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Explore the Moon’s North Pole With This Gargantuan Photo Mosaic

Over the past four years the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was busy collecting photographs… 10,581 to be exact. And it was all for you! So you could explore the moon at a dazzling resolution of two metres per pixel. Read More >>

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What Does a Solar Eclipse Look Like From the Moon?

It's not as visually spectacular as this synthetic image of the eclipse from space, but it's quite dramatic anyway. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera turned around to capture Earth as the Moon was eclipsing the Sun last week. Read More >>

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This NASA Reconstruction of the Historic Apollo 8’s Earthrise Is Simply Beautiful

One December 24, 1968, Frank Borman, Will Anders and Jim Lovell experienced one of the most amazing moments in history, the first earthrise ever witnessed by humans. Read More >>

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New Mesmerising Video Shows the Whole Evolution of the Moon

This is a fascinating simulation that shows how the Moon evolved from its original form—about 4.5 billion years ago—to what we can see today. It starts with the big impact that formed its South Pole's Aitken Basin, 4.3 billion years ago. Read More >>

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NASA Has Completed the Highest-Resolution Map of the Moon Ever

Using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA has created the highest-resolution, most accurate map of the surface of the moon ever. Great. Now let's pick a spot to park our spaceships and let's get back there pronto. Read More >>