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Thursday’s ‘Mini Moon’ Will Be This Year’s Smallest

The universe is filled with wonders of gigantic proportions, but Thursday night’s celestial attraction comes in a size that’s too adorable to pass up.

14 hours ago

Google DNA Doodle (Google)

16 Bizarre, Surprising, Or Creepy Google Projects From Bloodstream Robots, Military Dogs, Lunar Bases, And Even Deodorant

From lightbulbs to your bloodstream, genomes to Terminator-type robots, Google is involved in every aspect of your life–and even in extending life–and possibly preserving your digital self forever.

02/27/2015

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Black Supermoon: What (Not) To Look For Wednesday Night

A supermoon is ready to take center stage in the night sky this Wednesday, but with a rare twist: it’ll be a new moon.

02/17/2015

Christmas On The International Space Station (Photo by NASA)

Does Santa Visit The Space Station? Astronauts Celebrate Christmas In Orbit

You think YOUR house is crowded with house guests this season? NASA astronauts have been having Christmas dinner in a dining room the size of a Volkswagen for decades, and this season is no exception, although the International Space Station is far more spacious than the original Apollo capsule where one of the most famous Christmases in space was ever celebrated.

12/24/2014

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StarDate 11/12/14: Making Methane

There’s a problem with Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. There’s a fair amount of methane in its atmosphere and in its big lakes.

11/12/2014

The rare 10 May annular eclipse appears over Cleveland, Ohio showing the annulus, a thin 'ring of fire,' produced because the sun is never completely covered.  (Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Observers Warned To Not Stare At The Sun During Partial Solar Eclipse Over Bay Area

A partial solar eclipse will be visible from the Bay Area later this month.

10/20/2014

A total lunar eclipse is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo, on October 8, 2014. In Tokyo's Roppongi fashion and entertainment district, enthusiasts were planning to perform yoga exercises under the blood moon. Many others had climbed atop the city's skyscrapers to view the sky. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

7 Stunning Photos Of The Blood Moon Eclipse

Low clouds made for poor visibility in the Bay Area, but several great photos of the event were snapped elsewhere. Here are a few of the best.

10/08/2014

Supermoon (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Monday’s Harvest Moon Is Also The Final Supermoon Of 2014

The 2014 summer of supermoons comes to an end Monday as the orbit brings full moon to its closest point to earth for the final time this year.

09/08/2014

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Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Peaks Tuesday, 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Predicted In Perseid Shower

If you thought July 4th’s fireworks were exciting, wait until you see a ball of fire explode overhead in the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, set to peak Tuesday night with 100 shooting stars each hour, and continue for several days afterward.

08/11/2014

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Final Supermoon Of 2014 On Tap For September

Sunday night’s supermoon was the brightest and closest to earth in 20 years, but if you missed it, there is still another spectacular full moon is on tap for September.

08/11/2014

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