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Not only will the moon be particularly close to Earth, but it will also be bathed in a reddish light just before midnight Eastern time.
The cotton seeds aboard a lunar lander had encouraged hopes that plants could grow on the moon. But days after China boasted of the experiment's success, the tender shoots died.
The strategy, reminiscent of the Cold War-era Star Wars program, calls for new sensors in space, updated missile interceptors and advanced weapons, including lasers.
A new study shows that Saturn's rings are only 10 million to 100 million years old, much younger than the planet itself.
A mini biosphere was sent up in China's Chang'e-4, which landed on the far side of the moon in early January. Photos show the small, green shoot of a cotton plant in a container aboard the spacecraft.
Iran says its intentions are peaceful, but the U.S. worries the planned launches are really about developing weapons specifically, intercontinental ballistic missiles.
A spokesman said the reduction would not be necessary except for "extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead.
Fast Radio Bursts are extremely powerful bursts of energy coming from far beyond the Milky Way. No one knows what's causing them but a new telescope in Canada should help find an explanation.
Chinese scientists have landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon. Rachel Martin speaks with Brown University planetary scientist James Head about whether it is a big milestone.
China's space program has landed a wheeled rover on the far side of the moon that's never seen from Earth. It's part of a systematic plan that the country has for space exploration.
China's astronomical ambitions are not purely scientific. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with U.S.
China's lunar lander, Chang'e 4, successfully touched down on the far side of the moon Thursday morning.
Scientists say Ultima Thule, a newly explored world out beyond Pluto, is a relic from our solar system's earliest days.
Congressional leaders go to the White House for a border security briefing. A U.S.
Queen guitarist Brian May is also an astrophysicist. He consulted with NASA on its New Horizons probe, which this week started sending back signals from the outer reaches of our solar system.
NASA's New Horizons flew by the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft Tuesday. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with planetary scientist Heidi Hammel about what data from the fly by shows.
The first images of the object, just a few pixels wide, arrived Tuesday morning. Higher-resolution photographs will be sent back to the earth in the coming weeks.
Early in 2019, China hopes to land a rover the first soft landing on the moon's far side. The mission is exploratory, and will lay groundwork for a trip by Chinese astronauts to the lunar surface.
Minutes after the turn of the new year, NASA's New Horizons probe will fly by a minor planet in the most distant exploration of a world ever attempted.