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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.
Apr 28, 2014 09:15 AM ET // Leonard David, space.com
The intentional crash of a NASA probe on the far side of the moon added one more body to an already substantial boneyard of space hardware.
Apr 18, 2014 01:41 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Out of fuel and flying fast, NASA’s LADEE spacecraft crashed into the moon early Friday, three days shy of its expected mission end. Continue reading →
Apr 17, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Forty-five years ago, Surveyor 3 launched to the Moon. Two years later parts of it came back.
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