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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


Editorial: Shrinking Moon

Published in The Hindu on August 28, 2010

After last year’s discovery of traces of water across the surface of the Moon, particularly at higher latitudes, challenged the long-held notion that Earth’s only natural satellite is bone dry, scientists have now come up with another interesting find. 358 more words


J. Christian Adams: Apollo 8, Christmas 1968

‚ÄúSomething was going right. Something made us proud.’

J. Christian Adams writes: During Christmastime in 1968, one of the most significant events in human history occurred. 835 more words



This shot of the Earth rising over the Moon’s landscape was taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Click the image to embiggen it.

Image Credit NASA


A New and Vivid Earthrise

Earth can be forgiven its vanity. We may have long ago learned that our flyspeck world does not sit at the center of the universe, that it’s a pint-sized planet in an afterthought solar system, in an outer province of an ordinary galaxy. 365 more words