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Luna 25: Russia’s New Moon Mission

Written by C. Christian Monson One year totally alone on the Moon’s South Pole. Even for the most introverted of us, that doesn’t sound like...



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Written by George Colclough Pre Reading Notes: As usual, I have capitalised words like THIS to stress points of irony and sarcasm. Introduction: In the Book of Genesis...

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