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    Could Earth Be Flung From Solar System, Explode?

    Though we may think of the planets in our solar system as stable and fixed in their current orbits, this may not have always been... Read more

  • In this artist's concept provided by NASA, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft orbits the moon. Flight controllers on Friday, April 18, 2014 confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon as planned, just three days after surviving a full lunar eclipse, something it was never designed to do. (AP Photo/NASA, Dana Berry)

    NASA’s Robotic Moon Explorer LADEE, Crashes into Moon

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. Flight controllers confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of... Read more

  • This artist's rendering provided by NASA on Thursday, April 17, 2014 shows an Earth-sized planet dubbed Kepler-186f orbiting a star 500 light-years from Earth. Astronomers say the planet may hold water on its surface and is the best candidate yet of a habitable planet in the ongoing search for an Earth twin. (AP Photo/NASA Ames, SETI Institute, JPL-Caltech, T. Pyle)

    Earthlike Planet Found: ‘This is the best case for a habitable planet yet found’

    LOS ANGELES—Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and... Read more

  • The Earth's shadow is cast over the surface of the moon as a total lunar eclipse is seen though a Magnolia tree top in the sky over Tyler, Texas at 2:57 CDT on Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Dr. Scott M. Lieberman)

    Full Moon 2014: Last One Was on April 15; Next Ones Are May 14, June 13

    The full moon in April 2014 has passed–there was lots of discussion about the moon because it was red, or a “blood moon”–but there are... Read more

  • Composite image of Lyrid and non-Lyrid meteors, seen over New Mexico from April 21-23, 2012. (NASA/MSFC/Danielle Moser)

    Lyrids Meteor Shower Peak Time and Dates in 2014

    The Lyrids Meteor Shower is a welcome relief to the lull since January of a meteor shower, and follows the blood moon that took place on... Read more

  • The SpaceX Falcon rocket sits on the launch pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/NASA TV)

    SpaceX Space Staion Resupply Rocket Will Try Again Friday

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to the International Space Station. NASA confirmed the launch date Wednesday, two days after a... Read more

  • Total eclipse of the moon underway over southern California as seen from Korea town ,west of downtown Los Angeles ,early on April 15, 2014. The entire event was to be visible from North and South America, but sky watchers in northern and and eastern Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia were out of luck, according to NASA.AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Blood Moon 2014: Full Lunar Eclipse Time Has Passed, Delights North Americans

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse — at least those fortunate enough to... Read more

  • Total eclipse of the moon underway over southern California as seen from Korea town ,west of downtown Los Angeles ,early on April 15, 2014. The entire event was to be visible from North and South America, but sky watchers in northern and and eastern Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia were out of luck, according to NASA.AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Blood Moon Delights Americas, as Stargazers Prepare for Solar Eclipse on April 29

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse — at least those fortunate enough to have clear... Read more

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    Telescope Apps Help Amateurs Hunt for Exoplanets

    People around the world are being invited to learn how to hunt for planets, using two new online apps devised by scientists at the University... Read more

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    Blood Moon Live Stream: Watch Lunar Eclipse Live Video (+Date, Time)

    The lunar eclipse and blood moon are being live streamed through multiple sources early Tuesday morning. The live video is being provided by NASA along... Read more

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    Pastor John Hagee: Blood Moon a ‘Signal’ of ‘World-shaking Event’

    Pastor John Hagee, who is credited by some for popularizing the term “Blood Moon,” says that the upcoming tetrad (series of blood moons) signals something... Read more

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    Pink Moon, Paschal Full Moon: First of the ‘Tetrad’ Begins April 15; What Time is the Full Moon?

    The so-called “Blood Moon,” referring to a total lunar eclipse, is also a Paschal Moon and a “Pink Moon.” It takes place on the night... Read more

  • The moon is seen taking different orange tones during a lunar eclipse over Mexico City, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007. The event was widely visible from the United States and Canada as well as South America, the Pacific Ocean, western Asia and Australia. During a total lunar eclipse, the moon's disk can take on a colorful appearance from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and, rarely, very dark gray. (AP Photo Marco Ugarte)

    Blood Moon: Red or Orange ‘Pink Full Moon’ and Lunar Eclipse (Tetrad) Taking Place April 15

    The “Blood Moon,” or a moon that can turn red or orange, is slated for April 15–along with a lunar eclipse. The rare sight from... Read more

  • This Tuesday, March 26, 2013 file photo provided by NASA shows the release of the SpaceX Dragon-2 spacecraft from the International Space Station. NASA is pressing ahead, on Monday, April 14, 2014, with the planned launch of a supply ship despite a critical computer outage at the International Space Station, promising the situation is safe. (AP Photo/NASA)

    NASA Presses Ahead Monday Launch Despite Dead Computer at Space Station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—NASA is pressing ahead with Monday’s planned launch of a supply ship despite a critical computer outage at the International Space Station, promising... Read more

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    NASA’s New ‘Flying Saucer’ Key to Mars Missions (Video)

    NASA’s Low Density Supersonic Decelerator aims to use an inflatable addition to increase drag and slow down spacecrafts landing on Mars.…... Read more

  • The moon rises above the Savior of Spilled Blood Cathedral in downtown St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    Full Pink Moon: ‘Blood Moon’ on April 15 Along with Lunar Eclipse

    A full Pink Moon will take place on April 15, 2014. A lunar eclipse will also take place, making it also a “Blood Moon.” According... Read more

  • Image taken by the Curiosity Mars rover. (NASA)

    NASA Photo: Artificial Light on Mars? Alien Beacon? (Photos)

    The Curiosity rover scanning the surface of Mars took a photo of what looks like an artificial light flaring up. The rover was investigating The... Read more

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    Opposition of Mars: Red Planet to Shine Brightly in Tonight’s Sky

    The opposition of Mars is upon us. Every 26 months, including April 8, Mars, the Sun, and Earth end up in a nearly-straight line. With... Read more

  • Composite image of Lyrid and non-Lyrid meteors, seen over New Mexico from April 21-23, 2012. (NASA/MSFC/Danielle Moser)

    Lyrids Meteor Shower 2014: Dates, Peak Times, Maps, More Info

    The Lyrids meteor shower is a welcome return after the last meteor shower ended on January 10. The Lyrids begin on April 16 and go... Read more

  • The moon is 37 per cent obscured by the Earth's shadow during the partial lunar eclipse above Sydney on June 4, 2012. (Torsten Blackwood/AFP/GettyImages)

    Lunar Eclipse 2014: Americas Get Front-Row Seat

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year. Next Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by... Read more


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