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The first, and only, widespread Moon hoax

An 1835 newspaper account falsely heralded lunar observations by Sir John Herschel.
Hopefully, Ray Villard's feature from the July issue of Astronomy, "Did NASA fake the Moon landing?," finally drove the stake through the heart of the moon-landing conspiracy. In case you previously believed that humans never walked on the Moon, we'll remind you of an actual lunar hoax that will fill the void.Beginning on August 25, 1835, The Sun (New York) began a series of erroneous stories falsely attributed to famed English astronomer Sir John Herschel detailing his January 1835 lunar observ...

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