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The Aug. 31 Blue Moon

The Aug. 31 Blue Moon

[Click on image for high resolution ] Rising at sunset, the gorgeous Full Moon of August 31 became the second Full Moon in a month. According to modern reckoning, that makes it a Blue Moon. In fact, parts of the Full Moon do look a little blue in this sharp lunar portrait. Taken just hours […]

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Getting down to work on a space elevator to the Moon

Getting down to work on a space elevator to the Moon

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL IMAGE] The idea of a giant tower that can carry us from Earth to outer space is legend, and it probably will be for a long time. But a company has successfully Kickstarted what they say is their first step to building one on the Moon. At $8,000, the project […]

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Forty years ago in December when men last roamed the Moon

Forty years ago in December when men last roamed the Moon

In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus-Littrow valley, while colleague Ronald Evans orbited overhead. This sharp image was taken by Cernan as he and Schmitt roamed the valley floor. The image shows Schmitt on the left with the lunar rover […]

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First images of Apollo 14 lunar module descent stages returned by NASA’s lunar orbiter

First images of Apollo 14 lunar module descent stages returned by NASA’s lunar orbiter

The imaging system on board NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently had its first of many opportunities to photograph the Apollo landing sites. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) imaged five of the six Apollo sites with the narrow angle cameras (NACs) between July 11 and 15, within days of the 40th anniversary of the […]