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Apr 4, 2014 02:05 PM ET // Irene Klotz
On April 21 -- if not sooner -- the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer will crash into the surface of the moon and vaporize. But before that happens, NASA has a low-fly mission planned.
Mar 21, 2014 06:19 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The moon may not have any air, but that doesn’t mean it lacks atmosphere.
Mar 5, 2014 02:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It happens 20 times a year, but the mere mention of an asteroid flying past Earth is enough to whip the tabloid press into a frenzy. Continue reading →
Feb 25, 2014 12:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata has captured many impressive views through his camera lens, but this is one of the most beautiful. Continue reading →
Feb 14, 2014 04:59 PM ET // Jason Major
NASA's LADEE spacecraft has sent back its first close up looks at the lunar surface Continue reading →
Feb 13, 2014 11:20 AM ET // AFP
China's troubled Jade Rabbit lunar rover has survived a bitterly cold 14-day lunar night, prompting hopes it can be repaired after suffering a malfunction last month.
Feb 10, 2014 06:20 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
If your sky is clear tonight (Feb. 10), be sure to check out the southeast sky about an hour or so after sundown for an eye-catching site: Jupiter and the moon shining together.
Feb 6, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Japanese space station astronaut Koichi Wakata photographs a beautiful scene of the moon hanging above the Earth from orbit. Continue reading →
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