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When the Moon hit's your eye like a big pizza pie you're blind Copernicus you got hit by a celestial body the size of Australia right in the face. 

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Scientists Have Captured Some Incredible Photos of Jupiter In Never Before Seen Clarity

The Supermoon is an event that usually occurs at most 3 or 4 times in a year. Due to the Moon being at it's closet proximity to the Earth over the course of it's orbit, the Moon appears much larger and brighter than usual, often taking on a reddish hue. Take a look at some incredible pictures of the last Supermoon we will see in 2020. 

Pictures of the last Supermoon to grace the skies in 2020. The cover gif is of the Supermoon in May 2020 in the background of the Statue of Liberty in New York City
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NASA Scientists Discovered Water Vapor on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Extra extra read all about it. Europa, one of Jupiter's and the solar system's most iconic celestial bodies, has been examined by NASA scientists, and the results are pretty astounding. Though in recent times Mars and exploration of the "Red Planet" has taken the spotlight and held it in the public eye. But Europa is trying to change all that. 

NASA scientists discovered water vapor and potentially a massive amount of water hiding under the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa
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Cookie Oven Sent To ISS So Astronauts Can Bake Cookies

In the latest update of random things being sent to the International Space Station, the six astronauts living in the International Space Station (ISS) have been sent a cookie oven (which must be a lot more exciting than that time when they were sent cement). For the first time, astronauts will be able to bake cookies in space. I'm betting the prospect of eating fresh cookies is pretty exciting for them after months of eating packaged space food

the international space station is being sent a cookie oven
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Photos Of Jupiter That Are Out Of This World

Jupiter, the giant in our solar system, has fascinated humans since we first looked up to the skies. We got our first glimpse of Jupiter 45 years ago, and since then, astronomers haven't been able to get enough of the giant planet. Unfortunately, Jupiter is not easy to travel to: at 338 times Earth's mass, Jupiter has the largest magnetic field in the solar system, meaning that anything that gets close (by close we mean millions of miles) will get fried by radiation, including life-saving electronics for humans. For now, we'll have to be satisfied with observing it from afar - and with the advancements in space travel technology and camera technology, we've got pretty incredible photos to feast our eyes on. 

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Eleven Surreal Photos of The 2019 Hunter's Moon

If you looked up during the past two nights, you might have noticed that the moon was bigger and brighter than usual. That's because this full moon was not just any old moon: we just witnessed a Hunter's Moon. This is one of the Native American full moon names that occur each month of the year, signalling a change in season. 

These 12 full moons are named for the activity or people they target. Therefore, the Hunter's Moon occurs around this time that hunters should traditionally begin to hunt game in preparation for winter. Since farmers would have recently harvested their crops during the Harvest Moon that takes place in September, the clear fields and bright moon would serve for perfect hunting conditions. 

Today, most people don't depend on the moon's stages to survive, but we can appreciate it's signaling of a change in the season, and if you're into it, the astrological meaning of the skies. Or you can just appreciate the beauty of the moon. If you didn't get a chance to see this years Hunter's Moon, check out these otherworldly photos that were taken from all over the world. 

eleven amazing photos of this year's hunter's moon
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NASA Released an Amazing 3D Map of the Moon

Most of us see the moon almost every night, but few people have seen a decent high-res picture of the moon, let alone a high-res picture of the dark side of the moon. To be able to see the moon - every side of it - in detail would really require being in space and flying around it. And 99.9% of us Earthlings don't have that opportunity (yet). So once again, NASA has come to the rescue, this time providing us with an amazing 3D map of the whole moon for computer graphics artists to use to their heart's content. For the first time, we can explore the moon (digitally). And it's incredible. If you want to see some more amazing photos from NASA, check out these new photos of Mars

nasa released a 3d map of the moon for computer graphics artists
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One Of Saturn's Moons Is Snowing Onto Saturn's Other Moons

With space technology increasing rapidly, we're learning more than ever about the planets in our galaxies. In the latest news, radar evidence shows that one of Saturn's moons is snowing. Yep, snow isn't only an Earth thing. And the weirder part? It's snow is falling onto the other moons of Saturn too. I had no idea that could even happen.

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Astronomy Photographer Of The Year: 2019 Winners Revealed

The winners of the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 competition have been announced, and these photographs are out of this world (literally). We gathered the winning photos for each section so you didn't have to search for them, and they are A M A Z I N G. From insane details of the sun to long exposure photos of the stars moving in the sky, these photos are the best of the best when it comes to astrophotography. Look in awe and enjoy the beautiful universe and the incredible skill of these photographers. I tip my hat to them (especially the 11 year old photographer!). 

the 2019 winners for an astronomy photographer competition
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Stunning Photos of the Harvest Moon on Friday 13th

On Friday 13th September 2019, the world witnessed a Harvest Moon. The moon goes by many different names, depending on it's size, position in the sky, and timing. The Harvest Moon doesn't actually have a constant date it falls on - rather, it is the full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox (when the Earth's equator is almost directly in line with the sun). The Harvest Moon got it's name by being particularly bright and rising early. In the past, this allowed farmers to extend their time in the fields so they could continue to harvest their summer crops by the light of the moon. 

If you missed seeing this Harvest Moon, don't worry. We gathered the best photos of it so you can experience the magic of the Harvest Moon in broad daylight. Enjoy these photos (perhaps while listening to Neil Young's song Harvest Moon) and if you missed this Harvest Moon, there will be plenty more! 

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Scientists Want To Build a 'Space Elevator' To the Moon

In the past few decades, technology has allowed us to live a reality that seemed like magic not so long ago. Talking to people on the other side of the planet? Easy. Flying in the air? Done. Man on the moon? Pfft. We did that in the sixties. Since science is getting more confident, and maybe a little egotistical, scientists have thought up a new scheme that sounds quite fantastical to us (although I guess that's what people thought before the internet existed). Scientists want to build an elevator that goes to the moon. Who knows, at the rate of technological advancement today, maybe it isn't so crazy. Lets wait a few years and see what happens. 

scientists want to build a space elevator to the moon
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And Now For Something Completely Different: An Eclipse of Jupiter

Jupiter is a striking feature of our Solar System. The largest planet by far, and home to incredible storms larger and more powerful than anything on Earth, Jupiter has recently been thrown into focus with some incredible new images. Recent looks have shown us developments that have thrown what we know about the planet into disarray. Slowly, using information gathered by the Juno space mission, scientists are discerning exactly what is going on with the planet, and the changes it's undergoing that we have never seen before.

But one of the most striking features of Jupiter is it's moon Io. And scientists were very fortunate that Juno happened to be passing by as an incredible eclipse occurred.

Astronomers captured an incredible rendering of an eclipse of Jupiter's Moon Io as it passed in front of the planet
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Astronomers Mix Cement In Space For First Time, Plan For Future Colonies

Colonization of the moon isn't too far off: plans for permanent lunar bases are already in motion, and the equipment for cheaply transporting people to the moon is in it's first stages of conception. But once we get there, humans will have to live inside buildings (or whatever the moon-equivalent will be called). So, in consideration of this, astronomers on the ISS mixed cement to see what zero-gravity cement would turn out like. 

astronomers have mixed cement in space for the first time
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Fifteen Incredible Photos Of The Moon

It's easy to forget that the universe isn't a smattering of tiny white lights in the sky, but actually a crazy place full of exploding stars, black holes and probably, aliens. As technology brings us closer to the predictions in science fiction classics, exploration (and eventually colonization) of the moon is becoming a reality. The moon has been getting some coverage in the media recently, and we're here to remind you that it's actually more than a sliver in the sky; the moon is the closest astronomical body to Earth and it's really beautiful. Here are fifteen photos and bits of information to remind you how cool the moon is. 

15 amazing photos of the moon
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Owners Take Selfies Of Their Pets Through Toilet Paper Rolls To Make Them Look Like The Moon

little while ago, Redditor JokeInks posted a photo on the Sh*ttyLifeProTips sub of a very cool tip: "Take a selfie through a toilet roll tube and pretend you're the moon". Pet owners decided to join the craze too and started posting on #MoonSelfie on instagram.   

moon selfies taken thru the elongated tub from toilet paper rolls
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