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{FD} Makings of Moon landing: 50 years ago, Apollo 11 was one year from ‘giant leap’

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One year before humanity’s first lunar landing, the moon must have still felt quite far away. Continue reading

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{FD} Why did people panic when the Moon changed color?

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On July 27, some people get a rare celestial treat: the longest total lunar eclipse of the century. As the Earth snuggles into perfect alignment between the moon and sun, its shadow will completely cover the moon. Rather than appearing as a black spot … Continue reading

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{FD} Venus and the Moon make picturesque couple in stunning picture

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Stargazers were met with a glittering spectacle across the United States Sunday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel to launch its first spacecraft to the moon

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Israel announced Tuesday that it will launch its first lunar mission in December 2018, hoping to become the fourth country to land on the moon, following the U.S., Russia and China. Continue reading

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{FD} Longest total lunar eclipse of the century: What you need to know

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The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century occurs on July 27 – this is what you need to know. Continue reading

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{FD} The Strawberry Moon signifies something beautiful and timeless

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The book of Genesis refers to the sun as the “greater light to govern the day” and the moon as the “lesser light to govern the night.” This month’s so-called Strawberry Moon, however, reminds us that in many significant ways we give greater attention a… Continue reading

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{FD} Strawberry Moon and Saturn to put on dazzling display this week

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June’s “strawberry moon” is arriving tonight — and it comes with a special treat for stargazers: Saturn will also be at its biggest and brightest. Continue reading

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{FD} Apollo Moon rock rediscovered in Cambodia debuts on display

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A small moon rock gifted to Cambodia by the United States amid the Vietnam War has resurfaced after being all but lost to time and strife. Continue reading

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{FD} The reason the Moon warmed up? Blame the astronauts

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Scientists have finally figured out the reason behind a small but noticeable uptick in the temperature of the moon’s subsurface while it was under study by astronauts of the Apollo missions in the 1970s. Continue reading

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{FD} The Moon is causing days on Earth to get longer

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Days on Earth are getting longer as the moon slowly moves farther away from us, new research shows. Continue reading

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{FD} China launches relay satellite for mission to Moon’s far side

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China just launched a spacecraft that will help pave the way for a historic mission to the moon’s far side later this year. Continue reading

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{FD} Moon dust could give astronauts permanent DNA damage, study finds

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In space, they say, no one can hear you sneeze. But Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt was doing a lot of that inside the Challenger command module when he visited the moon in 1972. Continue reading

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{FD} Tiny, Mars-bound satellite snaps its first image of Earth and the Moon

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A tiny satellite on its way to Mars has opened its eyes and captured a view of home. Continue reading

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{FD} Mineral found in lunar meteorite hints at hidden Moon water

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A mineral that requires the presence of water to form has been discovered in a lunar meteorite, a new study reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Gooey, magma ocean may have once roiled inside the Moon

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The ancient moon may have had a gooey interior: A new study suggests that some 4 billion years ago, Earth’s beloved satellite harbored a secret subsurface ocean of magma. Continue reading

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{FD} NASA pushes for Moon, deep space with crucial tests

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With the moon as its immediate goal, NASA is pushing hard on deep space exploration. Continue reading

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{FD} Green moon hoax goes viral ahead of April 20

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Claims that a green moon would be visible for the first time in 420 years on April 20 went viral on Facebook this week — and scientists are ready to set the record straight. Continue reading

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{FD} Easter’s blue moon is a message from the heavens

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During the days leading up to Easter, the most sacred day in Christianity, the heavens have been presenting a stunning light show. Continue reading

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{FD} Earth likely had water before Moon-forming smashup

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The collision that created the moon must have been so powerful that it caused the material of the young Earth and the large body that hit it to completely blend, new research suggests — and water must have already been on the surface of Earth before th… Continue reading

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{FD} Full ‘worm’ moon rises Thursday: What to know about March’s rare full moons

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Stargazers, rejoice: a full moon, nicknamed the “worm moon” will grace the night’s sky Thursday, and it will be the final one of the winter season. Continue reading

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{FD} The Moon will get 4G in 2019

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There are many places on Earth where you can regularly hear the screams of people unable to get a good signal. Continue reading

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{FD} Water may be all over the Moon, giving new hope for sustained life

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It may not be as widely available as say a bottle of Poland Spring, but the water on the Moon may be more widely available than first thought, giving new hope for its potential. Continue reading

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{FD} Elon Musk has launched Falcon Heavy, but how long does it take to get to Mars?

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Ever wondered how long it would take to get to Mars? Continue reading

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{FD} Super blue blood moon in stunning pictures

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Skywatchers were treated to the extremely rare phenomenon of a super blue blood moon on Jan. 31, 2018. Continue reading

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{FD} Super blue blood moon delights skywatchers

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Skywatchers were treated to the extremely rare phenomenon of a super blue blood moon early Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: What, when and where

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On Jan. 31, a total lunar eclipse will occur with a blue moon, known as a Super Blue Blood Moon, something that hasn’t happened since 1866. Continue reading

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{FD} Lunar fountain? Accessible ice could lurk in Moon’s lava tubes

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New images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) suggest there is an underground network of lava tubes beneath the lunar surface that could offer astronauts easy access to water. Continue reading

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{FD} Lunar lava tubes may provide access to vast polar ice reservoirs on the moon

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New image analysis by researchers at SETI indicate that there may be subterranean lava tubes in the polar region of the moon leading to massive underground glaciers, which could provide fuel for a long-term lunar base. Continue reading

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{FD} Super blue blood-Moon 2018: When, where and how to see it this month

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January skywatchers are in for a rare treat: a Blue Moon, a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon all in the same month. Continue reading

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{FD} Asteroid-bound spacecraft snaps color pic of Earth and Moon

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About halfway through its two-year trek to the asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft took some stunning images of Earth and the moon as it whizzed past its home planet last fall. Continue reading

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{FD} No one has set eyes on this in 150 years, and it’s coming this month

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Look up at the sky on Jan. 31 and you may witness a sight unseen for 150 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s Moon directive earns praise from NASA, others

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President Donald Trumped signed a new space policy directive Monday (Dec. 11) ordering NASA to work toward sending humans to the moon and, eventually, Mars. Continue reading

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{FD} Astronauts’ faith: Tiny Apollo 13 Bible up for auction

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A tiny King James Bible that went to space on the famous Apollo 13 mission is up for auction this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump wants to see NASA boots on the Moon

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President Donald Trump wants to see U.S. astronauts return to the Moon as a foundation for future Mars missions. Continue reading

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{FD} Supermoon 2017 in pictures

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Supermoon wows sky-gazers for only time this year. Continue reading

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{FD} Supermoon wows sky-gazers all over the world

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{FD} Supermoon wows sky-gazers for only time this year

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A “supermoon” was visible across much of the planet on Sunday evening for the one and only time in 2017. Continue reading

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{FD} How to watch the supermoon

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Look out for some changes in the sky on Sunday, when there will be a supermoon. Continue reading

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{FD} Wild conspiracy theory claims that Apollo moon landing was ‘faked,’ touts new ‘photo’ evidence

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Despite insurmountable evidence to the contrary, conspiracy theorists have claimed for years that man did not walk on the moon, that the landings were fake. That theory has surfaced again, thanks to a new “picture” posted to YouTube that alleges the la… Continue reading

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{FD} Apollo moon landing was ‘faked,’ conspiracy theorists claim with new photo

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Despite insurmountable evidence to the contrary, conspiracy theorists have claimed for years that man did not walk on the moon, that the landings were fake. That theory has surfaced again, thanks to a new “picture” posted to YouTube that alleges the la… Continue reading

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{FD} Apollo astronaut watch, stolen in Ecuador, recovered 30 years later

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A NASA astronaut’s wristwatch worn aboard the first Apollo mission in 1968 has been returned to the Smithsonian, nearly three decades after it was stolen from a museum in Ecuador. Continue reading

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{FD} Moon photobombs the Sun in amazing view from NASA spacecraft

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While keeping an eye on the sun’s weather, a NASA spacecraft caught an awesome view of the moon passing across the face of the sun last week. Continue reading

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{FD} This ‘inflatable space yacht’ could be orbiting the Moon by 2022

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Las Vegas-based Bigelow already has one of its inflatable space habitats attached to the space station. Now it wants to send one to the moon to aid astronaut training and act as a base for missions far beyond. Continue reading

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{FD} Cave discovered on the Moon raises hope for human colonization

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Space luminaries such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have talked about building bases on the Moon to let humans live, work and play on the lunar surface. A new discovery, however, may bring that dream to reality sooner than realized. Continue reading

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{FD} Caves discovered on the Moon raise hope for human colonization

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Space luminaries such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have talked about building bases on the Moon to let humans live, work and play on the lunar surface. A new discovery, however, may bring that dream to reality sooner than realized. Continue reading

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{FD} Volcanic eruptions gave the ancient moon a temporary atmosphere

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Earth’s moon doesn’t have much of an atmosphere today. Continue reading

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{FD} The US will return to the Moon, Vice President Pence says

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The Trump administration is committed to sending astronauts to the moon as part of a broader push to prioritize human spaceflight and firm up U.S. dominance in the final frontier, Vice President Mike Pence said. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvest Moon 2017 shines tonight amid planetary show

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October’s full Harvest Moon will shine all night tonight (Oct. Continue reading

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{FD} NASA asteroid probe snaps farewell photo of Earth and Moon

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft now has some nice photos of home to look at during its long flight to a distant asteroid. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia and the US plan a lunar space station

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Two words: Moon base. Continue reading

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