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It’s 50 years since the two Apollo 11 astronauts – Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin – spent 22 hours collecting samples, deploying experiments and sometimes just playing in the Sea of Tranquillity on the Moon. In doing so, they created an archaeological site unique in human history. Now, with what’s been called the New Space Race and plans to return to the Moon, the Apollo 11 and other lunar sites are under threat. We need to protect this heritage for future generations.
Alice Gorman is a South Australian space archaeologist working on space junk in Earth orbit, deep space probes, and planetary landing sites. The Flinders University lecturer features in The Conversation’s podcast series To the Moon and beyond, published to mark the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing of July 1969. This is an edited extract from Alice’s interview with The Conversation’s Sarah Keenihan.
At up to 30cm long and armed with spines for crushing and shredding food, Australian researchers have identified a previously unknown creature that would have been a giant among its neighbours in the waters off modern-day South Australia.