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Lunar Eclipse Explained by NASA Astronomer

Lunar Eclipse Explained by NASA Astronomer

By Sean Patterson April 14, 2014

Tonight’s the night. Millions of people in the Earth’s western hemisphere will be treated to a spectacular event tonight when the moon falls beneath the shadow of the Earth. The event, called a full lunar eclipse, will cast the moon …

NASA Looking For Companies to Build Lunar Landers NASA Looking For Companies to Build Lunar Landers
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NASA’s commercial spaceflight program has largely been a success for the agency. Both SpaceX and Orbital Sciences have now performed successful resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS). With commercial spaceflight a success, NASA is now moving ahead with …

China Moon Landing: Jade Rabbit Touches Down China Moon Landing: Jade Rabbit Touches Down
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China made history on Saturday by successfully landing its first unmanned spacecraft on the moon. The Chang’e-3  reached the moon at about 9.12 p.m Saturday and delivered “Yutu”, nicknamed “Jade Rabbit”. Yutu is a solar powered, six-wheeled robotic rover, equipped with …

China Moon Landing Happened on Saturday China Moon Landing Happened on Saturday

China became the third nation in history to ‘soft-land’ a spacecraft on the moon Saturday, following in the footsteps of the United States and the former Soviet Union. The unmanned spacecraft, Chang’e-3, touched down on the lunar surface, the first …

China Moon Rover To Complete First Lunar Mission China Moon Rover To Complete First Lunar Mission

China is blasting its first lunar rover into space, Sunday, December 1st, from Xichang Satellite Launch Center on China time – Dec. 2. So what exactly are they looking for? Space.com said it was just to hit a milestone launch, …

LADEE’s Laser Sets Space Download Record LADEE’s Laser Sets Space Download Record

NASA has revealed that its Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) set a record for transmitting data from the moon to Earth. The record was set on October 18, when the device transmitted data to Earth at 622 Mbps – six …

Partial Lunar Eclipse Occurring Friday Partial Lunar Eclipse Occurring Friday

There will be a partial lunar eclipse on Friday, October 18, though it maybe be a bit tricky to view from the vantage of North America. The eclipse will be at maximum at 7:50 p.m. EDT, as viewed from the …

LADEE Set in Lunar Orbit, Regardless of Shutdown LADEE Set in Lunar Orbit, Regardless of Shutdown

Regardless of the government shutdown keeping a lot of NASA’s workers at home, the agency was still able to put its LADEE moon probe into lunar orbit. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE, took off from Cape …

Saturn Moon Titan Has Something Earth Needs Saturn Moon Titan Has Something Earth Needs
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Our solar system seems to be shrinking. Planning on moving to Mars? The idea sounded crazy in the past; however, recent strides show that this may become a reality within the near future. Now evidence has surfaced that a moon …

Look Up to See 2013 Harvest Moon Look Up to See 2013 Harvest Moon

The “Harvest Moon” of 2013 will occur on September 19 in the Northern Hemisphere. The Harvest Moon is the traditional name of the full moon occurring closest to the autumnal equinox, that precedes the “Hunter’s Moon,” or the following full …

Late Friday Night, NASA Launched LADEE, A New Spacecraft, Toward The Moon Late Friday Night, NASA Launched LADEE, A New Spacecraft, Toward The Moon
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Yesterday, NASA launched a new moon probe, which has the technical name of Lunar Atmospheric Environment Explorer (LADEE). It was launched late on Friday night, September 6, and lived up to all of the hype and then more. The probe …

Mars Rover Curiosity Records Phobos Eclipse Mars Rover Curiosity Records Phobos Eclipse

For over one month now, Mars rover Curiosity has been cruising along the surface of Mars on its way to a Martian mountain named Mount Sharp. The rover’s journey will take several months, and it has been setting driving records …

Saturn’s Moon Titan May Have Solid Ice Shell Saturn’s Moon Titan May Have Solid Ice Shell

Saturn’s Moon Titan has consistently been one of the most fascinating objects in our solar system. In just the past two years, astronomers have found large bodies of water on the moon, seen the satellite’s weather form a seasonal vortex, …

Water Found on Moon’s Surface, More Could be Below Water Found on Moon’s Surface, More Could be Below

Researchers from the Indian Space Research Organization this week have announced that the Chandrayaan-1 probe has founde evidence for water on the surface of the Earth’s moon. The water, referred to as “magmatic,” is locked in mineral grains and could …

Neptune’s 14th Moon Was Discovered on July 1st Neptune’s 14th Moon Was Discovered on July 1st

Neptune is the 8th planet from the sun at nearly 2.8 million miles, or 30 times as far away as earth, and makes a rotation around the sun every 165 years. It was the first planet to be located through …

New Neptune Moon Found by Hubble Space Telescope New Neptune Moon Found by Hubble Space Telescope
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NASA this week revealed that a new moon has been spotted orbiting the furthest planet from the sun, Neptune. The moon, the 14th known to be orbiting Neptune, has been labeled S/2004 N 1. The small rock is the smallest …

Supermoon 2013: The Best Pics From Social Media Supermoon 2013: The Best Pics From Social Media

There’s nothing quite like a celestial event to get the internet excited. Over the weekend, the full moon appeared slightly larger in the night sky, a phenomenon dubbed a “supermoon.” NASA this past weekend released a video explaining just what …