1. Space

    You Can Watch Time-Lapse of Last Night’s Lunar Eclipse If Clouds Ruined It for You

    If you live on the east coast of the United States, odds are that last night's total lunar eclipse was spoiled for you by some clouds, but the Internet has your back. Here's a time-lapse video of the Moon passing into the Earth's shadow last night and taking on a reddish-orange hue.

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  2. Space

    Here’s How to Watch Tonight’s Lunar Eclipse That Starts off a Tetrad, Which Is Still Not a Sign of the Apocalypse

    If you see someone standing outside staring at the sky in the wee hours of the night tonight, don't worry—they're not drunk (as far as I know). They're just watching the first lunar eclipse visible to most of North America since 2010. If you can't get out there to join them, it's the first in a Tetrad of four eclipses over the next year and a half.

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  3. Space

    The Moon And Jupiter Are Going To Be Sky-Bros Tonight, You Should Probably Check It Out

    If you head outside once it gets dark tonight, you'll be able to see some serious cosmic beauty. The moon and Jupiter are going to look incredibly close together tonight, giving you a great view of both celestial bodies, and even a change to spot some of Jupiter's moons.

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  4. Gaming

    NASA Teamed With Kerbal Space Program for Playable Asteroid Redirect Mission

    NASA has a plan to redirect an asteroid and park it in lunar orbit. They want to give the Moon a moon! It sounds a little far-fetched, but we're completely on board, and so are the folks at Kerbal Space Program. They've teamed up with NASA to add the mission to the game, and you can play it right now.

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  5. Science

    April Fools! We May Have Overestimated the Amount of Water on the Moon

    Hey, you know how we thought there might be water somewhere on the Moon? Funny story: according to new computer model-aided research published in the March 20th issue of Science journal, the data we were using as evidence lunar water content might not have been so accurate after all.

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  6. Space

    Don’t Miss the Crescent Moon Crossing in Front of the Hyades Star Cluster This Thursday

    Thursday evening on April 3rd into the morning of April 4th, Americans will be able to get a front row seat and witness the waxing crescent shaped moon illuminate the night sky like the special gem it is. The crescent will be a lot brighter than usual so don't forget to look out your windows; it will be a pretty sight.

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  7. Space

    Someone Paid Almost $1 Million for a Possibly Fake Apollo 15 Moon Camera

    Over the weekend, a Hasselblad Electronic Data Camera that went to the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission was auctioned off and sold for almost $1 million. The only problem is that the camera may not have actually been on the Moon, or near it, or even to space.

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  8. Space

    Here’s What Space Would Be Like If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel Wide

    As Douglas Adams once famously noted, space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. Graphic artist Josh Worth didn't think you all were quite getting it, so he decided to shrink the solar system down to "tediously accurate scale" for you.

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  9. Space

    Astronomers Caught a Big Meteorite Impact on the Moon on Video

    As a handy reminder that flying space debris is everywhere and rams into things all the time, an approximately 882 pound meteorite rammed into the moon recently, and astronomers caught it on video. It was the brightest known lunar impact with a glow that rivaled the North Star, and now everyone can see it.

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  10. Space

    Chinese Lunar Rover Stalling, Might Die Alone on the Moon

    Bad news for people who like space robots: China's first lunar rover, Yutu or "Jade Rabbit," experienced some kind of malfunction on Saturday and hasn't yet recovered. In fact, it's very likely that it will freeze over sometime in the next two weeks, thus ending its three month mission tragically early. We're very sad, guys.

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  11. Space

    Get Ready for the Tiniest Full Moon of 2014 on January 15th

    We all remember the much overhyped "Super Moon," the phenomenon that occurs when the moon is at its closest point to the Earth, or its perigee. This week, we're going to get a chance to see the opposite of that, when the moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from the Earth. Naturally, there's a cutesy name for it, too: "Mini Moon."

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  12. Space

    Some People Think the Moon is Made of Cheese, so Here Are 50 Actual Facts about the Moon

    Buzz Aldrin can probably get away with punching people in the face for saying dumb things about the moon, and he has, but you might consider correcting people's misconceptions with a few of these 50 facts about the moon, instead. Unless, of course, you happen to be a world famous moon-walking astronaut. Then punch away.

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  13. Space

    Watch the Lunar Eclipse Tonight. It’s Free Science in Your Back Yard!

    The Earth's shadow is going to fall across the full moon tonight in celestial a phenomenon called a penumbral lunar eclipse. If you're on the West Coast of the United States, you may be out of luck, but those closer to the East Coast will be able to see the edge of the Earth's shadow pass over the moon.

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  14. Space

    Dogfish Head Brewery Made a Beer Out of Moon Dust, and Now We Want to Go to There

    Beer enthusiasts know that a lot of strange things have been brewed over the years, but as far as we know Dogfish Head Brewery is the first to make beer from actual lunar dust. Their "Celest-jewel-ale" is only being sold on tap at their Rehoboth Beach brew pub, so it looks we've got a road trip ahead of us.

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  15. Space

    NASA is Launching a Lunar Probe Tonight, Watch Live Right Here or Go Outside and Look Up!

    Look to the skies! Or, depending on your location and schedule, look to the Internet! NASA is launching the LADEE Lunar probe tonight at 11:27PM EDT. The fact that it's a nighttime launch means you could be able to see the rocket with your puny human eyes if you live the northeast. If not we've got the live stream!

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