If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you'll be right to say it was "once in a blue moon."
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The 46 years since Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon have not lessened the sense of wonder of that that moment. But the decades have deteriorated his iconic space suit, which has been locked away in climate-controlled storage.
A stunning silhouette of Pluto taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft after it shot past the icy orb last week show an extensive layer of atmospheric haze, while close-up pictures of the ground reveal flows of nitrogen ice, scientists said on Friday.
A man in China may regain use of his hand after it was cut off in an industrial accident. Even more amazing is how the doctors saved the man's hand: They grafted it onto his leg.
A team of scientists accidentally discovered a shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina that could date back to the American Revolution.
Do you have a bit of space to spare? Is it big enough to house a truly vast visitor? If so, you could be in with a chance of bagging yourself a really big roommate. Dippy the Diplodocus, the most famous dinosaur in Britain, is looking for a new home.
A super glider is on track to fly to the edge of space. Crowds of aviation enthusiasts gathered Monday to get their first look at Perlan 2, an experimental glider on display this week at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
After wowing the world with the first-ever close-up images of Pluto, NASA has released another groundbreaking photo taken a little closer to home. This image is the first full view of the sunlit side of the Earth taken from one million miles away.
NASA says its New Horizons spacecraft completed a historic flyby of Pluto on Tuesday, becoming the first spacecraft to pass over the small, icy world.
NASA took a key step forward in the goal to eventually land a person on Mars on Thursday.
Wendy Sloboda’s knack for finding fossil beds got her name immortalized — and has handed science a missing link in dinosaur evolution.
A NASA satellite has detected the first sign of a black hole 8,000 light years away from Earth.
The discovery of five more supermassive black holes might just be the tip of the iceberg. According to NASA, the finding supports the theory that thick blankets of gas and dust could be hiding millions of supermassive black holes in the universe.
Hotter temperatures are being blamed for a strange change in Australia’s bearded dragon lizards, according to a new study — genetic changes that alter the lizards’ sex.
The beautiful jets of dust that follow comets are generated by sinkholes, according to a new study.
When the first two human colonists land on Mars, they could step into their ready-made living quarters, remove their space helmets and inhale deliciously breathable air.
After nearly 118 grueling consecutive hours over the Pacific Ocean, the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 is back on land — and freshly stamped into aviation record books.
Officials in Alberta, Canada, say dumping of live goldfish into the ecosystem has resulted in freakishly large fish. The invasive species has no natural predator and is thriving in poor water conditions, according to Kate Wilson, aquatic invasive species specialist with Alberta Environment and Parks.
A dozen endangered Amargosa voles raised at the University of California, Davis were set free in the waist-high grass at a spring-fed marsh near the tiny town of Tecopa, Calif., about 90 miles west of Las Vegas.
An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station, NASA said.
A rare 6.3-meter-long basking shark was accidentally caught by a trawler in seas near Portland, in southwestern Australia.
Imagine something in the night sky that looks like a gigantic, glowing jellyfish many times the size of Mount Everest. Believe it or not, such things are actually quite common.
Swedish researchers studying the mummified remains of a 17th century bishop have made an unusual discovery — a fetus hidden at the feet of the prominent clergyman.
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