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Found: Evidence the Moon Had an Atmosphere for 70 Million Years
It would have been at its thickest about 3.5 billon years ago.
October 09, 2017
Did Mooncakes Help the Chinese Overthrow the Mongols?
On the enduring power of myth and metaphor.
August 11, 2017
How an 1892 'Trip to the Moon' Changed How We Think About Space
New York theatergoers traversed the cosmos via Carnegie Hall.
August 09, 2017
Anstruther Model Solar System
Bronze plates placed around this Scottish fishing village form a true-scale model of the solar system.
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A Bag With a Bit of Moon Dust Is Going to Auction
But it is not going to be cheap.
May 22, 2017
Friday's 'Snow Moon' and Rare Lunar Eclipse
Also, a comet.
February 10, 2017
The Bizarre Case of NASA's 'Stolen' Moon Rocks
Back in 2014, the agency got a tip.
February 08, 2017
A 'Black Moon' is Coming
Forget the blue moon.
September 27, 2016
Check Out This Massive Moon Balloon Terrorizing Streets in China
No one was hurt, apparently.
September 14, 2016
There's New Evidence in the Mystery of Neil Armstrong's Missing 'A'
He really could have said, "One small step for a man."
September 08, 2016
The 'Strawberry Moon Solstice' is A Big Misunderstanding
It's getting a lot of press, but is not actually that rare.
June 19, 2016
Watch a Man Tightrope Walk Across the Moon
A perfectly timed video shows a free climber "walking" across the moon as it rises over Yosemite.
May 11, 2016
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