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The eclipsed moon will appear a deep red during the celestial event which will be visible in southern parts of the country.

Fake 'moon' using huge space mirror could be launched over China by 2020

The "artificial moon" would illuminate an area of 80km, with a dusk-like glow that could replace streetlights.

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Peter Beck says there is a “critical need” for a small satellite launch centre on US soil.

Rocket Lab expanding to US launchpad after success of NZ operation in Mahia

The spaceport is located at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility where unmanned cargo missions already launch to the International Space Station.

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The pair reported a problem with the Russian rocket’s booster shortly after take-off.

Space rocket carrying US and Russian astronauts forced to make emergency landing after malfunction

They were headed to the International Space Station but ended up in Kazakhstan.

This illustration provided by Dan Durda shows the exoplanet Kepler-1625b with a hypothesized moon. On Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, two Columbia University researchers reported their results that the potential exomoon would be the size of Neptune or Uranus. The exoplanet, about 8,000 light-years away, is as big as Jupiter. (Dan Durda via AP)

Have astronomers found the first moon outside our solar system?

Two Columbia University researchers presented their tantalising evidence for a moon - a behemoth the size of Neptune.

Pluto, seen from the New Horizons spacecraft

Scrawny dwarf planet, named Goblin, found well beyond Pluto

Discovered in 2015 the planet wasn't publicly unveiled until today.

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Based in Central Otago, it'll be the first radar of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Southern Hemisphere’s first space junk radar to be built in Otago

It’ll be the first commercial radar in the world able to detect smaller junk of around 2cm, Leo Labs says.

This Sept. 23, 2018New photos taken on the surface of an asteroid show that it is (drumroll, please) ... rocky. It may be no surprise, but Japan space agency scientists and engineers are nonetheless thrilled by the images being sent to Earth by two jumping robotic rovers that they dropped onto an asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) away. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency posted the latest photos on its website late Thursday, Sept. 27.  (JAXA via AP)

Photos: Japanese space rover images show asteroid Ryugu

Japan space agency scientists and engineers are thrilled by the images being sent to Earth.

SpaceX to reveal identity of tourist they aim to fly around moon

They will also give the space tourist's reason why they volunteered for the historic trip.

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Weatherman Dan Corbett and Stardome Educator Josh Kirkley give their opposing view of when spring actually starts.

When does spring start? We asked the experts for their opinion

Weatherman Dan Corbett and Stardome Educator Josh Kirkley give their opposing view.

Photos: 'Meteor' mesmerises North Canterbury residents

Many have reported hearing and seeing what’s believed to be a meteor last evening.

Watch: Southern stargazers capture incredible Aurora Australis on camera

The phenomena is the same thing as the northern variant - Aurora Borealis - and is often seen in the south.

The Electron rocket on the launch pad at the Rocket Lab facility on the Mahia Peninsula.

Rocket Lab to launch first two commercial flights of Electron rockets late in year

Rocket Lab had to call off planned launches earlier in the year due to technical issues.

Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Sir Patrick Stewart to reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in new Star Trek series

Sir Patrick, 78, was renowned for his role the Star Trek: The Next Generation, and has not played a part in a Star Trek production since 2002's 'Star Trek: Nemesis'.

NASA announces nine-person team heading back to space after seven-year break

The crews will travel to the International Space Station aboard two commercial spacecraft that Boeing and SpaceX plan to send into the stratosphere sometime during the coming year.

Pictures: Stunning images of rare blood moon captured in Nelson

Chris Porteners sent the beautiful images to 1 NEWS, saying they were taken this morning from Nelson's Boulder Bank.

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The moon will appear red in the morning sky in the rare celestial event called selenelion.

South Island best place to watch rare eclipse

The moon will appear red in the morning sky in the rare celestial event called selenelion.

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The eclipsed moon will appear a deep red during the celestial event which will be visible in southern parts of the country.

Professor explains where in NZ to watch the selenelion - a rare eclipse - tomorrow

The celestial event occurs when the moon is in Earth's shadow but can still be seen.

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A lake of salty water appears to be buried deep in the red planet.

Watch: Man's search for water on Mars illustrated in 3D model

A lake of salty water appears to be buried deep in the red planet.

Rare celestial phenomenon to grace South Island skies this weekend

Both the sun and moon will be visible at the same time several minutes after 8am on Saturday.

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Sian Cleaver was spreading the word at the New Zealand Science Festival in Dunedin.

UK engineer says Kiwi kids can work in the space industry - 'you don’t have to be super brainy'

Sian Cleaver was spreading the word at the NZ Science Festival in Dunedin.

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Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus will all be visible from Earth, getting many excited about the rare opportunity.

Stargazers rejoice as four brightest planets in solar system line up for easy viewing

Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus will all be clearly visible from Earth.

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The Sofia telescope is part of a German and American effort to better understand the depths of our universe.

One of the world's most advanced telescopes in Christchurch on special mission

The SOFIA telescope is part of an effort to better understand the depths of our universe.

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The reappearance of the celestial phenomenon signals the beginning of the Maori new year.

Watch: How to spot the Matariki star cluster in the night sky

The reappearance of Matariki signals the beginning of the Maori new year.

Rocket Lab scrubs first commercial Electron rocket launch in Mahia today

A new target time for the next launch attempt will be announced shortly, Rocket Lab says.

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