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Lunar pits could shelter astronauts, reveal details of how 'man in the moon' formed

While the moon’s surface is battered by millions of craters, it also has over 200 holes – steep-walled pits that in some cases might lead to caves that future astronauts could explore and use for shelter, according to new observations from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft. 1,117 more words

Tranquility Base in a new LRO video

The video is comprised of previously acquired imagery from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, including the best ever imagery of the landing site, taken in 2012.  It brings it to life, though, by rendering it in a three-dimensional flyover of the site and also showing how the images of the LM map to the original thing and the photographs taken at the site forty-five years ago.   8 more words

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Humans Last Set Foot on the Moon 42 years Ago

Yesterday marked an anniversary in space history which made the news:  a man first stepped on the moon.  This occurred 45 years ago, on July 20, 1969, so I wasn’t even on this Earth yet.   441 more words

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