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If the Moon were a cube, what would its phases look like?

If the Moon were a cube, what would its phases look like?

We love this summer of supermoons! A supermoon occurs when the moon is full at the same time its orbit is closest to the Earth, according to NASA.

We love this summer of supermoons! A supermoon occurs when the moon is full at the same time its orbit is closest to the Earth, according to NASA.

Earth's moon as observed in visible light (left), topography (center, where red is high and blue is low), and the GRAIL gravity gradients

Earth's moon as observed in visible light (left), topography (center, where red is high and blue is low), and the GRAIL gravity gradients

Blood Moon: The Lunar Eclipse of April 2014 - The lunar eclipse, just minutes after totality started. The color is due to sunlight filtered through Earth's atmosphere before lighting up the Moon; in essense, all the sunrises & sunsets on Earth illuminating the Moon simultaneously.

Blood Moon: The Lunar Eclipse of April 2014 - The lunar eclipse, just minutes after totality started. The color is due to sunlight filtered through Earth's atmosphere before lighting up the Moon; in essense, all the sunrises & sunsets on Earth illuminating the Moon simultaneously.

Animation of views of Pluto through the years.  Animación de diferentes puntos de vista de Plutón a través de los años

Animation of views of Pluto through the years. Animación de diferentes puntos de vista de Plutón a través de los años

Earth's 'Second Moon' swings through our solar system in an unconventional orbit.

Earth's 'Second Moon' swings through our solar system in an unconventional orbit.

Up to now, the International Astronomical Union has been kind of a party pooper when it comes to planetary bodies. They demoted Pluto. Later, they stopped one of Pluto’s moons from being named after everybody’s favorite Star Trek: OS character.

Mars’ Moon Phobos is Slowly Falling Apart  The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy this moon of Mars.

Mars’ Moon Phobos is Slowly Falling Apart The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy this moon of Mars.

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