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Supermoon 2013 Happening Sunday, Don’t Miss it [Livestream]

Sunday’s full moon will be the brightest and biggest of the year, known as a Supermoon. A supermoon is a full moon that happens within 12 hours of the lunar perigree, or the point in the lunar orbit that brings the moon closest to Earth, explains Live Science. Supermoons appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than when the moon is at apogee, which is when it’s furthest from Earth,...

Justin Bieber Buys Ticket to Space on Virgin Galactic Spaceshiptwo

Justin Bieber has joined other celebrities who have reserved a seat on SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic. Justin Bieber paid the $250,000 ticket to visit space. The SpaceShipTwo is currently in the testing stage, and Virgin Galactic, owned by Richard Branson and Virgin, expects flights to start in 2015. On April 29, 2013, the world’s first commercial spaceline completed the first rocket-powered flight,...

New Crater on Moon after NASA sees Biggest Explosion Ever by Meteor

On the night of March 17th, a boulder slammed into the Moon, creating the biggest explosion scientists have ever seen since on the Moon since they started monitoring it eight years ago. “On March 17, 2013, an object about the size of a small boulder hit the lunar surface in Mare Imbrium,” Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office said in a statement. “It exploded in...

Meteor Shower Lyrid Peaks April 22, 2013

The Lyrid meteor shower happens each year in mid-April when the Earth passes through debris from the Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1), which orbits the sun once every 415 years. Humans have been observing this particular meteor shower for at least 2,600 years. Unfortunately, the moon will spoil the meteor shower because it’s in the bright gibbous phase. Even then, the Lyrid meteor shower typically...

Pluto Has How Many Moons? 10 More May be Undiscovered, According to New Research

Pluto may have 10 or more moons in orbit, according to a new simulation by scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. A computer simulation, previously designed to study the formation of planets and other icy objects in the Kuiper Belt out beyond Neptune, was used to do calculations regarding the formation of Pluto and its moons. “It’s hard to say how many there are,”...

Unlikely Meteor hits Russia and Causes Panic

It is not often that planet Earth is threatened by a meteor and really uncommon for a meteor to actually hit and make an impact, but such has been the case in the country of Russia. Amateur video footage showed a bright white streak moving rapidly across the Russia Urals region skies before exploding with an even brighter flash and a deafening bang early Friday morning. The explosion was reported about...

Youngest Black Hole 1000 years-old Discovered in the Milky Way by NASA

A black hole is an area of spacetime in which massive amounts of gravity prevent things from escaping. This actually includes all light including reflections, hence the term black hole. These huge mass bodies form when large stars explode at the end of their life or what is known as a supernova.  Once the hole is formed it can continue to gain mass by absorbing everything around it, including other...

Asteroid 2012 DA14 to Hit Earth? Not Likely, But a Record Approach

Asteroid 2012 DA14 is set to pass by Earth in a record setting close shave on February 15, 2013. The asteroid will come even closer than the moon. It’s going to come within 17,200 miles of Earth, reports NASA scientists. “This is a record-setting close approach,” Don Yeomans, the head of NASA’s asteroid-tracking program, said in a statement. “Since regular sky surveys...

Super Bowl will be Beamed to Astronauts in Space by NASA

The Super Bowl will be watched by the Astronauts in Space. So while they may be miles away, just like you and me, they won’t be missing any of the football action or commercials. One of the Super Bowl commercials actually features “Space Babies” by Kia, in which a father tells his young son that all babies (even animal tots) actually come from the alien planet Babylandia, and launch...

Curiosity Rover Finds More Evidence Of Water On Mars

The Curiosity team announced on Tuesday that the rover is now considered to be in a “candy store” for future findings. The newest point of emphasis has been found at the lowest point of Gale crater in an area known as Yellowknife Bay. It is filled with a plethora of different materials that can only exist if there had previously been water. Finding this new source on the red planet is...