Tag Archives: Moon

Earthset From The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

“On the Moon, the Earth never rises — or sets. If you were to sit on the surface of the Moon, you would see the Earth just hang in the sky. This is because the Moon always keeps the same … Continue reading

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Neil Armstrong On Being A Nerd

“An Engineering Manifesto by the first man on the moon. “Science is about what is. Engineering is about what CAN be.”” (YouTube) PHD Comics animates Neil Armstrong‘s engineering manifesto on being a nerd. His definition of engineering is pretty interesting, … Continue reading

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NASA Apollo Mission Photos

Thanks to the Project Apollo Archive, over 13000 photos of the various manned Apollo missions to the moon between the years of 1961 and 1972 have been uploaded online. The results are really incredible to browse through (the BBC has a collection … Continue reading

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Tonight: A Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

“Tonight a bright full Moon will fade to red. Tonight’s moon will be particularly bright because it is reaching its fully lit phase when it is relatively close to the Earth in its elliptical orbit. In fact, by some measures … Continue reading

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What Physics Teachers Get Wrong About Tides

“Everything you’ve learned about tides is WRONG. We know that gravity affects the motion of all objects equally – so why are oceans the only bodies of water with tides? Join Gabe on this week’s episode of PBS Space Time … Continue reading

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The Not-Planets

With the recent flyby of Pluto, Emily Lakdawalla has created this fantastic scale comparison between the so-called Not-Planets; those celestial bodies that are in our solar system and are of a similar size. This is an excellent way to show … Continue reading

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Sun And Moon Halo

“Two pictures captured on April 1 are combined in this creative day and night composite. Separated in time by about 10 hours the images otherwise match, looking along the coast at Östersund Sweden. The relative times were chosen to show … Continue reading

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