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How Do The Tides Work?

by Fraser Cain August 18, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Anyone who lives close to ocean is familiar with the tides. And you probably know they have something to do with the Moon. But how do the tides work? Do other planets experience tides? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Perigee “Super” Moon Images from Around the World

by Nancy Atkinson August 11, 2014

Wow! The astrophotographers out there are getting artsy! Take a look at some of the most artistic images of the full Moon we’ve seen yet. The August 10 full Moon was a so-called “super” Moon — and it was the “super-est” of a trio of full Moons being at perigee, or its closest approach to […]

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Ranger 7 Takes 1st Image of the Moon by a US Spacecraft 50 Years Ago – July 31, 1964

by Ken Kremer August 3, 2014

As we remember the 45th anniversary of Earth’s historic 1st manned lunar landing last week by America’s Apollo 11 crew of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969, it’s likewise well worth recalling NASA’s pioneering and historic unmanned robotic mission Ranger 7 – that led the way to the Moon almost exactly 5 […]

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Book Review: Neil Armstrong – A Life of Flight by Jay Barbree

by Ken Kremer July 28, 2014

“Neil Armstrong – A Life of Flight” is a thoroughly enjoyable new biography about the first human to set foot on the Moon on NASA’s Apollo 11 mission written with gusto by Emmy winning NBC News space correspondent Jay Barbree. Jay Barbee is a veteran NBC News reporter who has covered America’s manned space program […]

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Apollo 11 Splashdown 45 Years Ago on July 24, 1969 Concludes 1st Moon Landing Mission – Gallery

by Ken Kremer July 24, 2014

The three man crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean 45 years ago today on July 24, 1969 – successfully concluding Earth’s first journey to land humans on another world and return them safely to our Home Planet. Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on […]

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