Space

A perigee moon, or supermoon, rises behind wind turbines.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

NASA Video Shows Example Of Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Happening September 27th

If you missed out on the last supermoon, don’t worry, because NASA says a supermoon lunar eclipse is coming up toward the end of the month.

09/02/2015

Pluto sent a love note back to Earth via NASA's New Horizons. This is the last image taken before today's #PlutoFlyby. (NASA)

Video Shows Flyby Of Pluto From New Horizons’ Perspective

A new video gives viewers a spacecraft’s-eye view of what it was like to fly by Pluto.

09/01/2015

The Twin Jet Nebula, or PN M2-9, is a striking example of a bipolar planetary nebula. Bipolar planetary nebulae are formed when the central object is not a single star, but a binary system, Studies have shown that the nebula’s size increases with time, and measurements of this rate of increase suggest that the stellar outburst that formed the lobes occurred just 1200 years ago.  (NASA)

Brilliant Butterfly Spotted In Deep Space Nebula Photo

Looking like a butterfly unfolding its wings, this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Twin Jet Nebula and its knots of expanding gas in amazing detail.

08/28/2015

Lunar Memorial (Elysium Space)

SF Startup Wants To Blast Your Loved One’s Ashes To The Moon

A Bay Area company is teaming up with a lunar logistics company to commemorate departed family members by sending their ashes to the moon.

08/13/2015

Image from Mars Curiosity Rover (NASA)

Sorry Conspiracy Theorists, That’s No Woman On Mars

Whenever the Mars Curiosity Rover beams back images of the Red Planet to Earth, the Internet blows up with countless theories to explain the mysterious shadows and shapes we perceive.

08/11/2015

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station sampling space-grown vegetables for the very first time. (NASA)

Astronauts Try Space-Grown Vegetables For First Time Ever

Green-thumbed astronauts tasted the fruit of their labors after harvesting space-grown vegetables for the first time ever.

08/10/2015

A meteor streaks near the constellation Orion during the Perseids meteor shower peak at dawn. (Getty Images)

Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak Wednesday, 60 Shooting Stars Per Hour Predicted

People looking for a shooting star to wish upon may find Wednesday overnight to be a dream come true.

08/10/2015

NASA provided this image showing the dark side of the moon as it passes by a sunlit Earth. (NASA)

New NASA Images Show Dark Side Of The Moon Crossing In Front Of Sunny Earth

NASA gave us earthlings a view of the dark side of the moon Wednesday that we would never have been able to see from the ground.

08/05/2015

Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome early on March 28, 2015. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Asking Congress For $490M To Buy Seats On Russian Soyuz Rockets For Astronauts

NASA is asking Congress for another half billion dollars to pay Russia to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

08/05/2015

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

Rare Blue Moon Returns Friday After 3-Year Hiatus

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

07/29/2015

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