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Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole due to a medical condition.

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole due to a medical condition.

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Supermoon shines over Europe

The phenomenon occurs when the timing of the full moon coincides with the point in the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth.

The phenomenon occurs when the timing of the full moon coincides with the point in the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth.

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Europe prepares for supermoon

Clear skies permitting, skywatchers will be in for a rare astronomical treat this evening – a supermoon is set to grace Europe’s skies.

Clear skies permitting, skywatchers will be in for a rare astronomical treat this evening – a supermoon is set to grace Europe’s skies.

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Jupiter's moon Europa 'spewing water plumes'

NASA says it has further evidence that Jupiter’s moon Europa is expelling large plumes of water into space.

NASA says it has further evidence that Jupiter’s moon Europa is expelling large plumes of water into space.

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Reunion Island: thousands witness partial eclipse of the sun

The annular solar eclipse was perfectly visible from the French island of Reunion, as well as Madagascar and other locations across Central Africa.

The annular solar eclipse was perfectly visible from the French island of Reunion, as well as Madagascar and other locations across Central Africa.

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Super Blood Moon lights up night sky

The rare celestial event was caused by the combination of a lunar eclipse with a so-called “supermoon”. That’s what the moon is called when it is in

The rare celestial event was caused by the combination of a lunar eclipse with a so-called “supermoon”. That’s what the moon is called when it is in

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Moon puts on stunning display during eclipse

Star gazers have been treated to a stunning lunar display as the Earth cast its shadow over the familiar orb gradually producing a reddish glow. 🌘

Star gazers have been treated to a stunning lunar display as the Earth cast its shadow over the familiar orb gradually producing a reddish glow. 🌘

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Supermoon eclipse double feature!

This Sunday night, Earth will have a Supermoon Eclipse, its first in 33 years! It is important to note that there are two things happening here at

This Sunday night, Earth will have a Supermoon Eclipse, its first in 33 years! It is important to note that there are two things happening here at

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Striking photos of the ‘not at all blue’ moon

On the last evening of July a second full moon occurred, which is called a blue moon. As the photos below show it has nothing to do with the colour

On the last evening of July a second full moon occurred, which is called a blue moon. As the photos below show it has nothing to do with the colour

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Explainer: why the blue moon will not be blue

Every calendar month has a full moon. This July will see two. The first occurred on July 2, the second July 31. And this is called a blue moon. The

Every calendar month has a full moon. This July will see two. The first occurred on July 2, the second July 31. And this is called a blue moon. The

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Short but sweet: Five minute lunar eclipse delights stargazers

It lasted less than five minutes. But despite being the shortest lunar eclipse of the century, stargazers on the west coast of the United States

It lasted less than five minutes. But despite being the shortest lunar eclipse of the century, stargazers on the west coast of the United States

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′Tide of the century′ surrounds Mont Saint-Michel

Thousands of people gathered at one of France’s most famous sites, Mont Saint-Michel, on Saturday to watch what has been billed as “the high tide of

Thousands of people gathered at one of France’s most famous sites, Mont Saint-Michel, on Saturday to watch what has been billed as “the high tide of

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Saturn moon may have 'life-friendly' underground ocean

Saturn’s battered moon Mimas may have a thin global ocean buried miles beneath its icy surface, raising the prospect of another “life-friendly”

Saturn’s battered moon Mimas may have a thin global ocean buried miles beneath its icy surface, raising the prospect of another “life-friendly”

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Lunar eclipse in Tokyo

Observers in the Roppongi Hills area of Tokyo were among the lucky ones able to observe a stunning lunar eclipse on Wednesday. Evening viewers in

Observers in the Roppongi Hills area of Tokyo were among the lucky ones able to observe a stunning lunar eclipse on Wednesday. Evening viewers in

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"Blood moon" lunar eclipse provides stellar light show

On Wednesday, October 8, the moon will pass in Earth’s shadow, causing a total lunar eclipse. The spectacle will be visible to the naked eye. At

On Wednesday, October 8, the moon will pass in Earth’s shadow, causing a total lunar eclipse. The spectacle will be visible to the naked eye. At

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Why should NASA have all the fun? Send us your Supermoon snaps!

Last night was your last chance to see one of 2014’s Supermoons, three of which have graced our night skies this year. You could hardly have missed

Last night was your last chance to see one of 2014’s Supermoons, three of which have graced our night skies this year. You could hardly have missed

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Space enthusiasts enjoy remarkable supermoon

Amateur astronomers and space enthusiasts have been enjoying one of Planet Earth’s brightest full moons overnight as it came to one of its closest

Amateur astronomers and space enthusiasts have been enjoying one of Planet Earth’s brightest full moons overnight as it came to one of its closest

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Supermoon: see the best of the pictures you sent to us

The supermoon on Sunday, August 10 occurred at the same hour of perigee, creating an “extra supermoon”. The phenomenon means the moon, which is

The supermoon on Sunday, August 10 occurred at the same hour of perigee, creating an “extra supermoon”. The phenomenon means the moon, which is

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Stargazers enjoy the 'supermoon' of the year

The full moon this Sunday, August 10, is particularly special. Dubbed a ‘supermoon’, it is the largest and brightest of the year. This lunar show

The full moon this Sunday, August 10, is particularly special. Dubbed a ‘supermoon’, it is the largest and brightest of the year. This lunar show

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Pictures and videos of April 15 lunar “Blood Moon” eclipse

Star-gazers in the right part of the world, especially across the Americas, were able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth’s shadow

Star-gazers in the right part of the world, especially across the Americas, were able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth’s shadow

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Where next after China's moon landing?

So the Chinese are on the moon, realising a longheld dream, and becoming the third lunar “power” after America and Russia. The probe Chang’e 3 made

So the Chinese are on the moon, realising a longheld dream, and becoming the third lunar “power” after America and Russia. The probe Chang’e 3 made

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China releases lunar landing pictures

China’s space agency has released the first pictures of the landing on the moon of the lunar probe Chang’e 3 and its rover, Jade Rabbit. Chang’e 3

China’s space agency has released the first pictures of the landing on the moon of the lunar probe Chang’e 3 and its rover, Jade Rabbit. Chang’e 3

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Video shows moon and earth in cosmic pirouette

A new video has been released that shows the moon and Earth as we have never seen them before. The images, sent by NASA’s Juno spacecraft, recorded

A new video has been released that shows the moon and Earth as we have never seen them before. The images, sent by NASA’s Juno spacecraft, recorded

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NASA probe blasts off to investigate moon dust theory

An unmanned Minotaur 5 rocket blasted off on Friday to send a small NASA science satellite on its way to the moon. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust

An unmanned Minotaur 5 rocket blasted off on Friday to send a small NASA science satellite on its way to the moon. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust

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Back in the Day: lunar rover Apollo 15 is used for the first time

July 31, 1971. In what NASA called the most successful manned flight ever achieved, the Apollo 15 Lunar Roving Vehicle was put into use for the first

July 31, 1971. In what NASA called the most successful manned flight ever achieved, the Apollo 15 Lunar Roving Vehicle was put into use for the first

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Back in the day : Neil Armstrong walks on the Moon

July 21, 1969. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon and Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. With Aldrin, they stayed

July 21, 1969. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon and Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. With Aldrin, they stayed