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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 …

The ‘Supermoon’ Explained by NASA The ‘Supermoon’ Explained by NASA

This weekend’s full moon sparked curiosity and plenty of social media speculation. The “supermoon,” as it’s dubbed, appeared as a larger full moon, pleasing amateur astronomers and photographers alike. Though there are plenty of photos of the moon to be …

“Supermoon” Is Pretty, But Not Very “Super” “Supermoon” Is Pretty, But Not Very “Super”

The so-called “supermoon” will be visible this Sunday, meaning the moon will be at its closest point to the Earth for the year, and will be brighter than usual. But at least one scientist says that just because it’s been …

Asteroid 1998 QE2 Has Its Own Moon, Will Pass ‘Close’ to Earth Asteroid 1998 QE2 Has Its Own Moon, Will Pass ‘Close’ to Earth

While NASA promises us the latest asteroid to pass close to our planet is no threat, the fact that a moon was discovered in rotation around Asteroid 1998 QE2, does give us an idea of just how big the traveling …

Here’s Video of the Biggest and Brightest Explosion on the Moon That NASA’s Ever Seen Here’s Video of the Biggest and Brightest Explosion on the Moon That NASA’s Ever Seen

Two months ago, NASA observed the largest explosion on the Moon that they’ve ever seen. And today, they’re talking about it and have released a cool video that shows the event as it took place. The explosion was caused by …

The Moon Landing Wasn’t Faked, But Here’s Another Reason Why The Moon Landing Wasn’t Faked, But Here’s Another Reason Why
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There are still people out there who believe that the 1969 Moon landing was a hoax, perpetrated by the U.S. government and that everyone involved has successfully kept that fact from being exposed and proven for over 40 years. If …

Mapping The Moon And Mars Discussed At Google Mapping The Moon And Mars Discussed At Google

Google put up a new At Google talk with Ross Beyer from the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute and Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center, who discusses making maps to explore the Earth, the Moon and …

Mona Lisa Beamed to the Moon by NASA Mona Lisa Beamed to the Moon by NASA
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This week NASA announced it has beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to a satellite orbiting the moon. The image treveled almost 240,000 miles from the Next Generation Satellite Laser Ranging (NGSLR) station at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center …

NASA Probes Smash Into Moon Mountain as Planned NASA Probes Smash Into Moon Mountain as Planned
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NASA’s GRAIL project spacecrafts, Ebb and Flow, crash-landed on the surface of the moon yesterday afternoon. The impact had been pre-planned, and occurred as predicted at 5:28 pm December 17, 2012. The landing site has been named in honor of …

NASA Probes Prepare to Slam Into the Moon NASA Probes Prepare to Slam Into the Moon
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NASA‘s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) probes today completed a burn that irreversibly altered their orbit and have begun skimming the surface of the moon. Over the weekend, the probes, named Ebb and Flow, will orbit ever closer to …

NASA to Crash GRAIL Probes Into the Moon NASA to Crash GRAIL Probes Into the Moon
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NASA this week detailed its plans to crash two lunar-orbiting probes into the moon next week. On Monday, December 17 at 5:28 p.m., the probes, named Ebb and Flow, are part the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) project. They …

NASA Brushes Off Its Apollo Dust Data NASA Brushes Off Its Apollo Dust Data

It’s been 40 years since the last Apollo mission, and this week NASA announced that findings from those missions continue to provide researchers with new insights into the the moon. Scientists at the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC), NASA’s …

Moon is Battered, Reveals New Gravity Map Moon is Battered, Reveals New Gravity Map
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A new gravity map of Earth’s moon shows a record of billions of years of impacts on its surface. The new map, generated by NASA‘s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, is now the highest resolution gravity field map …

NASA TV Replays Kennedy’s Moon Speech Exactly 50 Years Later NASA TV Replays Kennedy’s Moon Speech Exactly 50 Years Later
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NASA is set to relive history as it happened today, and they want you to come along for the ride. At exactly 11:15 am ET, NASA TV will ait a high quality stream of President Kennedy’s famous 1962 “Moon speech,” …

Neil Armstrong Funeral Pays Tribute to the First Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong Funeral Pays Tribute to the First Man on the Moon
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The funeral for the first human to set foot on the moon was held this week, and a memorial service was held today to honor his life and achievements. Neil Armstrong died at age 82 last week, reminding the U.S. …

After Landing On Mars, NASA Blows Up A Moon Lander After Landing On Mars, NASA Blows Up A Moon Lander
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The big news this week, and maybe even all year, is that NASA has officially landed on Mars again. The The Curiosity Mars Rover touched down on the red planet earlier this week and has been sending back gorgeous pictures …

NASA Takes Delivery Of Orion Space Capsule NASA Takes Delivery Of Orion Space Capsule

NASA’s plan for the immediate future is quite simple. Go to the Moon, go to an asteroid, go to Mars. Not in that specific order but that it what we are looking at as the essential missions in the next …

Huge South Pole Moon Crater Could Hold Frozen Water Huge South Pole Moon Crater Could Hold Frozen Water
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The moon still holds some mysteries. One of those being whether or not there is any discernible amount of ice on the surface. While we have been to the moon, we have only visited a very small area. The way …

NASA Unveils New Rover Prototype NASA Unveils New Rover Prototype

Yesterday the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) unveiled the prototype for their new lunar rover that they want to help in future missions. Together with the Canadian Space Agency, NASA is teaming on a project called RESOLVE which stands …

Mars Orbiting Satellite Catches Breathtaking Images Mars Orbiting Satellite Catches Breathtaking Images

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was launched on August 12, 2005 with the express mission of taking hi-resolution photos of the Martian surface. The first photos were returned on September 29 2006 of the Martian surface. The photos below are of …

NASA Asks Future Moon Explorers To Respect History NASA Asks Future Moon Explorers To Respect History

The destiny of the human race lies beyond our planet, but before we can search the stars, we need to colonize the moon. Many countries including China, India, and Japan have expressed serious interest in either putting people or rovers …