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Rare photo from Armstrong's walk on the moon emerges.

#moon #NeilArmstrong #cats #caturday #funny #humour
 
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Terrarium life 4 - Books and stars
by yuumei

#art #digitalart #yuumei #books #reading #cozy #jar #moon #stars
 
Good morning with a picture of an Islay moonrise:

Rising Moon over the Saligo dunes, Isle of Islay

#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photo #photography #moon #moonrise #dunes #beach #coast #shore #sunset #landscape
Rising Moon over the Saligo dunes, Isle of Islay
 
[Moonlapse Prelude]

Timelapse of full moon with very much noise.

Music: Jorge Bolet

(https://youtu.be/vdHtPd2SzyA)

#kiel #nature #moon #timelapse #myvideo #mywork
 
Live coverage: Mission control loses contact with Indian moon lander – Spaceflight Now

Oh shit
#moon #space #rocket #india
Live coverage: Mission control loses contact with Indian moon lander
 

Guess who reserved their seat on the first Moon flight? My mum, that's who • The Register


#Moon #Apollo11 #PanAm #aviation
@Andrea Borgia Quite a story!
 
They are serious about the "Don't Touch the Pristine Moon Rocks" rule. And 80% is still pristine material. An article (with video) on the facility holding the moon rocks.
Only five people in the world get to routinely handle these precious pebbles, sample processor Charis Krysher tells me. She’s one of them. But even Krysher and the lucky few can’t touch the samples directly. To pick up an Apollo rock, Krysher must either use stainless steel tweezers or slide her fingers into a third set of gloves made of Teflon.
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All this effort is to protect the 382 kilograms of rocks, core samples, pebbles, sand and dust lifted from the moon during the six Apollo landings from 1969 through 1972. Those priceless samples are still offering fresh details about how the moon — and the entire solar system — formed and evolved. The rocks have revealed the rough ages of all the rocky planets’ surfaces and informed debate about whether an ancient reshuffling of the outer planets caused a bombardment of meteorites on Earth (SN Online: 9/12/16).
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Since those first bits of moon arrived, NASA has sent about 50,000 individual samples to 500 research labs in more than 15 countries. Even with all that sharing, upward of 80 percent of the original haul is still untouched. Keeping with NASA’s hypercareful approach, nearly 15 percent of that lot is stored in a vault at the White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, N.M., a roughly 1,300-kilometer drive from Houston.

Designers also constructed this boxy, beige building in Houston, which opened in 1979, with certain disasters in mind. The structure is hurricane-resistant, and the pristine sample lab is one story above ground level to avoid flooding."
#Space #Moon #Geology #Rocks #MoonRocks #Research
 
They are serious about the "Don't Touch the Pristine Moon Rocks" rule. And 80% is still pristine material. An article (with video) on the facility holding the moon rocks.
Only five people in the world get to routinely handle these precious pebbles, sample processor Charis Krysher tells me. She’s one of them. But even Krysher and the lucky few can’t touch the samples directly. To pick up an Apollo rock, Krysher must either use stainless steel tweezers or slide her fingers into a third set of gloves made of Teflon.
[...]
All this effort is to protect the 382 kilograms of rocks, core samples, pebbles, sand and dust lifted from the moon during the six Apollo landings from 1969 through 1972. Those priceless samples are still offering fresh details about how the moon — and the entire solar system — formed and evolved. The rocks have revealed the rough ages of all the rocky planets’ surfaces and informed debate about whether an ancient reshuffling of the outer planets caused a bombardment of meteorites on Earth (SN Online: 9/12/16).
[...]
Since those first bits of moon arrived, NASA has sent about 50,000 individual samples to 500 research labs in more than 15 countries. Even with all that sharing, upward of 80 percent of the original haul is still untouched. Keeping with NASA’s hypercareful approach, nearly 15 percent of that lot is stored in a vault at the White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, N.M., a roughly 1,300-kilometer drive from Houston.

Designers also constructed this boxy, beige building in Houston, which opened in 1979, with certain disasters in mind. The structure is hurricane-resistant, and the pristine sample lab is one story above ground level to avoid flooding."
#Space #Moon #Geology #Rocks #MoonRocks #Research
 
Good morning a picture of an Islay Moon rising:
Bright Moon rising over the Saligo dunes, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog
#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photo #photography #Moon #gloaming #beach #dunes #shore #coast
Bright Moon rising over the Saligo dunes, Isle of Islay
 

Former NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz Restores Mission Control : NPR


#Science #Moon #NASA

This is truly fucking awesome.
 

Former NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz Restores Mission Control : NPR


#Science #Moon #NASA

This is truly fucking awesome.
 
Get a tour of the Apollo 11 landing site via an interactive visualisation. Article by Phil Plait. Visualisation at [ http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/featured_sites/view_site/59 ]
It seems like a long time ago on a moon far, far away, but now you can follow along with a satellite’s-eye-view of the mission: The folks at the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera website have created a very cool interactive feature where you can view the landing site using an LROC image, and when you scroll through the mission timeline the image changes to show you where the astronauts were, what they were doing, and what conversations they were having with each other and Mission Control back on Earth.

It’s cool to see how things unfolded in that brief time they were on the Moon. I had fun going over Armstrong’s first small step, and then watching the two of them zip around the site performing their tasks. I was especially taken with their short walk over to Little West Crater to their immediate east by about 60 meters.
#Space #Moon #Apollo11 #MoonLandings
 
Get a tour of the Apollo 11 landing site via an interactive visualisation. Article by Phil Plait. Visualisation at [ http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/featured_sites/view_site/59 ]
It seems like a long time ago on a moon far, far away, but now you can follow along with a satellite’s-eye-view of the mission: The folks at the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera website have created a very cool interactive feature where you can view the landing site using an LROC image, and when you scroll through the mission timeline the image changes to show you where the astronauts were, what they were doing, and what conversations they were having with each other and Mission Control back on Earth.

It’s cool to see how things unfolded in that brief time they were on the Moon. I had fun going over Armstrong’s first small step, and then watching the two of them zip around the site performing their tasks. I was especially taken with their short walk over to Little West Crater to their immediate east by about 60 meters.
#Space #Moon #Apollo11 #MoonLandings
 
400,000 people, 200,000 companies, one government - what else did it take to bring mankind onto the #moon? Series „50 days to the moon has 50 stories of #history – facts and tales. Enjoy.
 
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“Segurando a Lua” (Holding the Moon) - by Eric Houck


#photography #tree #moon #EricHouck #nature
 
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“Segurando a Lua” (Holding the Moon) - by Eric Houck


#photography #tree #moon #EricHouck #nature
 
Good morning with a picture from a beautiful Islay night:
Moon setting on a clear night at Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog
#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #photo #photography #moon #night #beach #coast #landscape
Moon setting on a clear night at Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay
 
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A 30-million page library is heading to the moon to help preserve human civilization

The Lunar Library, as the archive is known, constitutes a “civilization backup” to help ensure that our distant descendants never lose humanity's collective wisdom, according to Nova Spivack, co-founder of Arch Mission Foundation, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit behind the project. The foundation is building a space-based archive designed to survive for 6 billion years or more — a million times longer than the oldest written records in existence today.
#Space #Library #Moon
 
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A 30-million page library is heading to the moon to help preserve human civilization

The Lunar Library, as the archive is known, constitutes a “civilization backup” to help ensure that our distant descendants never lose humanity's collective wisdom, according to Nova Spivack, co-founder of Arch Mission Foundation, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit behind the project. The foundation is building a space-based archive designed to survive for 6 billion years or more — a million times longer than the oldest written records in existence today.
#Space #Library #Moon
 
Good morning with a moody Islay evening view:
Moon behind clouds, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog
#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #moon #clouds #night
Moon behind clouds, Isle of Islay
 
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