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Blue moons are actually gray or silver, but can sometimes be perceived as blue depending on atmospheric conditions. (Getty Images)

Rare Blue Moon Returns This Friday After 3-Year Hiatus

Skywatchers are in for a rare treat this Friday as a Blue Moon takes the stage for a show that only happens once every three years.

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An asteroid in outer space. (NASA/CBS)

Asteroid Passing By Earth May Be Worth $5.4 Trillion

An asteroid that could contain trillions of dollars’ worth of precious platinum is set to zoom past Earth Sunday.

07/19/2015

Image of Pluto only from the New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), July 8, 2015. Most of the bright features around Pluto’s edge are a result of image processing, but the bright sliver below the dark “whale,” which is also visible in unprocessed images, is real.
Credits: NASA-JHUAPL-SWRI

NASA Releases First Clear Photos Of Pluto With Its Largest Moon

As NASA’s unmanned New Horizons spacecraft closes in on a nine-year journey to Pluto, the first clear picture of the icy dwarf planet with its largest moon has made it back to earth.

07/10/2015

ISS flying in front of the moon. (Dylan O’Donnell)

Incredible Photo Captures ISS Gliding Across Full Moon

A photo of the International Space Station passing in front of a dazzling full moon could put Lucas Films’ special effects to shame.

07/03/2015

NASA’s New Horizons spotted Pluto’s faintest known moons (NASA)

Pluto’s Tiniest Moons Captured For First Time Ever

The dwarf planet Pluto may be more than 3.6 billion miles away from the sun, but it’s certainly not alone.

05/14/2015

A religious cross is seen as the moon is illuminated by sunlight reflected off the Earth during a total lunar eclipse, one of four so-called 'blood moons', on October 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The first in the current tetrad of blood moons fell on Passover and the current eclipse occurs on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the fifth day after Yom Kippur, leading some religious people to believe that it is a prophetic sign of the end times of civilization. This blood moon appears 5.3% larger than the last one on April 15 because it occurs right after the perigee, the closest point in its orbit to the Earth. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Blood Moon With Total Lunar Eclipse & Eerie Biblical Message Rising Over U.S. Easter, Passover Weekend

Get ready to feast your eyes on an extra special and rare total lunar eclipse Saturday morning that has some Christians worried this Easter weekend.

04/01/2015

An artist's rendering of an asteroid field (CBS)

NASA Reveals Plan To Redirect Asteroid Chunk Into Moon’s Orbit

NASA revealed its plans Wednesday to fly robotic spacecraft to asteroids by the end of the decade.

03/25/2015

NASA artist's impression of what waves on Titan might look like (Image from NASA video)

6 Extraterrestrial Surf Spots To Try To Catch An Alien Wave

With all the discoveries about extraterrestrial water this month, the question arose — where is the BEST place to catch alien waves, assuming you had a “wet suit” to protect you from extreme heat and cold (and give you oxygen), that you could survive a 1-2 year space journey to get there, and had a pretty good sponsor to pony up $10 billion or so. There technically is only one place where the surf truly is up…

03/23/2015

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Celestial Trifecta Friday: Supermoon, Spring Equinox & Solar Eclipse Converge For Rare Event

The week is ending with a celestial trifecta on Friday involving a rare overlap of a supermoon, a total solar eclipse and the start of spring.

03/20/2015

Jupiter and its moons (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

NASA: Solar System’s Biggest Moon May Have More Water Than All Of Earth

The largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday.

03/13/2015

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