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2014-05-08 03:00:47

NASA/Arizona State University NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) experiences 12 "earthrises" every day, however LROC (short for LRO Camera) is almost always busy imaging the lunar surface so only rarely does an opportunity arise such that LROC can capture a view of Earth. On Feb. 1, 2014, LRO pitched forward while approaching the moon's north pole allowing the LROC Wide Angle Camera to capture Earth rising above Rozhdestvenskiy crater (112 miles, or 180 km, in diameter). The LROC...

Apollo 8 Earthrise Image Commemorated With New Video Simulation
2013-12-22 02:58:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first color image of the Earth ever taken by a person in lunar orbit, NASA has released a new video simulation of the events that led to the iconic ‘Earthrise’ photograph. Earthrise, which served as the cover photo of Time Magazine’s ‘Great Images of the 20th Century’ and was also featured on the front of Life’s ‘100 Photographs That Changed the World,’ was taken by Apollo...

Image 1 - Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Brings 'Earthrise' To Everyone
2012-04-21 06:20:59

[ Watch the Video ] Imagine yourself in orbit, your spacecraft flying backward with its small window facing down toward the surface of the moon. You peer out, scouring the ash-colored contours of the cratered landscape for traces of ancient volcanic activity. Around you, the silent, velvety blackness of space stretches out in every direction. The spacecraft rolls over, and you glimpse a sliver of intense light starting to climb over the rough horizon. It might be dawn, except that the...

2011-05-20 00:00:29

EarthRise at IONS' weekend retreats highlight open campus and natural setting to inspire inner vision, perspective, and imagination among participants Petaluma, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Nestled among canopied live oaks and rolling hills, northern California's 194 acre hillside retreat center, EarthRise at IONS today announced ongoing writer's workshops beginning June 3, 2011 designed to offer a peaceful encounter with the land and a deeper journey into one's heart. Past participants have...

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2010-12-21 13:48:32

Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts -- Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders -- became the first humans to orbit another world. As their command module floated above the lunar surface, the astronauts beamed back images of the moon and Earth and took turns reading from the book of Genesis, closing with a wish for everyone "on the good Earth." "We...

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2009-06-28 10:15:00

Radio amateurs from across the globe have been communicating this weekend using the "Ëœmoonbounce' technique as part of the commemoration of the Apollo 11 landing 40 years ago in July. They were able to engage in very clean and in depth conversations, but radio communication is not as fluid and immediate as with a telephone. It takes the radio signals 2.5 seconds to reach the moon, which meant waiting five seconds to receive each reply. The contact between the groups was initiated...

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2008-12-24 12:40:00

Forty years ago, the crew of Apollo 8 reached lunar orbit and filmmaker and historian Dr. Christopher Riley was there when it happened.Christmas Eve of 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first astronauts to leave Earth's orbit.During the first three orbits, the spacecraft was not orientated to give them a chance to see the Earth. But as Apollo 8 made its way back from the far side of the Moon for the fourth time, Frank Borman spotted the view from a window, his reaction captured by the on...

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2008-03-12 09:35:00

A Japanese space probe named Selene, or Kaguya in Japanese, has sent back breathtaking high-definition video of the Moon's surface. The probe arrived at the moon last year with a large onboard HDTV camera to capture footage of the lunar surface from 62 miles overhead. The footage was unveiled at this week's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas.   The video provides the spectacular imagery of the landscape seen decades ago by the Apollo astronauts as they...


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