The bright orb of a supermoon – the closest full moon to Earth since 1948 -- crossed the night sky on Monday, treating observers to spectacular views.
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
Charon’s north pole has a dark red color, starkly different from its otherwise grey-white surface, and scientists have finally found out why.
By Larisa Epatko
Last night, skygazers enjoyed a celestial treat: a total eclipse of a supermoon -- a moon at its closest point to Earth in its orbit. The ruddy orb appeared larger than usual in the nighttime sky.
By Carey Reed
Just in time for the supermoon lunar eclipse, here are eight things you may not have known about the moon.
By Catherine Woods
NASA this week released photographs of the far side of the moon, providing a lunar perspective we rarely get to see. But why is the dark side of the moon, as it's known, so elusive to the Earthbound?…
By Jenny Marder
For 59 minutes early Wednesday morning, the moon will turn an eerie shade of copper red when it passes through the Earth’s shadow in a total lunar eclipse. And if the skies are clear enough and you look at…
By Justin Scuiletti
Scientists have finally made lemonade out of the origins of our lemon-shaped moon. While the moon may look, to quote crooner Dean Martin, like a big pizza pie -- the real shape is a bit more similar to a lemon.
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set their sights on space travel, moon mining…
By Extra DA
From a gigantic rainbow serpent fashioned out of recycled jerry cans to a painting of girls dancing against a Milky Way backdrop, the Smithsonian's "African Cosmos: Stellar Arts" exhibit examines how African artists through time have looked to the sky,…
Imagine traveling to a planet where the sun is 11 times stronger than on Earth, the temperature can swing 1,100 degrees and you have to maintain contact with headquarters back on Earth. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on NASA's tricky…
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