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Image: Partial solar eclipse from space

Thanks to a quirk of our cosmos, the Moon's average distance from Earth is just right for it to appear as the same size in the sky as the significantly larger Sun. Once in a while the Moon slides directly between Earth and ...

date18 hours ago in Space Exploration
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Image: Moon, Mars, station

This image was taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station on 30 June 2018 when the Moon and Mars were at its closest so far during his six-month Horizons mission.

dateJul 19, 2018 in Space Exploration
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