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China launches Chang’e-3 to put a rover on the moon by Dec. 14

China launches Chang’e-3 to put a rover on the moon by Dec. 14

China has successfully launched the Chang'e-3 probe slated to put a lander and rover on the moon. The pair are equipped with seven scientific instruments for observing outer space and gathering data about the lunar surface. The launch took place today at 5:30PM UTC using a Long March 3B rocket at the LC2 Launch Complex at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern China.

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Research suggests the moon is tens of millions of years younger than previously believed

Research suggests the moon is tens of millions of years younger than previously believed

New research has been published that suggests the moon is massively younger than scientists previously believed. The new research suggests that the moon is between 4.4 billion and 4.45 billion years old. That finding makes it tens of millions of years younger than previously believed.

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Neil Armstrong’s passing marked by NASA in 1 year anniversary [UPDATE]

Neil Armstrong’s passing marked by NASA in 1 year anniversary [UPDATE]

One year ago (and two days), the family of Neil Armstrong announced that this navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut passed away at the age of 82. Making known that Armstrong was a "reluctant American hero", his family said that he "always believed he was just doing his job." Neil Armstrong became the first human being to step foot on the moon on July 20th, 1969, followed 20 minutes afterward by his crewmate Buzz Aldrin. MAKE SURE you have a look at the update at the end of this article - Armstrong didn't die twice!

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Bezos Apollo 11 F-1 engine recovery confirmed: the real number 2044

Bezos Apollo 11 F-1 engine recovery confirmed: the real number 2044

It was just a few months ago that the folks working with Jeff Bezos and Bezos Expeditions headed to the depths of the sea to bring up a new collection of NASA history. This week it's made clear - and confirmed - what they actually found: these F-1 engines belonged to none other than NASA's mission Apollo 11. If there's one tribute to the greatness of that moon exploration mission that we're guessing Neil Armstrong wouldn't have expected, this would be it.

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Moon telescope proposed by private companies, would allow public access

Moon telescope proposed by private companies, would allow public access

It's been over 40 years since we last paid a visit to our moon, but thanks to a partnership between two private space companies, we could be going back in very soon. Moon Express, Inc. and the International Lunar Observatory Association have announced plans to plant a telescope on the moon in order to get never-before-seen photos of the universe.

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National park on Moon proposed by legislators

National park on Moon proposed by legislators

National parks are quite abundant here on Earth. They're full of wildlife, plants, trees, mountains, lakes, and pretty much anything else you can think of that deals with nature. However, lawmakers are looking to take the national park movement to the Moon in order preserve the Apollo equipment that still remains on the surface.

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NASA Curiosity Mars rover records timelapse of Phobos moon rising

NASA Curiosity Mars rover records timelapse of Phobos moon rising

We've seen a lot of neat photos from Mars thanks to NASA's latest Curiosity rover that's currently putzing its way around the surface of the red planet. The latest imagery that it has sent back is a rather simple, but neat timelapse video of one of Mars' moons rising into the Martian sky.

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Supermoon sightings: more than 365 days until she comes back

Supermoon sightings: more than 365 days until she comes back

The past two days have been full of what's called "Supermoon" sightings due to the fact that the Earth has been as close to our moon as it's going to be all year long. While the past two days have brought on a flood of "oh my goodness that's the biggest moon I've ever seen" photographs, today we must face the facts: it wont just be another 365 days before we see this happen again.

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NASA solves mystery over moon’s unique gravitational pull

NASA solves mystery over moon’s unique gravitational pull

The Moon is quite an interesting piece of rock, and while it's the only planet-like object that we've explored by putting astronauts on it, there are still many things that have remained a mystery about the Moon, just as much as any other planet that we've explored with satellites. However, NASA says they've solved one big mystery particularly.

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Apollo 11 Moon dust found after missing for 40 years

Apollo 11 Moon dust found after missing for 40 years

An extremely rare and out of this world treasure was discovered recently. One that has many asking questions about why and how it went missing in the first place. Multiple priceless vials of Moon dust collected by the one and only Apollo 11, the late Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin have been found after missing nearly 40 years.

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NASA records largest explosion ever on the Moon

NASA records largest explosion ever on the Moon

NASA scientists have recorded what they say is the largest explosion ever seen on the Moon. A meteoroid roughly the size of a small boulder crashed into the moon, creating a large explosion that NASA says could have been seen with the naked eye. The meteoroid was said to have weighed around 90 pounds and was traveling at approximately 56,000 mph when it crashed into the moon.

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Study suggests water on the Moon came from Earth

Study suggests water on the Moon came from Earth

Scientists and researchers have discovered that droplets of water found in lunar rocks brought back from the Moon are identical on a chemical level from that of samples of ancient Earth. The rocks used in the study came from samples brought back by Apollo 15 in 1971 and Apollo 17 in 1972, the latter being NASA's last mission to the moon.

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