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Apollo 11 Mission image. Lunar surface with Astronaut boot in view taken on July 20, 1969.

Trump wants to send astronauts back to the moon, but his proposed budget cuts NASA funding close to an all-time low

President Trump is asking NASA to put a 'footprint' in outer space in a way the agency hasn't in 45 years.

NASA has reinvented the wheel using a material that ‘remembers’ its shape

NASA's redesigned rover tires are made from a nickel-titanium alloy — a material that can be deformed and return back to shape.

Kenya could be the heart of moon colonization, says ‘The Martian’ author Andy Weir — here’s why

In author Andy Weir's new book "Artemis" about a heist on the moon, Kenya is the epicenter of space colonization — for several surprisingly realistic reasons.

‘The Martian’ author Andy Weir is convinced we’ll colonize the moon — but says colonizing Mars doesn’t make any sense

Andy Weir's new book "Artemis" is a sci-fi novel about a heist on the moon. He thinks a lunar city is a must for Elon Musk's Mars colony to be feasible.

A Beaver Moon is coming this weekend — here’s what that actually means

The Beaver Moon peaks this weekend at 1:22 a.m. ET on Saturday. But all strange-sounding names for the moon have one important thing in common.

A Las Vegas hotel mogul plans to send an inflatable space hotel into orbit around the moon by 2022

Bigelow Aerospace wants to send an inflatable pod to orbit the moon by 2022, with accommodations for astronauts and citizen space travelers alike.
The 2013 Harvest Moon in Washington, DC.

Here’s when to watch tonight’s harvest moon — and what makes it so special

This particular moon appears massive and takes on a reddish-orange color, not unlike a great pumpkin. Here's how to watch the harvest moon on October 5th.

If your eyes hurt after watching the solar eclipse, here’s what you need to know

People usually notice symptoms of solar retinopathy — including blurry vision, discolored spots in vision, pain, or a loss of central vision — by the next day.

Why your picture of the eclipse might have a little blue crescent hidden in it

On a regular day, a lens flare might show up as a little circle. But during an eclipse, they appear as small crescents.