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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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How to Photograph the Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse

With the advent of digital cameras, photographing lunar eclipses has never been simpler or easier. Here are some tips on how to capture your own souvenir portraits of one of nature’s most colorful and photogenic celestial spectacles. If you’ve never recorded a lunar eclipse, you’ll get a chance this Sunday (Sept. 27), when the full […]

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Lunar Décor: 'Luna' Lamp Brings the Moon Down to Earth

The Luna lamp by Acorn Studio was inspired by the moon, and is currently available via an Indiegogo campaign.Credit: Acorn Ever look up at the full moon on a clear night and wish you could bring it straight into your home? Well, the next best thing is now available, and it’s called Luna. The spherical […]

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Moon's 500°F Temperature Swing Monitored During Lunar Eclipse | Video

Moon's 500°F Temperature Swing Monitored During Lunar Eclipse | Video

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Why the Blood Moon Eclipse Turns Red

The moon turns blood red in this 3:30 a.m. ET view of the total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 as seen by a telescope at the University of Arizona’s Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter at Steward Observatory atop Mt. Lemmon, Arizona.Credit: Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona On Sunday (Sept. 27), skywatchers across the United States will […]

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Pluto Mystery Tour: A Weird 'Snakeskin' Landscape?

In this extended color image of Pluto taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, rounded and bizarrely textured mountains, informally named the Tartarus Dorsa, rise up along Pluto’s day-night terminator and show intricate but puzzling patterns of blue-gray ridges and reddish material in between.Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI If there’s one thing we’ve learned from NASA’s New Horizons flyby […]

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Art Project to Beam Neil Armstrong's Heartbeat, Footprint Back to the Moon

A new art project by Richard Clar will bounce images and sounds representing the moon landing off of the moon, capturing the radio waves with this satellite at the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory in the Netherlands.Credit: ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy Just in time for this Sunday’s (Sept. 27) lunar eclipse, artist Richard Clar […]

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