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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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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


Tycho's Central Peak

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been at work for five years. In celebration of those five years, the LRO project asked the public to select a favorite orbiter image of the moon for the cover of a special image collection. 67 more words