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The term "supermoon" is one borrowed from astrology. Scientists would prefer to call the phenomenon a perigee moon, or perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system. In lay terms, it's when a full moon coincides with its closest approach to Earth. There was one this weekend, which caught the attenti...

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July 14, 2014 at 12:01PM
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Scale models of manmade wonders are usually the stuff of gimmicky travel souvenirs, but could you resist a faithful replica that was a topographic clone of our closest celestial body? We didn't think so. Dedicated to the super moon that brought his catastrophe-stricken nation comfort, Japanese de...

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