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Earthset From The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

On the Moon, the Earth never rises — or sets. If you were to sit on the surface of the Moon, you would see the Earth just hang in the sky. 184 more words

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Making an Impact: Apollo 16 S-IVB Found!

Yesterday, I wrote about LRO’s astonishing new Earthrise image, and today I’ve got something else for you from LRO.  This is a little old, but better late than never.   128 more words

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Most Amazing Earthrise Ever, from LRO

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter almost never captures the Earth.  After all, NASA has spent a lot of money to put it around the Moon to take pictures of that, and plus, it’s built as a mapping satellite.   141 more words

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Is This New Picture of Earth From the Moon for Real? Yes, Yes It Is.

Today NASA released an amazing image of Earth taken from the Moon — specifically from lunar orbit by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been studying our Moon since the summer of 2009. 499 more words

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