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Beautiful Moon Trail Photo Reveals A Red Streak Across The Sky

Photographer Janne shot this beautiful photo of a moon over the course of 37 minutes. So instead of seeing the ordinary orb we’re used to up there, Janne was able to capture a moon trail that makes our moon look like a red streak across the sky. It’s so stunning that I wish I could see this in real life every night.


Everything We've Learnt From 50 Years Of (Deliberate) Spaceship Crashes

Last week, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft ended its 11-year mission by crashing into Mercury. Of course, Messenger was doomed anyway, but sometimes a mission’s entire point is to smash one thing into a bigger thing and watch the explosion.


The Full Moon Clearly Didn't Help Kate Middleton Have A Baby

The Duchess of Cambridge was overdue to have her baby. Now, the media was reporting that a full moon Monday might just trigger a royal birth. Only thing is, that’s a crock of crap.


This Device Shows Us 10,000 Years Of Lunar Cycles

If you often find yourself lying awake at night wondering what the moon will look like in a thousand years, you can rest easy now. NYU design student Yingjie Bei has built a device that will tell you everything you were wondering about the lunar cycle, and probably, much much more.


How The Moon Got Its Name

Almost every planet in our solar system and their respective orbiting moons have names taken directly from Greek and Roman mythology. For example, Mars is named for the Greek and Roman god of War, also known as Ares, while its moons, Deimos and Phobos are named for his sons. Likewise, Jupiter is named after Zeus while quite a few of its moons are named after certain of his sexual conquests. This tradition is largely true for every planet in our solar system with the singular exception of the moons of Uranus which are named after characters from the plays of Shakespeare.


April Is The Last Chance You'll Have To See The Blood Moon For 3 Years

We’ve had a couple of opportunities to catch the moon in deep-rouge form, but if you miss out on the next one, you’ll be in for a wait of over 1000 days. Certainly not forever, but long enough to prompt a brief amount of cussing.


The Best Solar Eclipse Videos

A perfect recipe to enjoy Sunday: just watch these videos of today’s solar eclipse over and over again from different locations across our planet and even around the universe. We’ve collected videos from space, from a place that looks like Hoth on Earth and so many more. Even if you missed it earlier, you’ll see it better than ever now.


How Did Lunar Landers Re-Launch When There's No Oxygen?

Whether it’s two-strokes or four, one cylinder or eight, most of the engines we use today are powered by the internal combustion of fuel and air; however, mixing gasoline and oxygen isn’t the only way to generate the energy needed to propel a craft, and in fact sometimes it’s the least efficacious choice.


This Is The Clearest View Yet Of Pluto's Two Tiny Moons

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft was launched to give us the first close-up view of Pluto, and it’s delivering. This footage shows the best-ever view of two of its tiny moons — one of which never been seen before.


Secret Stash Of Moon Artifacts Found Hidden In Neil Armstrong's Closet

These are the contents of a mysterious white bag found hidden in Neil Armstrong’s closet: Weird looking lamps, wrenches, utility brackets, sights and a film camera that later was identified as the one that captured the famous Apollo 11’s descent on the Moon’s surface. Nobody knew about it, including his widow.