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Rare view of Earth rising on the Moon taken by lunar orbiter

Rare view of Earth rising on the Moon taken by lunar orbiter

NASA has released a wonderful—and rare, they say—view of an earthrise in the Moon taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, with the Earth appearing over the Rozhdestvenskiy crater. There's a GIF of this event in motion.

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Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

May 7th

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Explore the Moon’s North Pole With This Gargantuan Photo Mosaic

Explore the Moon’s North Pole With This Gargantuan Photo Mosaic

Over the past four years the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was busy collecting photographs… 10,581 to be exact. And it was all for you! So you could explore the moon at a dazzling resolution of six feet per pixel—your tax dollars at work

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PJ Smith

March 18th

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What Does a Solar Eclipse Look Like From the Moon? [Space]

It's not as visually spectacular as this synthetic image of the eclipse from space, but it's quite dramatic anyway. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera turned around to capture Earth as the Moon was eclipsing the Sun last week. More »


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Jesus Diaz

May 29th

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This NASA Reconstruction of the Historic Apollo 8’s Earthrise Is Simply Beautiful [Video]

One December 24, 1968, Frank Borman, Will Anders and Jim Lovell experienced one of the most amazing moments in history, the first earthrise ever witnessed by humans. More »


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Jesus Diaz

April 21st

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New Mesmerizing Video Shows the Whole Evolution of the Moon [Video]

This is a fascinating simulation that shows how the Moon evolved from its original form—about 4.5 billion years ago—to what we can see today. It starts with the big impact that formed its South Pole's Aitken Basin, 4.3 billion years ago. More »


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Jesus Diaz

March 14th

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NASA Has Completed the Highest-Resolution Map of the Moon Ever [Space]

Using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA has created the highest-resolution, most accurate map of the surface of the moon ever. Great. Now let's pick a spot to park our spaceships and let's get back there pronto. More »


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Jesus Diaz

November 17th

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New Moon Landing Sites Photos Are So Sharp They Show Detailed Rover Tire Marks [Space]

NASA showed images of the lunar landing sites in 2009, punching all moronic conspiracy theorists a new stupid face, Buzz Aldrin style. Now they have released new higher resolution shots taken again by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. More »


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Jesus Diaz

September 6th

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