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One of the Longjiang microsatellites that China launched toward the moon in May 2018.

A Chinese moon satellite took an incredible picture of Earth that will make you feel tiny

China launched two microsatellites, called Longjiang-1 and Longjiang-2, to the moon in May. One of the spacecraft took stunning new photos of Earth and the moon with a Saudi Arabian camera system. The photos show Earth against the black void of space.
Pluto is over 4.6 billion miles away, but you can explore it from the comfort of your own computer, right now, thanks to Google Maps.

A little-known feature in Google Maps lets you explore our local solar system — here’s how to visit Mercury, Venus, and other planets and ...

Most people just use Google Maps to get directions from A to B, but many people might not know that Google Maps can also be used to explore other planets besides Earth.

The second blue moon of 2018 is about to arrive — here’s what that means and how rare they really are

According to one definition of "blue moon," the second full moon in a month is a blue moon.

What living on Earth would be like without the moon

What if one night, the moon simply disappeared? Would we miss it?

A ‘planet parade’ is coming Thursday morning, when Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto will line up — here’s how to see it

Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto will all line up in the pre-dawn sky on March 8, with the moon lining up between Jupiter and Mars in the early morning.

The moon’s formation may have been far more violent than we thought

The moon may have formed in the aftermath of a massive Earth-vaporizing collision that could have created something called a synestia, according to a new study.
President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

Trump’s commerce secretary wants to turn the moon into a ‘gas station for outer space’

Wilbur Ross said that the key to expanding commercial space exploration was to turn the moon "into a kind of gas station for outer space."
The phases of a total lunar eclipse.

Watch live: Astronomers are broadcasting video of the ‘super blue blood moon’ total lunar eclipse

A total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, is happening early Wednesday morning, and anyone can watch the event live via a special webcast on YouTube.

How and when to watch Wednesday’s ‘super blue blood moon’

The full moon on January 31 will be the second in a month. It'll be at the closest point to Earth in the moon's orbit. And there will be a total lunar eclipse.