31 Jan '16, 4pm

'Earthrise Reimagined' By NASA's @LRO_NASA forty-seven years after the original Earthrise

On December 24, 1968, during a live Christmas Eve broadcast from orbit around the Moon, Apollo 8 astronauts shared a spectacular image of Earth rising on the lunar horizon. The image, known as Earthrise, offered us one of the first views of our planet as it appears from deep space. The photograph has become one of the most recognizable views of our home and is often credited with inspiring the nascent environmental movement to become a political force. Forty-seven years later, a spacecraft orbiting the Moon has captured a new view (above) that is reminiscent of the 1968 image. The image is composite made from a series of images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) on October 12, 2015. When it was acquiring the images, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was about 83 miles (134 kilometers) above Compton crater on the Moon’s far side. In this view, the center...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=87233

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navy.mil 12 Feb '16, 3am

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Seeing the Reef for the Corals

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 31 Jan '16, 3pm

This Image of the Day is the answer to the January puzzler. Colonies of coral polyps are some of the most prolific builder...

Seeing the Reef for the Corals

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Jan '16, 11pm

This Image of the Day is the answer to the January puzzler. Colonies of coral polyps are some of the most prolific builder...

Great Salt Lake, Oblique View

Great Salt Lake, Oblique View

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 Feb '16, 3pm

While passing over the Rocky Mountains, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of the Gr...