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10 Cool Moon Facts
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10 interesting things you may not have known about our neighbor.
Comet McNaught Now Visible In Daylight
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Comet McNaught is now the brightest comet in over 40 years, its reached magnitude -5 (that's brighter than Venus), which means in theory it is possible to see it in daylight.
All About Space Elevators
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With just some minor advances in technology, an elevator into space will be within our means.
Speedy Discovery Fuels New Milky Way Mystery
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A new detailed study that tracked two of the Milky Way's galactic neighbors, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, shows they are hurtling through space nearly two times faster than previously thought.
Mars Probe May Have Spotted Lost Rover
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The most powerful camera ever sent into orbit around Mars has spotted yet another lander lying lifeless on its surface: Mars Pathfinder, which operated for three months in 1997.
NASA Finally Goes Metric
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When NASA returns astronauts to the Moon, the mission will be measured kilometers, not miles.
Blue Origin Unveils Commercial Space Program
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Blue Origin, a secretive company owned by one of the founders of, demonstrated its test spacecraft Goddard last week.
The History Of Space Stations
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The idea of space stations has been around for a relatively long time, there were mentions of such ideas in 19th century science fiction. See how far we've come from then and see how far left we've got to go.
Amazon Boss Shows Off Spacecraft
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The billionaire founder of has released the first images of the launch of a private spacecraft that could bring space travel to the masses.
Asteroid Makes Close Pass In 2029
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On Friday the 13th, 2029 an asteroid will be in our neighborhood.