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The APOD (big Panorama pic)

January 28 2002 at 5:11 AM
Alnilam  (Login AlnilamE)
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An Apollo 17 Panorama
Credit: Apollo 17 Crew, NASA

Explanation: What would it be like to stand on the surface of another world,
to look all around you, and to try to figure out how this world got there?
To get an idea, scroll right. In 1972 during the Apollo 17 mission,
astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan found out first hand.
In this case, the world was Earth's own Moon. In one of the more famous
panoramas taken on the Moon, the magnificent desolation
of the barren Moon is apparent. Visible are rocks, hills, craters,
the lunar rover, and astronaut Schmidt preparing to take a soil
sample. A few days after this image was taken, humanity
left the Moon and has yet to return. An interactive version of
the above image can be found here.

(I separated the text in lines, otherwise it would just go on and on till the end of the picture.)

 
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