Earth from the Moon

NASA seeking Planetary Protection Officer – no tinfoil hat required!

If you’ve ever wanted to safeguard the Earth from the threat of the alien menace, or ensure that humanity doesn’t proliferate throughout the galaxy carelessly contaminating everything in comes in contact with – all while making a six-figure salary –…

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Thieves swipe moon lander replica from Armstrong museum

A solid-gold replica of the moon lander that carried Neil Armstrong to the lunar surface in 1969 was stolen from a museum in his hometown last Friday, just days after a bag used by the Apollo 11 astronaut to collect…

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The Moon is full of water, new study finds

A new analysis of satellite data has found several ancient volcanic deposits on the lunar surface that are filled with unexpectedly high amounts of water in comparison to the surrounding terrain, suggesting that the moon’s interior could contain far more…

The Apollo 11 Contingency Lunar Sample Return Bag

Neil Armstrong’s lunar sample bag may set records at auction

A bag used by NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect dust and rocks from the lunar surface is expected to bring in an otherworldly sum when it goes up for auction (along with several other pieces of important space memorabilia)…

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VIDEO: NASA releases new Pluto flyover animation

If you’re among the countless space science enthusiasts who wondered what the New Horizons spacecraft’s 2015 flyover of  Pluto might have looked like, you’re in luck – NASA has released a new video that gives all of us an up-close…

jupiter's great red spot

Up-close images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot released

NASA has released stunning new images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot that were captured earlier this week by the US space agency’s Juno spacecraft and which provides an up-close look at what is believed to be the largest and most…

Mars’s surface is much more toxic than we thought, study finds

With the discovery of organic molecules and evidence that liquid water once flowed (and may still be flowing) on Mars, many scientists believe that it’s only a matter of time until they find evidence of life on the Red Planet.…

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How to prepare for the Great American Solar Eclipse

The biggest astronomical event of the year – the August 21 solar eclipse that will be at least partially visible throughout all of the continental United States – is now less than two months away, and experts are saying that…

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No, NASA isn’t running a child trafficking ring on Mars

Another day, another batshit crazy theory involving NASA: days after rumors that the US space agency has evidence proving the existence of extraterrestrial life from humanity were debunked, a new and possibly even more ludicrous accusation has been leveled against…

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Astronomers may have found a 10th planet the size of Mars

Astronomers have not yet officially confirmed the existence of Planet Nine, a hypothetical world believed to orbit the sun from the outer reaches of the solar system, and it may have already been replaced as the most distant planetary mass…