On April 20, 2016, the moon did not turn green. The moon has never been green and will probably never turn green, despite what any viral internet memes may tell you. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.
"Ready Player One" portrays a contest between the allure of virtual reality and the seemingly awful life on a desolate planet Earth, where people would rather spend their lives in a simulation than deal with the reality of their physical existence.
On April 18, 2014, NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, also known as LADEE, ended its mission by crashing into the moon. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.
On April 16, 1972, Apollo 16 launched to the moon! Apollo 16 was NASA's fifth lunar landing and the penultimate mission of the entire Apollo program. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.
On April 15, 2005, NASA launched a spacecraft on a mission to rendezvous with a small communications satellite. But it hit a little too hard. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.
Astronomy enthusiasts — including Space.com — will come together next weekend (April 21-22) for the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), which producers have billed as "the ultimate astronomy and space experience."
On April 10, 1982, India launched its first multipurpose satellite, INSAT-1. This satellite was used for both communications and weather forecasting. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.
Are there intelligent aliens living on the cigar-shaped, interstellar object that's zooming through our solar system? To find out, astronomers in Western Australia used the Murchison Widefield Array telescope to eavesdrop on the rocky visitor.
The classic science-fiction tale "Nightfall" is set on a planet on which night only falls every 2,049 years. Now, a scientist proposes a planet could exist on which night would never fall — provided it was lit on all sides by a ring of stars orbiting a bl
On April 6, 1965, NASA launched the world's first commercial communications satellite into orbit. The satellite was named Intelsat 1 and nicknamed the "Early Bird." See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.