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In this Nov. 1969 photo made available by NASA, Apollo 12 mission Commander Charles P. "Pete" Conrad stands on the moon's surface.
NASA/AP Photo
June 20, 2019 - 10:43 am
By Marcia Dunn and Emily Swanson, Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows. The poll by The...
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The moon is slowly shrinking over time, which is causing wrinkles in its crust and moonquakes, according to photos captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
NASA via CNN
May 13, 2019 - 5:13 pm
By Ashley Strickland, CNN (CNN) - - The moon is slowly shrinking over time, which is causing wrinkles in its crust and moonquakes, according to photos captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Unlike Earth, the moon doesn't have tectonic plates. Instead, as the moon's interior has cooled...
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Lauren Lipton
April 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We celebrate two holidays this upcoming week, Monday is Earth Day and Friday Arbor is Day, where we celebrate the importance of trees. Right here in Philadelphia we have a very important tree growing with quite a history behind it. "The ‘Moon Tree’ is in Washington...
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On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Vice President Mike Pence called for landing astronauts on the moon within five years.
NASA via AP
March 26, 2019 - 10:18 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for landing astronauts on the moon within five years, an accelerated pace that would aim to put Americans on the lunar south pole. Pence said NASA needs to achieve that goal "by any means necessary." Speaking at a meeting of...
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This is the earliest image of Hippocamp, obtained by Hubble. Hippocamp is shown inside the red box, and an enlarged version is inset at upper right.
Mark R. Showalter/SETIInstitiute
February 20, 2019 - 1:57 pm
By Ashley Strickland, CNN (CNN) -- For the first time in decades, a new tiny moon has been found in orbit around the gas giant Neptune, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Hippocamp, now known as Neptune's smallest moon, is named for the sea monster from Greek mythology...
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Justin Udo
January 20, 2019 - 9:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Sunday night's lunar eclipse provides a sight that will not be visible in the region for some time to come. The Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts says the “Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse” is not scientifically accurate for the eclipse, but it gets...
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FILE - In this Saturday Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Earth starts to cast its shadow on the moon during a complete lunar eclipse seen from Jakarta, Indonesia.
Tatan Syuflana/AP Photo
January 17, 2019 - 9:26 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter...
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In this photo provided Jan. 3, 2019, by China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, the first image of the moon's far side taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe.
China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency via AP
January 03, 2019 - 7:12 am
By Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China's burgeoning space program achieved a first on Thursday: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon. Three nations — the United States, the former Soviet Union and more recently China — have sent spacecraft to the near side of the moon,...
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FILE- In this April 1972 photo made available by NASA, John Young salutes the U.S. flag at the Descartes landing site on the moon during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity. America's next moon landing will be made by private companies, not NASA
Charles M. Duke Jr./NASA via AP, File
November 29, 2018 - 9:50 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America's next moon landing will be made by private companies — not NASA. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday that nine U.S. companies will compete to deliver experiments to the lunar surface. The space agency will buy the service and let private...
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SpaceX
SpaceX
September 14, 2018 - 12:31 pm
By Jackie Wattles (CNN Money) -- SpaceX is planning to launch a tourist on a trip around the moon, and the company said it will reveal the person's identity during a September 17 event. The hard-charging rocket firm, run by billionaire Elon Musk, announced the news Thursday evening from its...
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