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The Moon, In Depth

For years, scientists exploring the Earth’s moon have benefitted from detailed, three-dimensional views of the lunar landscape. Now, it’s easier than ever for anyone to see those same 3D pictures. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a robotic spacecraft that circles

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Moonwalking

Harrison “Jack” Schmitt was the last person to step down onto the Moon. He was also the only professional geologist to work on the lunar surface, which he did during the Apollo 17 expedition to the Taurus-Littrow Valley. The Moon’s

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Somewhere Over the Bay of Rainbows

This entry originally appeared as a guest post on The Planetary Society site. China’s first lunar lander, which also happens to be humankind’s first in nearly four decades, is on its way to the Moon. The Chang’e 3 spacecraft departed

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The Strangest Place on the Moon?

This entry originally appeared as a guest post on The Planetary Society site. It’s always rewarding to wander the surface of the Moon using the archive of images captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. It’s full of pictures that show

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The Pit

This post originally appeared as a guest blog entry on The Planetary Society web site. One of the world’s largest open-pit mines delves into Utah’s Oquirrh Mountains. The Bingham Canyon Mine is four kilometers wide and reaches nearly a kilometer

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