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South Korean actor Moon Ji-yoon dies at 36

Mar 20, 2020 - 10:29 AM

Moon Ji-yoon rose to acting fame with the 2002 K-drama 'Romance'

Earth's got a new 'moon' – here's what to expect

Feb 29, 2020 - 3:13 PM

For a while at least, our main moon has a very tiny cousin

TWO MOONS. The Earth currently has two moons, but they won’t look like this in the sky. Author provided

Earth captures new 'mini moon'

Feb 27, 2020 - 7:36 PM

Earth's new neighbor is not in a stable orbit around the planet and is unlikely to be around for very long

'MINI MOON.' The Catalina Sky Survey's' 61" Kuiper telescope and the CSS Schmidt under starry skies at Mt Bigelow Station. File photo from Catalina Sky Survey's website

Katherine Johnson, black NASA mathematician, dies at 101

Feb 25, 2020 - 11:05 AM

Johnson's calculations helped put the first man on the moon in 1969

KATHERINE JOHNSON. Katherine Johnson, NASA employee, mathematician and physicist, in 1966. Photo by NASA

In sickness and in health: Mass wedding in South Korea defies virus fears

Feb 07, 2020 - 2:43 PM

The Unification Church founded by Sun Myung-Moon distributed face coverings to the 30,000 crowd, but only some donned them

MASS WEDDING. Couples wearing protective face masks attend a mass wedding ceremony organized by the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea on February 7, 2020. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

LOOK: Score these Goku, Sailor Moon Tokyo 2020 Olympics merch

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:57 PM

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics brings back the nostalgia of Japan's well-loved anime characters

NOSTALGIA. (left or right) Astro Boy, Sailor Moon, Crayon Shin-chan, Luffy from One Piece, Jibanyan, Naruto, Goku and Pretty Cure are the ambassadors of the Japan Olympic Committee. Photo from Olympic Channel

Seoul appoints 'Mr Smile' as prime minister

Dec 17, 2019 - 6:20 PM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in appoints former parliamentary speaker Chung Sye-kyun, known as 'Mr Smile,' as prime minister

CHUNG SYE-KYUN. Chung Sye-kyun announces the result of the impeachment vote on South Korean President Park Geun-hye during a plenary session at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, December 9, 2016. File photo Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/AFP

Trump and Moon discuss maintaining talks with North – Seoul

Dec 07, 2019 - 3:12 PM

'The two leaders shared an assessment that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is grave,' says spokeswoman of the South's presidential office

Kim Jong-un rejects invitation to South Korea summit – KCNA

Nov 21, 2019 - 4:29 PM

In a commentary, North Korea accuses the South of failing to carry out agreements reached between the two Koreas and harming cross-border ties by relying on the United States

KIM JONG-UN. This picture, taken on April 9, 2018, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. File photo from Korean Central News Agency/AFP

Moon, Abe hold 'friendly' talks on ASEAN sidelines

Nov 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Ties between Seoul and Tokyo are at rock-bottom over a dispute related to Japan's use of forced labor during World War II, with the countries trading retaliatory sanctions

This picture taken on November 4, 2019 and released by the presidential Blue House via Yonhap shows South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (2nd R) talking with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2nd L) during their meeting in Bangkok, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

North Korea's Kim sends Moon condolences for mother's death

Oct 31, 2019 - 3:33 PM

Kang Han-ok dies from a chronic illness on Tuesday, October 29, at the age of 92

MOON JAE-IN. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in delivers an annual budget address at the National Assembly in Seoul on October 22, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Researchers invent device that generates light from the cold night sky – here's what it means for millions living off grid

Oct 26, 2019 - 8:30 AM

With the efficiency of everyday technologies continually improving, thermolectric devices could play an important role in powering society before long

MOONLIGHT. A Supermoon rises against the skyline in Madrid on November 14, 2016. Photo by Gerare Julien/AFP

A new dream for all-female spacewalk duo: To walk on Moon

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:37 AM

NASA is seeking to return to the Moon by 2024. And the space agency promises when two astronauts will stride its surface, the first time humanity has done so since 1972, and at least one of them will be a woman

This undated combination photo obtained from NASA shows astronauts Christina Koch (L) and Jessica Meir. After an infamous spacesuit flub earlier this year that resulted in accusations of sexism, NASA now plans to carry out the first all-female spacewalk this week, it said on October 15, 2019. Koch and Meir will venture outside the International Space Station either October 17 or October 18 to replace a power controller unit that failed over the weekend. HO / NASA / AFP

South Korean president appoints justice minister despite scandals

Sep 09, 2019 - 3:33 PM

Cho Kuk is appointed to the role by President Moon Jae-in

APPOINTMENT. A man watches a television news screen showing South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaking after appointing law professor Cho Kuk as justice minister, in Seoul on September 9, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

Moon rocks can help reveal how life evolved on Earth – and may enable us to resurrect extinct species

Sep 07, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Moon craters can hold the key to explaining how complex, multi-cellular organisms evolved on Earth hundreds of millions of years ago, affording unimaginable insights into our planet’s biological past

Europa: There may be life on Jupiter's moon and two new missions will pave the way for finding it

Aug 31, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Europa is thought to be able to harbor simple, microbial life in its liquid, internal ocean beneath its icy surface

Europa, Jupiter's moon. Image from NASA

South Korea's Moon offers olive branch to Japan

Aug 15, 2019 - 6:51 PM

President Moon Jae-in says Seoul is willing to work with Tokyo to secure 'fair trade and cooperation' in the region

MOON JAE-IN. In this file photo, South Korea President Moon Jae-in addresses journalists on February 17, 2018, in Pyeongchang. File photo by Florian Choblet/AFP

Tardigrades: We're now polluting the moon with near indestructible little creatures

Aug 10, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Tardigrades can survive extremes of temperature and pressure, including the frigid vacuum of space

UP CLOSE. Tardigrades are odd little creatures, measuring up to about half a millimeter long. 3DStock/Shutterstock

Hordes of Earth's toughest creatures may now be living on Moon

Aug 07, 2019 - 11:37 AM

These terrifying-sounding beings aren't aliens but instead microscopic Earthlings known as tardigrades, who likely made it out alive following a crash landing on the lunar surface by Israel's Beresheet probe in April

TOUGH ONES. A 3-D rendered realistic illustration of a tardigrade. By 3Dstock/Shutterstock

Former NASA flight director Chris Kraft dies at 95

Jul 25, 2019 - 12:29 AM

'Chris was one of the core team members that helped our nation put humans in space and on the Moon, and his legacy is immeasurable,' says NASA chief Jim Bridenstine

PIONEER. This file photo shows a portrait of Christopher Kraft taken in 1979. File photo from Wikipedia

'Stronger than ever:' India set for fresh Moon launch attempt

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:36 PM

The South Asian nation is bidding to become just the 4th nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon

One giant leap: 50 years ago, humanity's first steps on the Moon

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:07 PM

(UPDATED) NASA plans to return to the Moon to test technology for Mars by 2024

Apollo 11 space mission US astronaut Buzz Aldrin is seen conducting experiments with the Passive Experiment Package (PSE) on the moon's surface on a picture taken by Neil Armstrong after both climbed down the ladder of the lunar module "Eagle" on July 21, 1969 to become the first men in history to set foot on the moon's surface. AFP PHOTO NASA (Photo by - / NASA / AFP)

Space crew to blast off for ISS on moon landing anniversary

Jul 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The July 20 blast off comes on the same date that NASA's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969, marking a defining moment in the so-called 'space race' with the Soviet Union

APOLLO 11. US Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin is shown walking near the Lunar Module 20 July 1969 during the Apollo 11 space mission. Visible as a reflection in Aldrin's visor is Neil Armstrong, the man who took the photo. Photo by NASA

Hard soil, big jumps and epiphanies: What it's like on the Moon

Jul 10, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Here are impressions of some of American men who walked on the Moon, collected from a series of oral history interviews by NASA

NASA tests launch-abort system for moon-mission capsule

Jul 02, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The exercise aims to test in almost real-life conditions the evacuation of astronauts from the Orion capsule in the event of an explosion or other problem shortly after launch of the rocket taking them into space

TEST. This NASA photo obtained July 2, 2019 shows Ascent Abort-2 successfully launched at 7 am EDT from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. AFP PHOTO /NASA/HANDOUT

North Korea slams South for 'meddling' in U.S. talks

Jun 27, 2019 - 1:23 PM

'The south Korean authorities would better mind their own internal business,' senior foreign ministry official Kwon Jong-gun says, in a stinging rebuke to the North's neighbor days before US President Donald Trump arrives in Seoul

MORE TALKS? US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Moon denies U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks in 'stalemate'

Jun 26, 2019 - 4:11 PM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in – who brokered talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last year – also urges Pyongyang to resume the dialogue to show its desire to denuclearize

MOON JAE-IN. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in at a press conference at the Grand Hotel in Saltsjobaden outside Stockholm, Sweden, on June 15, 2019. Photo by Soren Andersson/TT News Agency/AFP

'Moon Rock Hunter' on quest to track down Apollo gifts

Jun 16, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Lawyer and retired NASA special agent Joseph Gutheinz Jr is on a mission to find moon rocks that went missing after being given as gifts to nations

Joseph Gutheinz, an attorney known as the "Moon Rock Hunter," poses in his office on May 22, 2019 in Friendswood, Texas. Gutheinz has long been dedicated to tracking down missing Apollo moon rock samples. - After Neil Armstrong took a "giant leap for mankind" on the Moon nearly 50 years ago and collected rocks and soil along the way, Richard Nixon presented lunar souvenirs to every nation -- 135, at the time. Dozens of the "goodwill" moon rocks -- some only the size of a grain of rice, others as big as a marble -- have since gone missing, and Joseph Gutheinz Jr is on a mission to find them. (Photo by Loren ELLIOTT / AFP)

Apollo moon rocks help transform understanding of the universe

Jun 16, 2019 - 11:10 PM

While lunar samples have been in NASA hands for 5 decades, new discoveries are still being made

Moon rocks are on display at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on May 23, 2019. - Moon rocks look rather nondescript -- they are often gray in color -- but for NASA planetary scientist Samuel Lawrence, they are the "most precious materials on Earth." What is certain is that the lunar samples first gathered by Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong nearly 50 years ago have helped transform our understanding of the cosmos. (Photo by Chris Lefkow / AFP)

India unveils spacecraft for moon-landing mission

Jun 12, 2019 - 11:06 PM

The mission is India's second to the moon, and if successful, it would put the nation in the league of the US, the former Soviet Union, and China

SECOND MISSION. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists work on the orbiter vehicle of 'Chandrayaan-2', India's first moon lander and rover mission planned and developed by the ISRO, in Bangalore on June 12, 2019. Photo by Manjunath Kiran/AFP

A disc of dust and gas found around a newborn planet could be the birthplace of moons

Jun 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It blows the mind to think we might see other planets and even moons in the process of formation, using the biggest telescope in the world. It’s just another reminder of how small and insignificant we really are.

NEW PLANET FORMING. The bright spot in the center of the image is a new planet forming. Valentin Christiaens et al./ ESO, Author provided

South Korea approves $8 million in aid for hungry North

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:57 PM

It will be the first such aid Seoul has provided Pyongyang since 2015 and follows the North's lowest recorded harvest for a decade, according to the United Nations

DROUGHT. North Korea's border county of Kaepoong is seen from a South Korean observation post in Paju near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas on May 17, 2019. File photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

NASA unveils schedule for 'Artemis' 2024 Moon mission

May 24, 2019 - 11:49 AM

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirms that Artemis 1 will be an uncrewed mission around the Moon planned for 2020

NASA. Administrator James Bridenstine testifies during a hearing before the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee March 27, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Pink Moon dazzles in the night sky

Apr 19, 2019 - 11:01 PM

Here are some photos of the Pink Moon taken from different parts of the Philippines

SPLENDID. The Pink Moon brilliantly dazzles in Clark, Pampanga on Friday night, April 19. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Here's why the Pink Moon on April 19 won't be pink

Apr 18, 2019 - 9:39 PM

The Pink Moon will almost be a 'supermoon' because of its distance from Earth

NASA photo

South Korea's Moon Jae-in seeks fourth summit with Kim Jong-un

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:40 PM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in hails North Korean President Kim Jong-un's willingness to salvage high-stakes talks with the US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) review honor guards during a welcoming ceremony at Pyongyang airport on September 18, 2018. File photo by Pyeongyang Press Corps and AFP

North Korea convenes top-level meeting over 'tense situation' – KCNA

Apr 10, 2019 - 10:50 PM

It comes ahead of the opening of the country's rubber stamp legislature on April 11

TOP-LEVEL MEETING. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called a full meeting Wednesday, April 10, of a top committee of the ruling Workers' Party. File photo by KCNA/AFP

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Blind Stereo Moon

Apr 03, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The indie pop band from Bulacan is performing at Rappler HQ

South Korean police apologize for 70-year-old Jeju island massacre

Apr 03, 2019 - 5:11 PM

South Korean police apologize for the first time over massacres that killed 10,000 people decades ago and the military expressed deep regret

APOLOGY. This photo taken on April 1, 2019, shows victims of the 1948 Jeju uprising paying their respects at the Haewon monument on Jeju island. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

Trump, Moon to meet in Washington in April – Seoul

Mar 29, 2019 - 12:57 PM

Moon will visit Washington on April 11, the South's presidential Blue House says

TRUMP AND MOON. In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018, US President Donald Trump (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands after signing a trade agreement at a bilateral meeting in New York. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

The week in photos: March 16-22, 2019

Mar 23, 2019 - 2:36 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

PARADE READY. Nudists stand in front of a cafe before the start of the Nude Love Parade in San Francisco, California on March 17, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

IN PHOTOS: The last Supermoon of 2019

Mar 21, 2019 - 2:09 PM

A look at the last supermoon of 2019, which is also called a worm moon

A full moon, announcing the end of the winter season, rises over a Church in Skopje, North Macedonia on March 20, 2019. Photo by Robert Atanasovski/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: March 2019 Supermoon

Mar 20, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Stuck indoors? Watch the Supermoon grace the Wednesday night sky here on Rappler.

How a vintage film format brought 'Apollo 11' back to life

Mar 11, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The film injects new life into the most famous space mission of all time, which transfixed the world from July 16-24, 1969

APOLLO 11. US Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin is shown walking near the Lunar Module 20 July 1969 during the Apollo 11 space mission. Visible as a reflection in Aldrin's visor is Neil Armstrong, the man who took the photo. Photo by NASA

South Korea's Moon urges new U.S.-North denuclearization talks

Mar 04, 2019 - 8:08 PM

South Korea President Moon Jae-in urges his officials to find out what exactly had gone awry at the high-stakes meeting, and predicts a deal will ultimately be reached

US-NORTH TALKS. In this file photo, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech during celebrations marking the 72th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, in Seoul on August 15, 2017. File photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/Pool/AFP

Moon says Trump expressed regret at not striking North Korea deal

Feb 28, 2019 - 7:52 PM

'While President Trump expressed regret that he didn't reach an agreement at the Hanoi summit, he made clear his resolve to solve the issue with North Korea through dialogue,' says a statement from the presidential Blue House

ALLIES. US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-In (R) during a joint press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 7, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/Pool/AFP

The week in photos: February 16-22, 2019

Feb 23, 2019 - 7:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

HOMECOMING. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray blows a kiss to well wishers during a homecoming parade in Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Kim-Trump summit a 'remarkable breakthrough' for peace – Moon

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:08 PM

'For us, the era of peace and prosperity on the peninsula has drawn closer,' says President Moon Jae-in in his first comments since the summit was announced

'BREAKTHROUGH.' This handout photo taken on June 12, 2018 and released by The Straits Times shows US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) looking on as documents are exchanged between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2nd R) and the North Korean leader's sister Kim Yo-jong (2nd L) at a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. AFP PHOTO / The Straits Times / Kevin LIM

LIST: 5 date places for different couples this Valentine's

Feb 09, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Say it with video games, a spa date, or a fancy dinner out!

The week in photos: January 19-25, 2019

Jan 26, 2019 - 4:03 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

PROTEST. Women dressed as France's symbol Marianne and showing fake injuries take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the Yellow Vest (gilets jaunes) movement in Lille, France, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP