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NASA to Try to Capture Asteroid, Pull to the Moon

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced new plans to capture and re-direct a near-Earth asteroid, and is taking proposals to figure out the best way to do it.
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Internet-Accessible Observatory Headed to the Moon's South Pole in 2016

The world's first mission to the Moon's South Pole was announced today, and it's going to be carried out by a private company.
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Rare Supermoon Rises This Weekend: Slideshow of Beautiful Past Supermoons

Be sure to look up into the sky this weekend, because a once-a-year phenomenon dubbed the "Supermoon" will be lighting up the sky as the Sun goes down this Saturday night into Sunday morning. And judging from the 15 images we have of previous years' Supermoons, it's an event you won't want to miss.
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NASA's GRAIL Mission Maps Out The Moon's Uneven Gravity

The moon may look round to us from down here on Earth, but the surface of our lunar companion is riddled with craters and varying densities which give the moon uneven gravitational pulls. For the first time, NASA scientists have properly mapped out the cause of this phenomenon.
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Apollo 11 Moon Dust Samples Rediscovered After over 40 Years

A woman has discovered samples of moon dust thought to have been lost since the 1970's.
A penumbral eclipse of the moon in 2012.

Meteorite Strikes Moon, Explosion Bright Enough To Be Seen On Earth (Video)

a meteorite that struck the Moon, causing an explosion that could be seen here on Earth.
A penumbral eclipse of the moon in 2012.

Water On Earth And The Moon May Have Come From The Same Meteorites

According to new research, water found deep inside the Earth and the moon may have originated from the ancient meteorites. Some scientists now believe that water already existed on Earth prior to the impact that created the moon, and subsequently, the moon would've begun with a portion of that supply.
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NASA Says Moon And Asteroids Both Were Hit By Bombardment

What does Earth's moon and several of the larger asteroids hovering around our solar system have in common? Well, according to NASA, they've both been blasted under a bombardment of asteroids in the past.

Star Trek Fans Vote in Vulcan as Name of Pluto's Moon

One of Pluto's moons may be named Vulcan after thousands of Star Trek fans voted in a public poll to name the moon after the home planet of one of the science fiction show's iconic characters.
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'World of Warcraft' Movie News: Duncan Jones Set To Direct

British director Duncan Jones is in talks to direct the film adaptation of the role playing video game "World of Warcraft."
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Russia Moon Mission Blasts Off in 2015; Manned Mission Planned by 2030

Almost 40 years after abandoning its lunar exploration program, Russia is once again planning a trip to the moon, the country announced Wednesday. Russia will launch a series of unmanned robot probe missions to the moon in 2015, Russian space agency Roskosmos announced this week. A manned mission will follow the unmanned probe missions no later than 2030.
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NASA Reveals Last Video From GRAIL Spacecraft Before It Crashed On The Moon (Watch)

The space agency released the last video from the GRAIL spacecraft, which crash landed on the moon in December.
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Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2013: Moon Threatens First Meteor Shower of 2013; Quadrantids Peak Times & How to View It (VIDEO)

The first meteor shower of the New Year might have to difficult to view due to the moon as it peaks overnight on Jan. 3.
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Jupiter, Moon Align in Christmas Night Sky; Jupiter's Red Spot Visible to North American Observers

Jupiter and the moon, along with several of Jupiter's moons, have taken over the Christmas night sky, giving skywatchers something great to look at.
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NASA GRAIL Probes to Crash on Moon Surface by Monday; Probes Aid Scientists with Theories on Moon's Craters and Water on Mars

After little over one year in space, NASA's twin GRAIL probes are expected to crash onto the moon's surface only days from Thursday.
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