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28

Aug

Can you really name a star or buy land on the moon?According to the International Astronomical Union, paying to name a star or purchasing extraterrestrial real estate will simply get you a ‘temporary feeling of happiness.’

Can you really name a star or buy land on the moon?
According to the International Astronomical Union, paying to name a star or purchasing extraterrestrial real estate will simply get you a ‘temporary feeling of happiness.’

26

Aug

Astronauts describe the moon’s odd aromaAstronauts’ noses were likely responding to ‘unsatisfied electron bonds’ or dangling bonds from smashed up lunar rocks.

Astronauts describe the moon’s odd aroma
Astronauts’ noses were likely responding to ‘unsatisfied electron bonds’ or dangling bonds from smashed up lunar rocks.

11

Aug

'Supermoon' photos: Biggest full moon of 2014 wows stargazers

The supermoon was about 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger in the sky than the smallest full moon of the year back in January

18

Jul

Where’s the moon? Lunar sights of the late-night skyThe moon is rising nearly an hour later each night, making it difficult for folks to catch a glimpse.

Where’s the moon? Lunar sights of the late-night sky
The moon is rising nearly an hour later each night, making it difficult for folks to catch a glimpse.

14

Jul

How much would it cost to live on the moon?It’s been 45 years since humans walked on the moon. How long will it be until we are living there? Maybe quite a while at these prices.

How much would it cost to live on the moon?
It’s been 45 years since humans walked on the moon. How long will it be until we are living there? Maybe quite a while at these prices.

24

Jun

16

Jun

Why the moon’s ‘dark side’ has no faceAsteroids, comets and, most of all, heat played important parts in the moon’s appearance.

Why the moon’s ‘dark side’ has no face
Asteroids, comets and, most of all, heat played important parts in the moon’s appearance.

12

Jun

How to watch the Friday the 13th’s full moon a day earlyThe June Honey Moon will reach its peak just after midnight on June 12, so those in certain time zones can see the moon on the web before seeing it in their own sky.

How to watch the Friday the 13th’s full moon a day early
The June Honey Moon will reach its peak just after midnight on June 12, so those in certain time zones can see the moon on the web before seeing it in their own sky.

10

Jun

Swedish artist wants to put tiny house on the moonIf a staggering $15M crowdfunding goal is met, a petite dwelling done up in traditional Swedish style may become ‘the first art project on the moon.’

Swedish artist wants to put tiny house on the moon
If a staggering $15M crowdfunding goal is met, a petite dwelling done up in traditional Swedish style may become ‘the first art project on the moon.’

10

May

Russia plans to man the moon by 2030A Russian newspaper says they have acquired leaked drafts detailing the government’s strategy to colonize the moon in the next 2 decades.

Russia plans to man the moon by 2030
A Russian newspaper says they have acquired leaked drafts detailing the government’s strategy to colonize the moon in the next 2 decades.