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Astronomical Growth Turns Out To Be 'Fake News,' Says Japanese Astronaut

Norishige Kanai said he had grown up to 3 1/2 inches since arriving in space, sparking worry about whether he'd fit in the spacecraft home. Turns out, Kanai did grow, just not that much.

An apology for "tweeting out such fake news" didn't come from a media member accused by President Trump, but from a Japanese astronaut whose growth in outer space was miscalculated.

on Monday, Norishige Kanai claimed he had grown by

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