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2008-11-13 17:25:00

The old moon has a fresh look, after NASA released a newly restored 42-year-old image of Earth on Thursday. Mankind's first up-close photos of the lunar landscape have been rescued from four decades of dusty storage, and they've been restored to rival anything taken by modern cameras. In 1966, the Lunar Orbiter 1 spacecraft took the iconic photograph of Earth rising above the lunar surface. NASA used refurbished machinery and modern digital technology, and produced the image at a much...


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2010-10-29 20:31:07

Harrison Schmitt was a NASA astronaut, and is also an American geologist. He was born Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt on July 3, 1935 in Santa Rita, New Mexico. After high school, he went to the California Institute of Technology and received a B.S. degree in science in 1957. He then went to Norway to study geology at the University of Oslo. In 1964, Schmitt earned a Ph.D. in geology from Harvard University. After receiving his doctorate, he worked at the U.S. Geological Survey's...

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