Earth’s “second moon” orbiting the planet since October until March 2021 is a space junk, a Centaur rocket booster from the 1960s, NASA confirmed.
NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS) Program has recently checked off a key milestone in its progress toward landing the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024. (NASA image)
Earth will have a second “moon” to light up the sky starting October until May 2021. The object, far smaller than the Moon, is space garbage caught up by the Earth’s gravitational pull. (
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope ultraviolet-light image of the planet Venus, taken on Jan. 24 1995, shows the planet’s cloud tops at distance of 70.6 million miles (113.6 million kilometers) from Earth. (NASA/ESA/Space Telescope Science Institute photo)
The Moon as viewed by NASA’s Mariner 10 in 1973, well before research would find signs of rust on the airless surface.
(Credits: NASA/JPL/Northwestern University)
Skywatchers can mark their calendar this week for this year’s brightest and biggest Pink Moon to appear in the sky April 8. (Image: Pixabay)
On the evening of March 10, the first Super Moon of the year lights up the evening sky. (Image: Pixabay)
Two weeks ago, the Moon blocked the Sun’s view from the Earth. Now, it is Earth’s turn to partially cover the Moon from Sun in a penumbral eclipse Saturday.
The Philippines is one of the countries that lie at the part of the annular solar eclipse Monday, December 26. Partially visible in most parts of the country, the astronomical show will be witnessed as a “Ring of Fire” in several places in Mindanao.