americasgreatoutdoors:

Beautiful photo of the Moon over the Turret Arch in Arches National Park last night.Photo: National Park Service

americasgreatoutdoors:

Beautiful photo of the Moon over the Turret Arch in Arches National Park last night.

Photo: National Park Service

theonion:


North Korea Celebrates As Kim Jong-Un Becomes First Man To Walk On Moon: Full Story

theonion:

North Korea Celebrates As Kim Jong-Un Becomes First Man To Walk On Moon: Full Story


AS17-137-20979 (12 Dec. 1972) —- A close-up view of the lunar roving vehicle (LRV) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site photographed during Apollo 17 lunar surface extravehicular activity. Note the makeshift repair arrangement on the right rear fender of the LRV. During EVA-1 a hammer got underneath the fender and a part of it was knocked off. Astronauts Eugene A. Cernan and Harrison H. Schmitt were reporting a problem with lunar dust because of the damage fender. Following a suggestion from astronaut John W. Young in the Mission Control Center at Houston the crewmen repaired the fender early in EVA-2 using lunar maps and clamps from the optical alignment telescope lamp. Schmitt is seated in the rover. Cernan took this picture.

AS17-137-20979 (12 Dec. 1972) —- A close-up view of the lunar roving vehicle (LRV) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site photographed during Apollo 17 lunar surface extravehicular activity. Note the makeshift repair arrangement on the right rear fender of the LRV. During EVA-1 a hammer got underneath the fender and a part of it was knocked off. Astronauts Eugene A. Cernan and Harrison H. Schmitt were reporting a problem with lunar dust because of the damage fender. Following a suggestion from astronaut John W. Young in the Mission Control Center at Houston the crewmen repaired the fender early in EVA-2 using lunar maps and clamps from the optical alignment telescope lamp. Schmitt is seated in the rover. Cernan took this picture.

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The Last Moon Shot Credit: Apollo Program, NASA (image scanned by J.L. Pickering)
Explanation: In 1865 Jules Verne predicted the invention of a space capsule that could carry people. His science fiction story “From the Earth to the Moon” outlined his vision of a cannon in Florida so powerful that it could shoot a Projectile-Vehicle carrying three adventurers to the Moon. Over 100 years later NASA, guided by Wernher Von Braun’s vision, produced the Saturn V rocket. From a spaceport in Florida, this rocket turned Verne’s fiction into fact, launching 9 Apollo Lunar missions and allowing 12 astronauts to walk on the Moon. As spotlights play on the rocket and launch pad at dusk, the last moon shot, Apollo 17, is pictured here awaiting its December 1972 night launch.

The Last Moon Shot 
Credit: Apollo ProgramNASA (image scanned by J.L. Pickering)

Explanation: In 1865 Jules Verne predicted the invention of a space capsule that could carry people. His science fiction story “From the Earth to the Moon” outlined his vision of a cannon in Florida so powerful that it could shoot a Projectile-Vehicle carrying three adventurers to the Moon. Over 100 years later NASA, guided by Wernher Von Braun’s vision, produced the Saturn V rocket. From a spaceport in Florida, this rocket turned Verne’s fiction into fact, launching 9 Apollo Lunar missions and allowing 12 astronauts to walk on the Moon. As spotlights play on the rocket and launch pad at dusk, the last moon shot, Apollo 17, is pictured here awaiting its December 1972 night launch.

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AS11-40-5903 (OF300)

110:42:14 Neil has moved to the MESA. No other Apollo photograph has been reproduced as often as this portrait of Buzz. Neil is, of course, visible in reflection on Buzz’s visor. Buzz has his left arm raised and is probably reading the checklist sewn on the wrist cover of his glove, which is shown in a detail. He is moving his right foot forward, as can be seen by the mound of dirt building up in front of the toe of that boot. Note the dirt adhering to Buzz’s boots and knees. Otherwise, he is remarkably clean. The “Red Apple”, which he would grab and pull to open his purge valve in the event of a suit leak or a PLSS failure, is located roughly over his navel. From our perspective, the purge valve is installed in the connector to the left of the “Red Apple”.

Many readers will note that the scan from original film looks different from the presentation of 5903 that the world has been seeing since the image was released soon after Neil, Mike, and Buzz returned from the Moon. See a history of the image linked here.

Journal Contributor Markus Mehring has produced a rectified close-up of Neil’s reflection in Buzz’s visor. “I scanned the best and largest print I had available, removed the roughly 5 degree tilt that the original has in relation to the horizon, mirrored it, adjusted color in order to somewhat get rid of the golden tint of the visor, and re-projected it flat in order to kill as much spherical appearance as tolerable - hence the smear on the edges, which is impossible to avoid.”

In March 2005, Journal Contributor Eric Nelson digitally removed the gold color of Buzz’s visor ( 321k ) and revealed an unmistakably blue reflection of Earth.

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discoverynews:

Celestial Paternity Test: Moon is Earth’s Child
The Earth is the moon’s single mother, according to a new “paternity test” done on Apollo lunar rock samples.
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"mother … paternity"
Those words do not go together.

discoverynews:

Celestial Paternity Test: Moon is Earth’s Child

The Earth is the moon’s single mother, according to a new “paternity test” done on Apollo lunar rock samples.

keep reading

"mother … paternity"

Those words do not go together.

discoverynews:

Why the Moon is Always Looking at Earth
One side of the moon is always facing us. Why?
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Image: The “man in the moon.” Source: NASA Goddard/Arizona State University.

It’s cause we’re untrustworthy and the Moon has to keep an eye on us.

discoverynews:

Why the Moon is Always Looking at Earth

One side of the moon is always facing us. Why?

keep reading

Image: The “man in the moon.” Source: NASA Goddard/Arizona State University.

It’s cause we’re untrustworthy and the Moon has to keep an eye on us.

ifuckinglovespace:

Neil deGrasse Tyson - We Stopped Dreaming

Inspired by the Sagan Series, this is part one of a new series with Neil deGrasse Tyson as narrator.

NASA costs Americans half a penny on a tax dollar. That fraction of a bill is not wide enough from the edge to reach the ink.

How much would you pay for the universe?

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You dumb moon!

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Pretty much.

Pretty much.

ifuckinglovespace:

Apollo 15 Commander David Scott tests Galileo’s theory of objects in gravity fields in a vacuum by dropping a hammer and feather while on the lunar surface.

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JAPAN—Mount Fuji, 1961.
Burt Glinn/ Magnum Photos

JAPAN—Mount Fuji, 1961.

Burt Glinn/ Magnum Photos

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