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'Blood Moon' Attracts Stargazers, Conspiracy Theories

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April 13, 2014
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Tuesday's total lunar eclipse will bring out both stargazers and conspiracy theorists alike as the blood red moon fills up the early morning sky. Video provided by Newsy


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Space Research Hotline to the Moon

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Manned Mission to Mars? Hedgehogs May Go First

Manned Mission to Mars? Hedgehogs May Go First

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What's Up for October 2013

What's Up for October 2013

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