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Did US flags on the moon turn white?

They are either bleached white or completely disintegrated. This NASA website repeats some expert speculation on the topic. For forty-odd years, the flags have been exposed to the full fury of ...
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Did Buzz Aldrin take communion of bread and wine on his first landing on the moon?

Yes. There was still a lawsuit pending due to Apollo 8 astronauts reading Genesis 1:1-10 for Christmas Eve 1968. So the Apollo 11 communion needed to be kept private. Reverend Dean Woodruff of ...
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Is there only one photograph of Neil Armstrong on the Moon?

Here's another photo of Neil Armstrong on the Moon: Half resolution version of the original as released by NASA due to file size limits here at SE He's resting inside the LEM after his and Buzz ...
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Was the mileage of the Apollo spaceships 7 inches to the gallon for their moon flights?

Yes, that's pretty close in at least one sense, though not for the entire trip. As noted here The Saturn V rocket’s first stage carries 203,400 gallons (770,000 liters) of kerosene fuel and 318,...
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Did Buzz Aldrin take communion of bread and wine on his first landing on the moon?

Firstly, the Guardian is a reasonably serious newspaper. Not everyone is going to share its political opinions, and sometimes it will get the facts wrong but it would be surprising if it invented ...
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Did Neil Armstrong find aliens on the moon?

Like most things, it's impossible to conclusively prove a negative (i.e. that this didn't happen), but the supposed sources are pretty questionable and the lengths to which things would need to be ...
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Did China's Chang'e 5 land before November 30th 2020?

Edit at 2nd Dec 2020: Now It has actually landed! On the 30th November 2020 at 08:09 the CGTN, which is China's state broadcaster, reported as follows (emphasis mine) The mission team said the ...
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Did a Jewish rabbi precisely calculate the duration of the full moon cycle 1800 years ago?

Maimonidies (12th Century) puts it at 29.530594. His source is the Talmud (Bavli RH 25a) (~7th century quoting a rabbi from the 2nd century). (For the curious the precise number given is 29 days, 12 ...
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Did astronauts leave footprints on the moon?

People have stepped on the Moon when they went there and left footprints, so we've plenty of photographic evidence of their footsteps on the Moon. In fact, it turns out that people do leave footprint ...
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Did China's Chang'e 5 land before November 30th 2020?

So how big a telescope would it take to see a moonwalker? To get less than 2-meter (6-foot) resolution when the Moon is closest, we’d need a telescope able to resolve angles as small as 0.001 ...
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Did China's Chang'e 5 land before November 30th 2020?

No That is somebody superimposing an extremely large dot over a video of the Moon... or perhaps a concrete wall. The scale is quite wrong The Chang'e 5 decent module is, at most, 5 meters wide; the ...
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Is there only one photograph of Neil Armstrong on the Moon?

TL;DR: No, there is at least another pohoto, AS11-40-5894, but we figured that out only in 1994, and the other photo is of poorer quality. From NASA (emphasis mine): AS11-40-5886 (OF300) ( 1016k or ...
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What percent of time is a rocket to the moon on the right trajectory?

This image shows the Apollo 13 timeline, derived from the official log: . As you can see, they only course-corrected four times over the course of the 143-hour mission. The Apollo 11 mission had ...
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Is the moon artificial?

This slide from a University of Tennessee astronomy course discusses five "serious" theories of the moon's formation, and concludes: At present the fifth hypothesis, that the Moon was ...
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Did a Jewish rabbi precisely calculate the duration of the full moon cycle 1800 years ago?

The measurement of the mean lunar month as 29 days, 12 hours, and 793/1080 of an hour is (in this notation) first found in Treatise on the Computation of the Chronology of the Jews and their Festivals ...
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Is this a genuine photo of the supermoon over Gdańsk?

As already stated by Frederico et. al. it's not the supermoon over Gdansk because the picture was already posted earlier. It's neither genuine because the line of sight (feel free to enable the 3d ...
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Did NASA have a simulator to practice the moon landings?

Yes. From the National Park Service: The Lunar Landing Research Facility is in the West Area of the Langley Research Center. This facility was constructed in 1965 at a cost of $3.5 million and ...
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Do moon-landing deniers exist?

Apart from the video which Mad Scientist referenced, there is a corresponding news article: Ex-astronaut escapes assault charge (BBC News Saturday, 21 September, 2002) Californian authorities have ...
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Is this a genuine photo of the supermoon over Gdańsk?

About this first element of your question Is this a photo of the supermoon over Gdańsk? We can easily answer with a clear NO, as the photo has been published before: http://trojmiasto.eska.pl/...
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Did an Indian king claim to witness the moon split?

This claim can be traced back to a work of original Muslim scholarship by Muhammad Hamidullah, in his book Muhammad Rasulullah (1979). It appears that he grabbed a manuscript description out of the ...
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Do Qur'an verse counts correspond to the moon landing date and take-off time from the surface of moon?

Indeed, one can verify that the number of verses counted excluding the first one are exactly 1389. You can verify this using any online quran. Also, the year 1389 in islamic calendar happens to be ...
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Is this a genuine photo of the supermoon over Gdańsk?

Is this a genuine photo of the supermoon over Gdańsk? No, the photographer claims it is a photo of an eclipse over Gdansk It is almost certainly a composite image. The photographer's website has ...
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Did astronauts leave footprints on the moon?

From Apollo 11 Moon landing: conspiracy theories debunked The following reasons have all been offered as proof that the Moon landings which began with Apollo 11's touchdown on July 20 1969 were ...
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Are there more mushrooms during full moon?

Larian's answer suitably covers some logical issues with the claim, which is enough to perhaps comfort you in your skepticism, but it doesn't empirically answer the question for us. It seems the ...
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Did US flags on the moon turn white?

Nobody knows what colors the flags are. Experts hypothesise that the color has faded by now due to prolonged exposure to intense UV radiation, but we have no direct or indirect evidence for that. We ...
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Do a majority of people believe the moon landings were faked?

In the US, Moon-landing deniers were at: 6% in 1995, a Time/CNN poll, reported on by Gallup in 1999. 6% in 1999, a Gallup poll, also reported on by Gallup. 7% in 2013, a Public Policy Polling poll, (...
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Is there only one photograph of Neil Armstrong on the Moon?

Yes, this description is essentially correct in the sense that there is no other photograph like it. (The complete set of Apollo 11 photographs are here if you want to double check https://www.hq.nasa....
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