The Moon and Space Exploration are magnets for fake news. In August 2022 a prominent French physicist discovers a star and later admits it was a piece of chorizo. July 1969. Man lands on the moon. Or didn’t, according to conspiracy theorists.
But before any of this, it was August 1835 that launched the most imaginative moon hoax of them all. And it was at this time when the world looked up at the moon, they saw an entirely new lunar landscape that it was believed would change humanity as we know it.
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