July 19, 2019

30+ Historic Photos Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969 mankind took “one giant step” as the Apollo 11 mission touched down on the Moon. As the first mission to bring humans to the Moon, it remains one of mankind’s most incredible accomplishments. 50 years after the historic Apollo 11 landing, the mission continues to capture the imagination of the public and is held as a shining example of what humans can achieve.

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June 28, 2019

NASA’s Photo Shows Mars’ Grand Canyon in Spectacular Detail

Measuring the length of the entire United States, Mars’ Valles Marineris—Mariner Valley—is an enormous canyon that makes our Grand Canyon appear minuscule. Stretching across a good expanse of the Red Planet, Valles Marineris is captured in spectacular detail thanks to the work of the Viking orbiter. NASA’s high-resolution mosaic of the Valles Marineris hemisphere gives a magnificent look at this canyon system.

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May 6, 2019

It Took 1,060 Hours to Capture This Stunning Photo of the Galaxy

Ten months in the making, this incredible mosaic of nearly 4,000 photos gives a detailed look at the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). This satellite galaxy is visible as a faint cloud for those living in the Southern Hemisphere, so getting an close-up vision of the LMC is a real treat. The photograph, which was named NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, came together thanks to the work of five dedicated amateur astronomers.

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