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There are many moons in the solar system. And although Earth's Moon may not be the biggest or most active, it still has an interesting story.
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Scientists have tracked the seeds of high-altitude clouds to "meteoric smoke" caused when space rocks crash into the Red Planet's atmosphere.
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[l] at 6/14/19 4:00am
Mercury and Mars appear closer to each other in the evening sky than they have in more than a decade, while the Moon slides past both Jupiter and Saturn.
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[l] at 6/14/19 4:00am
Vast constellations of human-made objects in the sky could increase light pollution, interfere with radio signals, and contribute to the growing issue of space debris.
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[l] at 6/14/19 4:00am
Vast constellations of man-made objects in the sky could increase light pollution, interfere with radio signals, and contribute to the growing issue of space debris.
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[l] at 6/14/19 4:00am
Elusive intermediate-mass black holes may hold clues to how their more common supermassive cousins form.
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[l] at 6/14/19 4:00am
As dark matter experiments continue to come up empty, scientists are refocusing their hunts on smaller projects and smaller potential particles.
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[l] at 6/13/19 4:00am
Spitzer has studied the infrared sky since 2003. Now NASA says it will retire the flagship "Great Observatory" in 2020.
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[l] at 6/13/19 4:00am
Cassini's final dive through Saturn's rings gave us a wealth of details about small structures that reveal big facts about how the rings formed and evolve.
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[l] at 6/13/19 4:00am
The recently discovered dwarf galaxy Antlia 2 may be the cause of strange ripples in the Milky Way’s outer disk.
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[l] at 6/12/19 4:00am
A wrecking ball of dark matter 5 million times the mass of the Sun may be the best explanation for a disrupted stream of stars.
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[l] at 6/12/19 4:00am
Astronomers have found table salt on Europa’s surface, a clue to the chemistry of the moon’s underground ocean — including its potential for hosting life.
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[l] at 6/11/19 4:00am
Young and active stars often experience wildly strong eruptions. Now we know our older, calmer Sun may occasionally throw similar tantrums.
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[l] at 6/11/19 4:00am
Astronomers suggest it may be an asteroid that hit the Moon billions of years ago.
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[l] at 6/11/19 4:00am
Elon Musk’s plans for a global satellite internet are bold, but astronomers worry the craft might overwhelm and ultimately outnumber visible stars.
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[l] at 6/7/19 4:00am
Although humans didn't really reach the Moon until a half century ago, we've ventured there in our minds for millennia.
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[l] at 6/7/19 4:00am
Jupiter reaches opposition and peak visibility this week. The giant planet shines brightest, looms largest, and remains visible throughout these short nights.
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[l] at 6/7/19 4:00am
By smashing together heavy particles at high speeds, scientists can study the types of radiation an astronaut would encounter in space.
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[l] at 6/6/19 4:00am
During its time in orbit, the European Space Agency’s Planck spacecraft gave humanity the most sophisticated measurements ever made of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation, the first flash of light that rippled across the universe after the Big Bang. Plank told us the shape of the universe and confirmed crucial components of the Big Bang as it collected data between 2009 and 2013. It did all that by measuring the intensity of the CMB across the sky. And since then astronomers ha
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These merging clusters have a special connection that’s never been seen before.
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[l] at 6/5/19 4:00am
By using InSight's lander arm to lift the support structure of the lander's burrowing mole, engineers aim to get a better look at the blockage.
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[l] at 6/5/19 4:00am
A recent close pass by asteroid 1999 KW4 is helping scientists plan how to combat future asteroid threats.
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[l] at 6/4/19 4:00am
The European Space Agency and NASA plan to launch a group of spacecraft, including rovers, orbiters, and launch vehicles, to return samples from Mars.
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[l] at 6/4/19 4:00am
Astronomers spied two still-growing planets circling their host sun inside a gap in the debris around the star that they have carved for themselves.
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[l] at 6/3/19 4:00am
Among the new finds were extremely distant and extremely bright stellar explosions, which show astronomers how the universe is expanding.
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Curiosity found signs of water from large amounts of clay, adding to the possibility Mars could have been hospitable for microbial life.

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[l] at 6/3/19 4:00am
By mimicking how asteroids naturally convert carbon dioxide into molecular oxygen, researchers hope to one day turn human exhales into breaths of fresh air.
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[l] at 5/31/19 4:00am
The Personal Life Support System had to keep astronauts safe through the extreme hazards of outer space – all without stopping them from doing their jobs.
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North American's Moon lander was ugly and "buglike," but Neil Armstrong and five additional missions used it to safely touch down on the surface.
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[l] at 5/31/19 4:00am
From networking computers to processing unprecedented amounts of data, NASA and IBM were the first to face challenges now common in our modern world.
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[l] at 5/31/19 4:00am
Half a century later, economists and historians are still arguing about Apollo's impact on the economy and society.
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[l] at 5/31/19 4:00am
Before Saturn V, the most massive rocket ever built, NASA dreamed of another launch vehicle with nearly twice the power.
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[l] at 5/31/19 4:00am
From our Moon's origins to its appearance in Earth's skies and the 60 year legacy of exploration.
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The mission data gathered by Apollo remains the most valuable information we have about the history of the Moon — and the solar system.

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From Mercury to Apollo to Artemis, retracing the origins of NASA's most iconic names.
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James R. Hansen, author of First Man, says that Neil Armstrong saw himself as an engineer first. But the astronaut also knew he was part of a long chain of human migration.

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Early in solar system history, a protoplanet named Theia smashed into Earth and created the Moon.
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The Apollo Command Service Module served as a home away from home en route to the Moon and safely returned every last astronaut back to Earth.

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Apollo's astronauts captured images that remain icons of the Space Age.

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As spring transitions into summer, we get the best of both seasons: The Big Dipper and Beehive star cluster appear prominent in early evening, while the Summer Triangle takes center stage later on.
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Astronomy Editor David J. Eicher and astrophysicist and Queen guitarist Brian May recount the flight of Apollo 11 alongside stereo images capturing the mission in 3D.
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A study of X-ray data found some binary stars can be kicked out of their homes.
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[l] at 5/31/19 4:00am
In just over a decade, NASA's Apollo program overcame tragedy and pioneered new technologies to reach the Moon.
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Half a century later, these classic images captured by the Apollo 11 crew still ignite the imagination.
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Just months before Apollo 11, astronauts carried out a battery of tests on the lunar module that Neil and Buzz would use to land on the Moon.
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NASA wants to put humans back on the Moon's surface by 2024. Now these companies are scrambling to design spacecraft no engineer has built in 50 years.
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[l] at 5/31/19 4:00am
In less than 15 years, China has managed to establish itself as a major player in space exploration, largely due to a series of successful lunar missions.
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NASA almost didn’t transmit live from the lunar surface. Their progress with TV — color TV in particular — helped revolutionize the tech.
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Humans haven't returned to the lunar surface in 50 years, but NASA has robotic missions picking up the slack.
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[l] at 5/31/19 4:00am
The science — and science fiction — of lunar construction tells us a lot about what a future Moon city might be like.
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[l] at 5/31/19 4:00am

And this time, to stay.

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Recent findings of a short-lived substance add further evidence that the dwarf planet still has a liquid ocean underground, churning up new materials to its surface.
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First conceived of in a Harper's magazine article by Wernher von Braun, these Moon cars let astronauts roam far from their landing site, collecting vital scientific samples.

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She joined North American Aviation as an aerospace engineer at a time when few women had engineering degrees. She went on to work on Apollo, Skylab, and the Space Shuttle.
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At age 25, Frances Northcutt was vaulted to national fame as the first woman in NASA's flight control room.

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NASA’s Apollo missions helped drive the stories told by science fiction writers. But once we'd seen the Moon, science fiction started turning its gaze to the far distant future.
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[l] at 5/31/19 4:00am
Bell Aerospace built a Lunar Flying Unit that would have let Apollo astronauts explore vast distances on the Moon. NASA ultimately spiked the plans.
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The space age changed the way designers looked at the world and left a lasting influence on the shape of everything from cars to appliances and even buildings.

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NASA's bold choices to open the Apollo Program for the world to see made the Moon landing humanity's first truly viral moment. But it could have instead ended in humiliation.
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After they landed, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were paraded before millions around the world, giving humanity a share in the mission. As a result, these countries honored Apollo’s accomplishment with some seriously awesome art.

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