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Northern parts of Kazakhstan to witness solar eclipse on March 20

The first complete solar eclipse of the year is going to take place on March 20, 15 hours prior to the astronomical spring in the Northern hemisphere - equinox.

Northern parts of Kazakhstan to witness solar eclipse on March 20
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Actor Morgan Freeman 'cried' seeing 1969 Moon landing

American actor Morgan Freeman said Friday he became teary-eyed when he watched US astronauts set foot on the Moon for the first time, 45 years ago.

Actor Morgan Freeman 'cried' seeing 1969 Moon landing
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Chinese moon rover designer shooting for Mars

The man who designed China's Jade Rabbit moon rover hopes a more advanced version of his creation will be sent to Mars, state media reported, underscoring Beijing's increasingly ambitious space programme.

Chinese moon rover designer shooting for Mars
Americas to get glimpse of total lunar eclipse
Americas to get glimpse of total lunar eclipse

A total lunar eclipse, the first since December 2011, will take place Tuesday with the Americas best placed to get a glimpse.

Americas to get glimpse of total lunar eclipse
Jade Rabbit lunar rover. Photo courtesy of io9.com
China's Jade Rabbit rover comes 'back to life': officials

China's troubled Jade Rabbit lunar rover has survived a bitterly cold 14-day lunar night, officials said Thursday, prompting hopes it can be repaired after suffering a malfunction last month.

China's Jade Rabbit rover comes 'back to life': officials
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'Goodnight, humans': China's Jade Rabbit moon rover posting

Chinese Internet users flooded the country's social media networks on Monday with condolences for the troubled Jade Rabbit moon rover, which experienced a "mechanical control abnormality" over the weekend.

'Goodnight, humans': China's Jade Rabbit moon rover posting
China's Jade Rabbit rover sends first moon photos
China's Jade Rabbit rover sends first moon photos

China's Jade Rabbit rover sent back its first pictures from the moon, as officials on Monday lauded the first lunar soft landing in nearly four decades as a step forward for "mankind as a whole".

China's Jade Rabbit rover sends first moon photos
China's first lunar rover to land on moon Saturday
China's first lunar rover to land on moon Saturday

A space module carrying China's first lunar rover is scheduled to land on the moon Saturday evening, state media said, in a huge step for the Asian superpower's ambitious space programme.

China's first lunar rover to land on moon Saturday
China to launch moon rover on Monday
China to launch moon rover on Monday

China will launch its first ever moon rover mission on Monday, state media said, as Beijing embarks on the latest stage in its ambitious space programme.

China to launch moon rover on Monday
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China to send 'jade rabbit' to Moon: state media

China will launch its first ever probe to land on the moon early next month, state media said Tuesday, with the lunar rover named "Jade Rabbit" in a nod to Chinese folklore.

China to send 'jade rabbit' to Moon: state media
China shows off moon rover model before space launch
China shows off moon rover model before space launch

China offered a rare glimpse into its secretive space programme on Tuesday, displaying a model of a lunar rover that will explore the moon's surface in an upcoming mission.

China shows off moon rover model before space launch
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NASA launches spacecraft to study Moon atmosphere

NASA launched an unmanned spacecraft Friday that aims to study the Moon's atmosphere, the US space agency's third lunar probe in five years.

NASA launches spacecraft to study Moon atmosphere
NASA finds new moon on Neptune
NASA finds new moon on Neptune

A tiny new moon has been spotted circling Neptune -- the 14th known to be orbiting the faraway planet.

NASA finds new moon on Neptune
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Moon may harbour alien minerals: study

Minerals found in craters on the Moon may be remnants of asteroids that slammed into it and not, as long believed, the satellite's innards exposed by such impacts.

Moon may harbour alien minerals: study
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Sharks dive by the moon: study

The moon and water temperature affect the diving behaviour of sharks, researchers reported Tuesday, in a discovery that could help prevent fishermen from catching the marine predators inadvertently.

Sharks dive by the moon: study
NASA probes set to smash into Moon
NASA probes set to smash into Moon

NASA will smash two tiny probes into the Moon on Monday after they spent months gathering data from orbit miles above the lunar surface.

NASA probes set to smash into Moon
New company aims to send humans back to the moon
New company aims to send humans back to the moon

Two former top NASA officials unveiled plans Thursday to sell manned flights to the moon by the end of the decade, in an announcement 40 years after the last human set foot there.

New company aims to send humans back to the moon
Space race, on a budget, was not how Armstrong saw it
Space race, on a budget, was not how Armstrong saw it

More than 40 years after Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, humans continue to push the frontiers of space exploration but missions are being tempered by costs, a trend that concerned the astronaut.

Space race, on a budget, was not how Armstrong saw it
NASA's Morpheus test lander crashes and burns
NASA's Morpheus test lander crashes and burns

NASA's experimental moon lander crashed and burst into flames seconds after takeoff Thursday due to a hardware fault, the US space agency said, prompting an investigation but no casualties.

NASA's Morpheus test lander crashes and burns
China to land first moon probe: state media
China to land first moon probe: state media

China will next year attempt to land an exploratory craft on the moon for the first time, state media reported, in the latest project in the country's ambitious space programme.

China to land first moon probe: state media

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