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2014-05-08 03:00:47

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter experiences 12 "earthrises" every day, however the LRO Camera (LROC) is almost always busy imaging the lunar surface so only rarely does an opportunity arise such that LROC can capture a view of Earth.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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.

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2009-06-28 10:15:00

Radio amateurs from across the globe have been communicating this weekend using the 'moonbounce' technique as part of the commemoration of the Apollo 11 landing 40 years ago in July.

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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.

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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.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.