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Moon’s water might be widespread

A new study suggests that the moon’s water is widely distributed across its surface, though it’s not necessarily easily accessible.

What’s the most distant human object from Earth?

The most distant human object is now over 13 billion miles (21 billion km) from Earth.

Some black holes erase your past

You can’t survive a passage into a black hole … or can you? A UC Berkeley mathematician says you could enter certain types of black holes, but your past would be obliterated and you’d have an infinite number of possible futures.

Supermassive black hole and host galaxy not evolving together?

Astronomers assumed supermassive black holes and their host galaxies evolve together and affect each other. They call it “co-evolution.” But it’s not happening in the distant galaxy WISE1029.

This asteroid sweeps closer than our moon today

The average distance of the moon is 239,000 miles (385,000 km). Asteroid 2018 DU will sweep significantly closer than that on February 25, 2018.

Mars rover finds possible rock stripes

The long-lived Opportunity Mars rover keeps finding surprises, including these possible stone stripes. On Earth, similar features result from repeated freezing and thawing of wet soil.

Amateur astronomer captures a supernova’s 1st light

Supernovae – exploding stars – are unpredictable. But an amateur astronomer in Argentina happened to catch one just as it began to explode. “It’s like winning the cosmic lottery,” one astronomer said.

Juno’s look at Jupiter’s swirling clouds

See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter’s north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Green moon on April 20, 2018? Nah

The green moon rumor started in 2016. Now it’s back. It’s a joke, y’all. We’re not going to have a green moon on April 20, 2018. This joke has its roots (ahem) in cannabis culture.

Copernicus’ revolution and Galileo’s vision, in pictures

It’s not a stretch to say these astronomers fundamentally changed the way we think about our place in the universe. We can gain insights into how this profound shift unfolded by looking at their actual notes.