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Not only will the moon be particularly close to Earth, but it will also be bathed in a reddish light just before midnight Eastern time.

(Image credit: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

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The strategy, reminiscent of the Cold War-era Star Wars program, calls for new sensors in space, updated missile interceptors and advanced weapons, including lasers.

(Image credit: Mark Wright/Missile Defense Agency)

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A new study shows that Saturn's rings are only 10 million to 100 million years old, much younger than the planet itself.

(Image credit: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (GSFC) and the OPAL Team, and J. DePasquale (STScI))

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Iran says its intentions are peaceful, but the U.S. worries the planned launches are really about developing weapons — specifically, intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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