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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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New photo from ISS shows moon rising over a darkened Earth

New photo from ISS shows moon rising over a darkened Earth

International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield has been busy taking photos of the Earth from the ISS for a few months now, mostly showing us what cities look like from 250 miles up, but a particular photo that he posted just recently is a bit different, and it shows a beautiful horizon with the moon rising over a darkened Earth.

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Saturn’s Enceladus rocket moon shows the beauty of space geysers

Saturn’s Enceladus rocket moon shows the beauty of space geysers

NASA's Cassini mission has been spending some time looking at one of Saturn's moons -- specifically Enceladus, which is quite a unique piece of rock. What makes it so unique is the collection of water vapor geysers that are bunched up together at one portion of the moon, making it look like a propelled bubble that you'd find in the game Osmos.

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Partial lunar eclipse live-streaming later today

Partial lunar eclipse live-streaming later today

If you're in the mood for a lunar eclipse, NASA says that there will be one later today, but it probably won't be anything too spectacular according to their description. The partial lunar eclipse will be taking place during the day in the US, but there will be a live stream from Dubai that will start at 3 pm ET.

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William Shatner gets “Vulcan” name option added for Pluto’s moons

William Shatner gets “Vulcan” name option added for Pluto’s moons

Earlier this week, the scientists responsible for discovering the fourth and fifth moons of Pluto turned to the Internet for names, allowing the public to vote on one of a dozen options, including such titles as Heracles, Erebus, Cerberus, and Persephone. Thanks to the urging of William Shatner, who is perhaps most known for his roll in Star Trek, a thirteen option has been added to the ballot: Vulcan.

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Scientists want help naming Pluto’s newly-discovered moons

Scientists want help naming Pluto’s newly-discovered moons

Ever since scientists determined Pluto as no longer an official planet in our solar system, we frankly started to forget about the tiny rock floating around outside of our solar system. However, scientists are making the dwarf planet relevant again, and they now need our help to name Pluto's fourth and fifth moons, which were just recently-discovered.

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