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'Super Moon In My Room' a Lunar Treat for Kids (Review)

Super Moon In My Room by Uncle Milton is a wall-mounted moon lamp that can sync up with the real phases of the moon. It is 30-percent larger that Uncle Milton’s earlier Moon In My Room and plays Neil Armstrong’s historic words from the Apollo 11 moon landing.Credit: Uncle Milton As a parent, I know […]

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10 Surprising Facts About Lunar Eclipses

As the full moon shines in the night sky tonight (Sept. 27), it will pass through Earth’s shadow in a total lunar eclipse. You can watch the lunar eclipse in a webcast by the Slooh Community Observatory . You can also see the total lunar eclipse webcast on Space.com, courtesy of Slooh. As you watch […]

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Why Tonight's Full Moon Is a 'Harvest Moon' Lunar Eclipse

The full moon tonight (Sept. 27) will be an especially special lunar occasion. In addition to being a traditional “harvest moon,” the moon will be at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, making it a so-called “supermoon.” Plus, skywatchers people across North and South America, Europe and Africa will get to see a […]

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NASA to Unveil Big Mars Discovery Monday: How to Watch Live

NASA to Unveil Big Mars Discovery Monday: How to Watch Live

NASA will reveal a “major science finding” about Mars on Monday morning (Sept. 28), and you can follow the announcement live. Researchers and NASA officials will unveil the discovery — which the agency described in a media advisory as a “Mars mystery solved” — during a press conference Monday at 11:30 a.m. EDT (1530 GMT). You can […]

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Imagining Strange New Lifeforms May Reveal Our Own Origins

This article was originally published at The Conversation.  The publication contributed the article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. From the earliest of times, philosophers and scientists have tried to understand the relationship between animate and inanimate matter. But the origin of life remains one of the major scientific riddles to be solved. […]

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Total Lunar Eclipse: How to Judge the Moon's Brightness and Color

Total Lunar Eclipse: How to Judge the Moon's Brightness and Color

A lunar eclipse provides spectacular viewing opportunities for everyone, from amateur skywatchers to experienced observers — read on to learn how to describe what you see. Here at Space.com, we are inviting our readers to make observations of the total lunar eclipse on Sunday to experience the amazing celestial event,  No matter whether you plan to […]

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