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Best Space Photos of the Week - May 6, 2012

Why the 'Supermoon' Will Look Largest Near the Horizon

Brett Hoffman

For reasons still unknown to science, the moon appears much larger and more magnificent when it is near the horizon than when it is soaring overhead, despite the fact that the moon's size never actually changes.[Full Story]

Earth's Beauty from Space Dazzles in Astronaut Video

NASA

A stunning new video shows Earth through an astronaut's eyes, letting the rest of us see just how beautiful our planet is from 240 miles up. [Full Story]

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