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Moon mission: What is behind Seoul’s peace drive?

Standing alongside North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the brightly lit May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, in front of a 150,000-strong crowd, South Korean President Moon Jae-in made history as the first leader from the South to deliver a rousing public address there.


Rare ‘super blood blue moon’ visible on Jan 31

MIAMI: A cosmic event not seen in 36 years -- a rare “super blood blue moon” -- may be glimpsed January 31 in parts of western North America, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Australia.

North Korea

Kim and Moon: The heir born to rule and the escapee’s son

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in have followed paths to power as radically different as their two countries, but they will come together at a summit in the Demilitarized Zone on Friday.


Europe's first moon probe ends mission with a bang

A small flash illuminated the lunar surface as the European Space Agency's (ESA) unmanned SMART-1 spacecraft crashed into the near side of the moon in the 'Lake of Excellence' region at about 7,200 km per hour.

South Korea

Landslide win for Moon in South Korea election: exit poll

Seoul (AFP) - Left-leaning former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-In won South Korea's presidential election by a landslide, an exit poll predicted when voting closed Tuesday.

South Korea

South Korea’s Moon adopts abused pooch

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-In has welcomed a new member into his family: Tory, a black mutt who was reportedly headed for the dinner table before being rescued two years ago.


China aims to land probe on dark side of the moon

Beijing (AFP) - China is planning to land a lunar probe on the far side of the moon, state media reported, the latest step for Beijing's ambitious space programme.

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China launches first moon rover mission

BEIJING, Dec 01, 2013 (AFP) - China launched its first moon rover mission early Monday, state TV showed, the latest step in an ambitious space programme seen as a symbol of its rising global stature.


China to send orbiter to moon and back

BEIJING, Aug 11, 2014 (AFP) - China will launch its first recoverable moon orbiter later this year, the government announced Sunday, in the latest step in its ambitious space programme.

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‘Moon cave could house astronauts’

Tokyo: Scientists at Japan’s space agency have discovered a huge moon cave that could one day house a base that would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation and wild temperature swings, officials said.