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Alien on the Moon?

The mainstream news media offers countless reminders of how susceptible we humans are to pareidolia, the phenomenon of seeing things which are not really there. Headlines are written primarily to capture people’s attention and fascination. 1,010 more words


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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Moon as Art (courtesy of the Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter)

Last month, as part of its 5th anniversary,  NASA released a whole bunch of incredibly gorgeous photos  taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of the Moon as part of the ‘ 37 more words