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Just like the near side of the moon, the far side cycles through day and night phases.

There is no permanent dark side of the moon, and this simple animation by a former NASA scientist explains why

The far side of the moon and the dark side are not the same thing. This animation shows how one is constantly moving, while the other never changes.
Saturn's rings would make it seem huge in the sky.

An incredible video shows what we would see if the planets replaced the moon. But that would turn Earth into a volcanic hellscape.

The pretty sky wouldn't last long. If Jupiter loomed above, Earth would be a volcanic hellscape. If Saturn took its place, a moon would crash into us.
An artist's rendering of NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER.

NASA is sending a new moon rover to sample water ice on the lunar south pole

If successful, the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) would be first spacecraft to ever land there without crashing.
This striking view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet on February 12, 2019.

The coolest photos of the solar system taken in the decade you were born

The '60s were all about the moon, while '80s babies saw the first detailed photos of Saturn and Jupiter.
This striking view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet on February 12, 2019.

The coolest photos of the solar system taken in the decade you were born

The '60s were all about the moon, while '80s babies saw the first detailed photos of Saturn and Jupiter.
A full moon, also a harvest moon, rises past thunder clouds near Encinitas, California September 8, 2014.

A Hunter’s Moon will rise plump and orange this weekend. Here’s what that means and when to see it.

A full Hunter's Moon will be seen in the night sky on Saturday, October 13. Here are some of the names used for each month's full moon.
This illustration by artist Pat Rawling shows the concept of a space elevator as viewed from the geostationary transfer station looking down the length of the elevator towards the Earth.

A giant elevator could connect Earth to space using current technology, experts say — here’s how that might work

A space elevator could make it easier, cheaper, and more sustainable to transport cargo and people from the surface of Earth or the moon to space.

Elon Musk’s new Starship would be a monster rocket if built. Here’s how the SpaceX launch system compares to NASA’s 2 biggest rocket...

SpaceX's Mars rocket may be millions of pounds heavier and dozens of feet taller than the Apollo-era Saturn V, which sent astronauts to the moon.
SpaceX's 164-foot-tall Starship Mark 1 rocket prototype stands in Boca Chica, Texas, amid a background of stars in the night sky in September 2019.

A stirring new SpaceX animation of Starship launching shows how the rocket company plans to turn Texas into Earth’s interplanetary transport hub...

Following Elon Musk's presentation about SpaceX's Starship rocket, the company posted a two-minute video showing how it'd refill the system in orbit.
This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight lander with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. The seismometer is the round device to the left of the lander.

NASA’s InSight lander on Mars has detected more than 20 quakes. Early data suggests the red planet may be less Earth-like than we thought.

NASA's InSight lander has heard lots of rumbling on Mars. A seismologist says the quakes are changing our understanding of the planet's crust.