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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...

NASA To Launch GRAIL Moon Mission Thursday
2011-09-06 12:16:43

  NASA will usher in another Moon mission on Thursday when it launches twin probes to measure gravity on Earth's closest cosmic neighbor. The robotic twins will create the most precise lunar gravity map ever, which scientists hope to use to determine what is beneath the surface of the Moon. Near-identical twins GRAIL A and GRAIL B are set to launch on Thursday aboard a small Delta II rocket.  The two spacecraft will separate an hour after launch and will travel...

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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...