Why the far side of the moon is so unknown

Why the far side of the moon is so unknown

THE moon is familiar. Amateur star-gazers can examine it with a telescope, and humans have stood on it several times since the 1960s. But later this year China will carry out a mission that could dramatically increase human understanding of our astronomical neighbour. Scientists will learn vastly more about the moon’s formation, and perhaps about the…

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Gavin Newsom will be a thorn in Donald Trump’s side

Gavin Newsom will be a thorn in Donald Trump’s side

A “CLOWN” IS what President Donald Trump recently called Gavin Newsom, the current lieutenant-governor and Democratic candidate for governor of California. Mr Newsom responded by comparing Mr Trump to Pennywise, the evil clown from Stephen King’s horror novel, “It”. A personal connection made the spat juicier. Mr Newsom’s ex-wife, a Democrat-turned-Republican, happens to be dating…

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