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2013: The Year in Space (52 images)

Top photos of 2013 for the year in space news and exploration.
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A supermoon rises behind the Washington Monument, June 23, 2013, in Washington. This year the Supermoon is up to 13.5% larger and 30% brighter than a typical Full Moon is. This is a result of the Moon reaching its perigree - the closest that it gets to the Earth during the course of its orbit. During perigree on 23 June the Moon was about 221,824 miles away, as compared to the 252,581 miles away that it is at its furthest distance from the Earth (apogee). Photo Credit: UPI/Bill Ingalls/NASA
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