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August 19 is World Photo Day. To mark the importance and impact of photography, here is Earthrise with the Earth as seen from Apollo 8, captured during lunar orbit December 24, 1968: See also: World’s first (permanent) photograph, taken in 1826 or 1826
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Lunar Orbiter 1. It was the first of five Lunar Orbiters intended to photograph the Moon’s surface to aid in the selection of future landing sites for the Apollo missions. The spacecraft’s camera captured the data used in this restored version of the first image of Earth from […]
Fuji X-T1 and XF 18mm f/2.0 R Lens – 1/30 @ f/2.8 – ISO 6400 Apollo 11 moon landing as displayed at the Cradle Of Aviation Museum, Mitchell Field, Long Island. “One small step for a man, one giant step for mankind” – Neil Armstrong
There will be no readers’ wildlife today: I’m saving up the photos for when I’m in Poland. Instead, have a gander at this photo: This still photo of the moon interposed between a satellite and Earth was going around yesterday, and some who saw it automatically cried “Photoshop!” (I don’t think I’ve ever posted an amazing photo that […]
A team of NASA-funded scientists has solved an enduring mystery from the Apollo missions to the moon — the origin of organic matter found in lunar samples returned to Earth. Samples of the lunar soil brought back by the Apollo astronauts contain low levels of organic matter in the form of amino acids. Certain amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, essential molecules used by life to build structures like hair and skin and to regulate chemical reactions.