Posts Tagged ‘themoon’

Mars Rover Curiosity Takes Its First Photo of Earth from the Surface of the Red Planet

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Someday, when the first humans walk on Mars — after they’ve taken a commemorative “one small step for man” selfie, of course — they will turn their iPhone 27′s back towards Earth and snap a photo of their home planet that might look something like the image above. Read more…

Super-High Resolution Video of the Moon Rotating Created from LRO Pictures

Short and sweet, the video above is also impressive. Although it might seem banal enough — what’s so special about a video of the moon going through a full rotation? — what you’re looking at is a super-high resolution time-lapse that shows all of the Moon, including the part that’s never visible from Earth. And it was all made possible by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Read more…

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

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The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? The gallery contains all of the incredible photos taken during each of the missions — from Apollo 1 all the way through Apollo 17 — with some 1,000+ photos from Apollo 11 alone. Read more…

The Family Photo That Was Left on the Surface of the Moon

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We’ve seen photography of the Moon, and photography taken on the Moon; people have even left photography gear up there. But this is the first we’ve heard of a photo from Earth, not only making it to the Moon, but staying there.

Fortunately, it was left there on purpose (Can you imagine? “Uhhh … John … we need to turn around, I forgot something…”), and the story behind the picture goes something like this. Read more…