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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.


That Guy Who Thinks He Owns The Moon Is So Screwed

Yesterday, we learned that the FAA is gearing up to start licensing business on the moon. And while this can mean any number of things for the aerospace community at-large, for Dennis M. Hope of Gardnerville, Nevada, it means one thing and one thing alone: Dennis is screwed.


There's Poop On The Moon

It should come as no surprise that the Apollo astronauts left a few things behind after landing on the moon. Since the lunar module could only lift so much weight off the surface, they swapped out unwanted goods and gear for moon rocks. Among those unwanted goods were all kinds of weird things. What kinds of weird things? There were 96 bags of poop, pee and puke.


Guy Walking On A Tight Rope Against A Beautiful Giant Moon

Video: Now this is what I call moonwalking (walking on the actual moon can be called moonwalking too). A guy strings a tight rope across two rocks and then walks on it while a giant full moon acts as his background. It looks like he can touch the moon. So cool.