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Nov 1, 2014 02:40 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A Chinese moon probe came screaming back to Earth Friday (Oct. 31), just as many folks were heading out to go trick-or-treating.
Oct 28, 2014 05:51 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Earlier this year, NASA's LADEE moon orbiter was intentionally crashed into the lunar surface after completing its mission. Now, another moon orbiter has spotted LADEE's final resting place for the first time. Continue reading →
Oct 23, 2014 12:20 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A partial solar eclipse will darken North American skies Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23), and you can watch the dramatic celestial event online if clouds hinder your view.
Oct 5, 2014 02:30 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
Observers of Wednesday morning's total lunar eclipse might be able to catch sight of an extremely rare cosmic sight.
Jun 17, 2014 05:30 AM ET
Scientists finally have an answer for why the front and back sides of our shiny lunar sidekick look so different.
Jun 16, 2014 11:35 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Heat radiating from the young Earth could help solve the more than 50-year-old mystery of why the far side of the moon, which faces away from Earth, lacks the dark, vast expanses of volcanic rock that define the face of the Man in the Moon as seen from Earth, researchers say.
Jun 5, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have found telltale chemical fingerprints of the Mars-sized body that is believed to have crashed into baby Earth, pulverizing itself into debris that later formed the moon.
May 13, 2014 11:49 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
On Tuesday evening (May 13), as the moon, just one night from full phase rises in the east-southeast sky it will be accompanied by a very bright yellowish-white 'star' shining off to its lower left. That 'star' will be the planet Saturn.
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