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Soviet era "Moon Rocks" sold at the New York auction for $ 855,000

Lunar samples originally belonged to Nina Ivanovna Koroleva, widow of the former Soviet space program director. Three stones taken from the Moon in 1970 by a Soviet space mission were sold on Thursday in New York for $ 855,000. Sotheby's auction house said the "moon rocks" are the only known documented lunar masses in private hands. They were offered for …

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Larger moons have moons, and some call them "moon moons"

Have you ever looked into the night sky, looked at the moon and asked yourself if he could have his own moon? While you probably have not, a curious four-year-old returned in 2015, and on Tuesday his astronomer mother and one of her colleagues published a paper that essentially said: Yes, a moon can have its own moon. The Carnegie …

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NASA releases a 4K "Moon Tour" video

In the fall of 2011, the Mission Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) released its original Tour of the Moon, a five-minute animation that takes the viewer on a virtual tour of our closest neighbor in space. Six years later, the tour was recreated in a stunning 4K resolution, using the same camera path and drawing from the extensive data collected by …

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