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Star Wars: The Force Awakens smashes box office record

That's nearly $9 million than the previous record holder, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which grossed $18.36 million in July 2011. The Death Star-sized Thursday night in the US should also help to boost the film's outlook for a record breaking opening weekend as well.

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Rare full moon an added gift for holidays, NASA says

John Keller is deputy project scientist for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, which has been orbiting the moon, and studying the lunar surface since 2009. A full moon rises next to a digital stock market feed in London's Trafalgar Square, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. It's also sometimes called the "Full Oak Moon" - a name which dates from ancient pagan ceremonies which focused on the spiritual significance of the oak tree, and took place at the time of the December full moon.

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Full Moon Christmas 2015 is here today

As Santa made his way across the world he was helped by the light of a full moon early this morning [Dec 25], which is actually the first full moon to fall on Christmas Day since 1977, and according to astronomers there will not be another full moon on Christmas Day until 2034.

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Rare full moon on Christmas Eve night

So this means if you continue to sleep through this time, you will miss the bus. NASA advises that we don't have to worry about it impacting Earth for at least the next couple of centuries, so go ahead and celebrate your next 200 Christmases with abandon.

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Mission success! SpaceX Falcon 9 makes history

The landing itself looked like a scene from a movie. Last year, the Falcon 9 had exploded just two minutes after launch due to a defect in the strut. Once it leaves Earth's atmosphere, the first stage separates after its nine rockets burn for around 162 seconds with 1.5 million pounds of thrust.

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Microsoft launches app store on Android platform

It also has 21 medical and health apps in the Google Play Android store. However, it couldn't achieve the similar topmost position when it comes to the mobile phones sphere. Microsoft Apps contains links to around 80 apps. With Windows 10, Microsoft sees the OS as more of a service and the idea is to ensure that its apps are used across platforms, which explains why they've clubbed together all their Android apps into this form.