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What is a blue moon?

Only once in a blue moon can we report to you that we’ll have a blue moon this weekend. However, blue moons happen a lot more frequently than you might think. It’s only been 17 months since our last one.

Moon holds more water in more places than ever thought

The moon’s shadowed, frigid nooks and crannies may hold frozen water in more places and in larger quantities than previously suspected. And for the first time, the presence of water on the moon’s sunlit surface has been confirmed, scientists reported Monday.

NASA moon-landing tech hitches ride to space on Bezos rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space company launched a New Shepard rocket for a seventh time from a remote corner of Texas on Tuesday, testing new lunar-landing technology for NASA that could help put astronauts back on the moon.

New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels

Future moon explorers will be bombarded with two to three times more radiation than astronauts aboard the International Space Station, a health hazard that will require thick-walled shelters for protection, scientists reported Friday.

Longtime Neil Young fan in Spokane cherishes mementos from music legend

I witnessed Neil Young's fans turn on him in Philadelphia on numerous occasions for refusing to pander. A decade ago, Young was buried in boos by a portion of a Wells Fargo Center audience for bleeding feedback out of his guitar for nearly 5 minutes. Young grinned and played on.

Sail on, Sailor: Sailor Moon turns 25

Twenty-five years ago Friday, the Japanese animated character Sailor Moon and her team of guardians of the solar system made their debut on American TV. The character was already a hit among tween-aged girls in Japan on TV, manga comic magazines and supplemental art books.

Moon-watching isn’t just for night owls

Kids are often taught to associate the sun with the day and the moon and stars with the night. Yet why does the moon sometimes come out during the daylight hours? The answer is somewhat simple.

Moon mission could cost $50 billion, NASA says in report criticizing Boeing

The report, by the NASA inspector general, painted another grim picture of the troubles that have long plagued the Space Launch System rocket as Boeing, NASA’s prime contractor on the rocket, struggles to get the unwieldy program under control. It said that more schedule delays were likely and that the space agency might not be able to meet the goal of landing people on the moon by 2024 or orbiting Mars by the 2030s.