlight: Electromagnet With Bang
  140. STEM News Tip: Webinar Series
  141. STEM News Tip: Sci-Fi Costumes at Air&Space Museum
  142. STEM News Tip: DOE on STEM Careers
  143. Demonstration Highlight: The Egg Crusher
  144. STEM News Tip: Upcoming SPS Virtual Colloquium with Dr. Nicole Gugliucci
  145. STEM News Tip: Physics Comedy at the Maryland STEM Festival
  146. STEM News Tip: Dean Steve Fetter wins APS Leo Szilard Lectureship Award
  147. Demonstration Highlight: Guitar & Oscilloscope
  148. STEM News Tip: 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics Announced
  149. Demo Highlight: Racing Balls 2
  150. STEM News Tip: Maryland STEM Festival 2020
  151. Demonstration Highlight: Fourier Analysis
  152. STEM News Tip: Learning Resources for Nuclear Power
  153. Today in Physics History: Neptune
  154. Highlight: Van de Graaff Generator Animation
  155. STEM News Tip: Exoplanet around a White Dwarf Star
  156. Animation Highlight: Pendulum Waves
  157. STEM News Tip: Quantum Fireside Chat with Nobel Laureate Bill Phillips
  158. Demo Highlight: Laser and Double Slit
  159. STEM News Tip: Phosphine on Venus
  160. STEM News Tip: COVID-19 and the Physics Job Market
  161. Highlight: Radio Waves and Faraday Cage
  162. Remote Teaching Resources
  163. STEM News Tip: New Gravitational Waves Discoveries!
  164. Atwood's Machine: Testing Newton’s Second Law
  165. STEM News Tip: Some new articles in science teaching & information, August 2020
  166. Demonstration Highlight: Masses Dropped and Shot
  167. STEM News Tip: Native American Physics & Astronomy
  168. STEM News Tip: Titan and its Atmosphere on APOD
  169. STEM News Tip: COVID-19 impact on research
  170. The Tablecloth, the Coin, and Other Adventures with Inertia
  171. Quantum Demonstration and Simulation: The Hydrogen Atom
  172. STEM News Tip: New Atmospheric Phenomena Spotted on Venus
  173. STEM News Tip: SPS Virtual Colloquium
  174. Demonstration Highlight: Simple Harmonic Motion & Uniform Circular Motion
  175. STEM News Tip: Meteor Showers and Rain Showers
  176. STEM News Tip: Sonic Tourism
  177. Demonstration Highlight: Electromagnet
  178. STEM News Tip: Mars 2020 launches this week!
  179. STEM News Tip: Nova Reticuli 2020
  180. How many demonstrations?
  181. STEM News Tip: Solar Observer webcast this week!
  182. STEM News Tip: Children Learning About Gears
  183. Space News: The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
  184. Demo Highlight: Vector Addition
  185. Demonstration Highlight: The Pencil and Plywood Experiment
  186. Demo Highlight: The Ripple Tank and a Ripple Tank Simulator
  187. Demo Highlight: The Racing Balls in Slow Motion
  188. Happy birthday, Alexander Müller
  189. New Demonstration: The Paramagnetism of a Dysprosium Pendulum
  190. Welcome to Spring 2020
  191. Light Up the Night: Neon and "Neon" Lights
  192. A Heated Discussion In Class
  193. The Physics Soda Can Returns: Electrostatic Induction
  194. Physics Teatime 3: Do Not Try This At Home
  195. Introducing Our Newest Center of Mass Demonstration
  196. FLIGHT!
  197. Happy Birthday Carl Sagan
  198. Hot Air Balloon
  199. Upcoming Events at UMD Physics!
  200. Welcome to Fall 2019!
  201. Summer Hiatus
  202. Phun with Electrons: Particle or Wave?
  203. Physics Teatime 2: On The Making Of Tea
  204. On the Choosing of Demonstrations
  205. Teatime in Physics
  206. Happy Birthday to Émilie du Châtelet
  207. Seeing Sound: Vibrations on a Plate
  208. Women Nobel Laureates in Physics
  209. Coming Soon: Physics is Phun presents Induction and Deduction
  210. New Portable Ripple Tank
  211. Irene Joliot-Curie
  212. New Demos: Buoyancy and Electromagnetic Forces
  213. Falling into Free Fall
  214. Happy 100th Birthday Katherine Johnson!
  215. Demonstration Orders for the Fall Semester
  216. Welcome!