The "blood moon" eclipse above the Washington Monument just before dawn on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times /Landov hide caption

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A member of the Indian security force keeps watch over a launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe at the Indian Space Research Organization facility, in Sriharikota, in 2013. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists and officials of Indian Space Research Organization pose for photos as they celebrate the success of Mars Orbiter Mission (MoM) on Wednesday. Indian Press Information Bureau/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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