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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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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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