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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is this an accurate graph re lunar dust from Apollo?

I traced the graph to this paper by Hsiang-Wen Hsu and Hsiang-Wen Hsua at University of Colorado Boulder. It was published in 2012 in American Journal of Physics. The paper is behind a paywall so I ...
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Do a majority of people believe the moon landings were faked?

No references are given. The reference should be this 19 July 2016 Mirror article: Despite being televised live in 1969, over half (52%) of adults believe that the Apollo 11 moon landing was a hoax. ...
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Does the 'super-moon' have a measurable effect on probability and magnitude of earthquakes?

To first order, no, supermoons don't have measurable effects on earthquakes. They might have a very very small effect on small earthquakes. It isn't a ridiculous question. The strength of tidal ...
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Is the moon artificial?

put in place recently. This is untrue. Note, I am treating "put in place" as different from say "destroyed and replaced". It implies there was previously nothing similar in orbit ...
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Should I refrain from putting my clothes to dry outside on a full moon?

There are two parts to this book's statement: 1) That nights with a full moon are colder [than those without] 2) That cold temperature increases hydrogen peroxide formation in dew. For the first part,...
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Do moon-landing deniers exist?

Yes, they exist. The previous answer and a previous comment refer to "a guy" who was punched by Buzz Aldrin. YouTube has the 47-minute documentary made by that guy, Bart Sibrel. A Funny Thing ...
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Did a Jewish rabbi precisely calculate the duration of the full moon cycle 1800 years ago?

It is written in the Talmud (Rosh Hashanah p.25), which is dated 200-500 CE, and attributed of Gamlial (a Jewish leader early in the first century CE), who claimed to have learnt it from his ...
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