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Saturn's Moon Titan May Have Been Planetary Punching Bag

An untold number of cosmic impacts could have created the mysteriously thick atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon Titan, suggest experiments with laser guns. Full story

A moon mission built for two — probes, that is

Spacecraft engineers are in the final stages of readying twin probes to orbit Earth’s moon, on a mission to chart our next-door neighbor’s gravity field in unprecedented detail Full story

Moon's Face Reveals Extreme Cosmic Abuse

The moon's pimpled face is a testament to the serious beating it's received over the years from incoming space rocks, and a new study has found just how severe that lunar smackdown has been. Full story

Asteroids buzz between Earth, Moon

   Two asteroids, 11-hours apart, passed between the Earth and the Moon on Wednesday. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

Jamie Lee Curtis: ‘True Lies’ to children’s tales

   Award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis chats with TODAY’s Meredith Vieira about her new kids book, “My Mommy Hung the Moon,” and her acting career.

Moon-Size View of Mars? An Old Hoax Returns

The infamous Mars hoax that widely circulated on the Internet since its first appearance in the summer of 2004 is rearing its head again. It comes in the form of an e-mail message titled "Mars Spectacular," originating from an unknown source. Full story

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This NASA image obtained on January 7, 2
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The shadow of the Earth falls across the face of the Moon above Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok during a full lunar eclipse

The shadow of the Earth falls across the face of the Moon, with a six-pointed decorative star on a Christmas tree in the foreground, above Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok during a full lunar eclipse December 21, 2010. The eclipse is the first to coincide with the Winter Solstice since 1638.

The Moon is seen over a Christmas tree during a total lunar eclipse as seen from San Jose
The Moon is seen over a Christmas tree during a total lunar eclipse as seen from San Jose

The Moon is seen over a Christmas tree during a total lunar eclipse as seen from San Jose December 21, 2010. During the eclipse, the Earth lined up directly between the Sun and the Moon, casting Earth's shadow over the Moon. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY SCI TECH)

The Moon is engulfed in the Earth's shadow as it nears the peak of a rare winter solstice total lunar eclipse as viewed through a telescope from Palm Beach Gardens
The Moon is engulfed in the Earth's shadow as it nears the peak of a rare winter solstice total lunar eclipse as viewed through a telescope from Palm Beach Gardens

The Moon is engulfed in the Earth's shadow as it nears the peak of a rare winter solstice total lunar eclipse as viewed through a telescope from Palm Beach Gardens December 21, 2010. REUTERS/Doug Murray (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SCI TECH IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Artist's conception, planet collision
Artist's conception, planet collision

Artist's conception showing a body about the size of Earth's moon slamming into a Mercury-size object. Such massive collisions may be relatively common in solar systems during the last stages of planet formation.