A scientist has created the best-ever global color map of Neptune's big moon Triton, using images taken by a NASA spacecraft 25 years ago.
Astronomers call the event a perigee full moon, as perigee means near Earth.
Unfortunately, this year, there is a major obstacle that will likely interrupt your shooting star viewing pleasure: the moon. Continue reading →
One of Jupiter's moons has unleashed a series of huge volcanic eruptions over a hellish 2 week period that were so bright they could be studied in detail by ground based observatories. Continue reading →
On July 26, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) noticed something peculiar about its normally uninterrupted view of the sun -- a chunk was missing. Continue reading →
Apollo 11's historic trip to the lunar surface in 1969 helped to debunk many a myth about our moon.
When viewed through the lens of history, the Apollo 11 landing was not so much a blinding breakthrough as much as it was the culmination of several Apollo's-worth of things learned and put into practice leading up to that one small step.
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. 45 Years after this historic day, we take a look through archived NASA photos that aren't so commonly seen online.
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