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Moon: Earth's natural satellite
The Moon is an astronomical body orbiting Earth as its only natural satellite. It is the fifth-largest satellite in the Solar System, and by far the largest among planetary satellites relative to the size of the planet that it orbits. The Moon is, after Jupiter's satellite Io, the second-densest satellite in the Solar System among those whose densities are known.

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Madurai celebrates Vaikasi Visakam festival with no devotees amid COVID-19 [Video]

Madurai celebrates Vaikasi Visakam festival with no devotees amid COVID-19

Vaikasi Visakam festival was celebrated in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on June 04. The celebration took place at Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple in Madurai. No devotees were allowed at the temple to avoid the..

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Halle Berry joins the cast of 'Moonfall' [Video]

Halle Berry joins the cast of 'Moonfall'

Halle will star alongside Josh Gad in Roland Emmerich's latest movie that focuses on the Moon being on a collision course with Earth.

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South Korea's Moon faces crisis in peace bid with North but has few options

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in faces the biggest crisis yet in his bid to foster reconciliation with North Korea, as it lashes out with the destruction of a joint office and rolls back agreements,..
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South Korea's Moon urges North to keep peace deals, return to talks

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea on Monday to refrain from raising tension and return to dialogue, after threats trumpeted by state media in Pyongyang to cut ties and take military..
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South Korea's Moon tells Trump he would accept invitation to G7 summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday that he would willingly accept the American leader's invitation to join this year's Group of Seven summit, South Korea's..
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South Korea's Moon warns of COVID-19 second wave as cases rebound

South Korea warned of a second wave of the new coronavirus on Sunday as infections rebounded to a one-month high, just as the authorities were starting to ease some pandemic restrictions.
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Nasa names companies to build Moon landers for human missions

The space agency announces the companies that will develop landers to return astronauts to the Moon.
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South Korea's coronavirus battle propels Moon's party to election win

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling party won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections, results on Thursday showed, a landslide victory propelled by successes in the country's efforts to..
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Why does President Trump want to mine on the Moon?

The US president signed an order this week stating Americans had rights to use resources in space.
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South Korea's coronavirus crackdown a boon for Moon ahead of polls

South Korea's fierce battle against the coronavirus has turned the pandemic into an unlikely boon for President Moon Jae-in and his ruling party as campaign season kicks off on Thursday ahead of..
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Apollo 13: One family's agony and triumph

On 11 April 1970, the Lovells watched their husband and father blast off on an ill-fated mission to the Moon.
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Nasa delays work on Moon rocket during coronavirus

Fears raised the next Moon mission will be delayed as the US space agency shuts down two facilities.
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South Korea's Moon expresses 'growing confidence' in overcoming coronavirus outbreak

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Monday he was increasingly confident the country would overcome the coronavirus as the rate of new infections continued to drop, although authorities noted..
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South Korea's Moon sees 'stable phase' near in coronavirus fight

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in expressed guarded hope for the country's fight against the coronavirus on Monday, saying an ongoing downward trend in new infections could lead to a phase of..
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South Korea's Moon says situation 'very grave' as mass virus tests get going

South Korean health authorities aim to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the center of a surge of new coronavirus cases as President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the situation was "very..
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South Korea's Moon flags steps for virus-hit economy, boosting rate cut expectations

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the government should make an all-out effort to cushion the economic impact from China's coronavrius outbreak, boosting expectations of further..
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Open University scientists testing 'Moon dust' for water

Scientists at the Open University are studying minerals collected during the 1969 Moon landings.
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Wanted: New astronauts for Nasa Moon mission

The US space agency is looking for new astronauts to join future missions to the Moon and Mars.
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South Korea's Moon urges calm amid protests over virus quarantine sites

President Moon Jae-in urged South Koreans not to give in to fear on Thursday, as the government prepared to evacuate the first of about 700 citizens from the epicenter of a new coronavirus epidemic in..
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Inter-Korean projects could help ease sanctions on North: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, and that inter-Korean..
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South Korea could pursue projects with North Korea despite sanctions: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that it was too early to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, and that inter-Korean cooperation..
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North Korea remains open to dialogue with U.S.: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday there was no need to be pessimistic about stalled denuclearization dialogue between the United States and North Korea, adding Pyongyang has not yet..
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Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire seeks 'life partner' for Moon voyage

Yusaku Maezawa appeals for a "life partner" to join him on Space X's maiden Moon voyage in 2023.
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Nasa Moon rocket core leaves for testing

The first core stage for Nasa's "mega-rocket", the SLS, has left its factory in New Orleans.
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South Korea's Moon cites 'desperate need' for ways to improve ties with North

There is a "desperate need" for practical ways to improve ties with North Korea, the South's President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday, adding that he was ready to meet with the reclusive leader in..
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Chandrayaan-3: India plans third Moon mission

Plans for a new mission come months after the Chandrayaan-2 failed to land on the Moon.
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Annular solar eclipse: Crowds in Asia gather to see 'ring of fire'

The natural phenomenon occurs only when Earth is completely or partially in the Moon's shadow.
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Japan's Abe asks South Korea's Moon to act on row at first meeting for 15 months

Japanese Prime Minister Shinto Abe asked South Korea's president on Tuesday to take steps to resolve a bitter dispute at their first bilateral talks in 15 months, a sign that while the mood is..
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South Korea's Moon, Japan's Abe meet for first time in months as tension lingers

The leaders of Japan and South Korea met for the first time in more than a year on Tuesday and stressed the need to improve ties after the worst period of tension between their countries in decades,..
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South Korea's Moon says stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea were not beneficial for Pyongyang,..
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South Korea's Moon to visit China for trilateral with Japan amid North Korea tension

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit China next week for a trilateral summit with Japan amid rising tension over stalled denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States,..
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Trump, South Korea's Moon discuss trying to maintain talks with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a half-hour phone discussion on ways to maintain diplomacy with North Korea, Seoul said on Saturday, as Pyongyang warns of waning..
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Nasa finds debris of India's crashed Moon rover

Nasa credited an Indian engineer, Shanmuga Subramanian, with helping locate the site of the debris.
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Top U.S. diplomat says Moon-Abe meeting is 'encouraging sign' for relations

The United States was very encouraged by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as strained ties threatened to undercut three-way security..
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Moon, Abe back dialogue to resolve South Korea-Japan dispute

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Monday suggested high-level talks to resolve a deepening political and trade row with Japan during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Moon's..
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North Korea's Kim sends condolences over deceased mother of South Korea's Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent condolences over the passing of the mother of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon's office said on Thursday, despite Pyongyang's aloofness and frosty..
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The Russian who could have been first man on Moon

Alexei Leonov, who died on Friday, could have been the first human to land on the Moon.
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Eliud Kipchoge: Sub-two hour marathon 'will make history'

Long-distance great Eliud Kipchoge says he'll feel like the first man on the Moon if he does it.
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Why are cathedrals hosting helter-skelters and golf courses?

From giant models of the Moon to a helter-skelter - buildings for worship are being used in the pursuit of fun.
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Elon Musk upbeat on Starship test flights

The US entrepreneur says prototype flights of his Moon-Mars rocket system will begin in months.
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Trump discusses North Korea with South's Moon, asks what a third Kim summit would yield

U.S. President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart held a summit in New York on Monday to discuss plans to restart U.S.-North Korea talks, as the allies prepare for talks in Seoul on sharing..
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South Korea's Moon, Trump expected to meet at U.N. amid hopes for new North Korea talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to hold a summit at the United Nations this month, Moon's office said on Friday, amid hopes for a restart of talks aimed..
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