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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched in mid-2009, is revealing the moon in new detail. Imagery credit/NASA

Friday brings a rare Blue Moon — the definition of a second full moon within a single month.

At 31 days, August is one of those months with enough days to host the prospect.

Thanks to the Lunar and Planetary Institute, of Houston, the unusual event will also bring a brief, but dramatic audio and...

SpaceX Dragon supply capsule berths with the International Space Station in May. Photo Credit/NASA

 

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Monday cleared SpaceX, of Hawthorne, Calif., for the start of regular commercial re-supply missions to the International Space Station.

The first of at least a dozen missions for which SpaceX is under a $1.6 billion NASA contract to launch is...

New movie shows the landing of Curiosity rover. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

If you want to get a feel for touching down on the Red Planet, look at a new movie thanks to NASA’s Curiosity rover mission.

The video covers the last two-and-a-half minutes before the rover touches down in Gale Crater. This movie is available...

Just as Curiosity revs up its scientific mission on Mars, NASA has selected a new mission to the Red Planet.

The space agency announced that InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is a NASA Discovery Program mission that will place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior.

InSight would launch in 2016. The lander...

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