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the moon

Apr 14, 2014 — The weather may play havoc with the sky-watching on the East Coast, though much of the Midwest and West ought to get a good view.
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Oct 23, 2013 — A NASA mission to the moon has completed the first high-bandwidth space-to-ground communication using a laser. This is a big upgrade from the radio systems now in use and could potentially revolutionize deep-space communication.
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Sep 7, 2013 — The LADEE spacecraft, which began its trip to the moon last night in a launch on Virginia's coast, ran into some mechanical problems, NASA says. But officials say the robotic probe remains on track to reach the moon next month.
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Sep 12, 2012 — Our lives are based on conventions that seem rock solid when they aren't, at least in comparison with cosmic time-scales. The duration of a day changes in time, determined by the gyrations of the Earth-Moon pair.
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Aug 29, 2012 — Neil Armstrong's passing brings back vivid memories of the first moon landing. It also reminds commentator Marcelo Gleiser of the strong links between science and science-fiction.
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Jul 24, 2012 — Left to other real or imagined urgencies, the singular sense of purpose and promise that space exploration brings can be easily put off until next year, next election, next budget cycle. Eventually, it may be forgotten altogether.
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Feb 1, 2012 — The images from NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) lunar spacecraft offer a fresh view of the moon's far side.
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Sep 6, 2011 — Though not close-ups by any stretch of the imagination, the images do offer more detail than other photos taken two years ago by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is now circling the moon.
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Feb 8, 2011 — Which "philosophy" requires a greater faith — Bill O'Reilly's or that of scientists who say there is no need for divine intervention to explain the presence of Moon, etc.?
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Dec 22, 2010 — There is a surprising number of grown-ups that believe we never landed on the moon. Maybe they should believe in Santa Claus as well.
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