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Cataclysmic Event May Explain Moon's Mysterious Large Dark Spot

Posted 10.30.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 10/30/2012 12:07 PM EDT on SPACE.com The largest dark spot on the moon, known as the Ocean of Storms, may be a scar...

PHOTOS: Beautiful Ice Cream Cakes Shaped Like Moons

Foodiggity | Posted 12.03.2012 | Food
Foodiggity

That's no moon. Nor is it a mere scoop of ice cream. It's part of a series of ice cream cakes by designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien for Häagen-Dazs and the upcoming Christmas season.

WATCH: Iconic Apollo 8 Photo Brought To Life In New NASA Video

Posted 04.25.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 04/25/2012 12:16 PM EDT on SPACE.com A new NASA video draws on detailed maps of the moon's surface made recently ...

WATCH: First-Ever Video Of Moon's Far Side

Posted 02.02.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 02/01/2012 06:20 PM EST on SPACE.com A gravity-mapping spacecraft orbiting the moon has beamed home its first video ...

Lunar Outpost May Be Built By Former Space Rivals

Posted 01.20.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 01/19/2012 05:51 PM EST on Space Russia is talking to NASA and the European Space Agency about building mann...

"Why Space" Part II -- We Need an Edge

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 03.18.2012 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

I believe we will go to space because we have to in order to continue our growth as human beings. There is little choice involved.

LOOK: Amazing Pictures Of Saturday's Lunar Eclipse

T | Posted 12.11.2011 | Green

The last total lunar eclipse for almost three years occurred on Saturday, wowing sky watchers on many parts of the globe. According to the Associat...

NASA Busts Woman Selling $1.7M 'Moon Rock'

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

LOS ANGELES — She promised the moon, for a sky-high price. He wasn't buying. A woman who tried to sell what she said was a rare piece of moon r...

Our Sputnik Moment: US Entrepreneurs Needed for the "Space Race"

Naveen Jain | Posted 06.20.2011 | Technology
Naveen Jain

If we allow private enterprise to explore and take advantage of the Moon's resources, we may set ourselves on the road to energy independence.

Moon River: What Water in the Heavens Means for Life on Earth

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Randall Amster

We ought to consider how NASA's discovery of water on the moon could alter the fabric of life on earth. The implications of this find -- including the possible near-term development of a viable lunar colony -- are staggering.

Gold Rush on the Moon

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

From an economic point of view, water on the Moon is the equivalent of finding "gold in the hills of California." There is the potential for a California gold rush to hit the space community in the years ahead.

The Year of the Moon

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

Tomorrow is the anniversary of Apollo 11's landing on our Moon. In another ten years, most of the people involved with it will be dead.

PHOTOS: Lunar Orbiter Releases First Photos Of Moon

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which launched on June 18, just released its first images of the moon's pockmarked terrain. The Orbiter c...

Yesterday's Launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Brings Back Memories of Apollo 11

Jeff Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Goldstein

July 20th is coming. It will be the 40th anniversary of the first human footprints on another world, and I lived it.

Dear Media: Please Stop Reporting About Science

Jacob Dickerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jacob Dickerman

There's nothing special about the moon. If it didn't exist, life on this planet would be largely the same,