New World from the moon

The Western Hemisphere under almost no cloud cover on August 9, 2010 (Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University)

This picture was achieved during a routine calibration test of the the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. It is from the LRO’s latest Earth calibration sequence. The LRO has been orbiting the moon once every two hours since June 2009. An interactive, full resolution view of this same photo is hosted by Arizona State University.

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  1. That’s a BEAUTIFUL photo of the Western Hemisphere . . . I’m glad I read this post only after your Linda M. story . . . I don’t think I’ve had the opportunity to type “necrophilia” before. I had no idea — that photo. Yikes.

    This is an amazing blog, Darrell — there so much to learn. (Kudos to you, for ignoring the “Latin is a dead language” mantra.) I’ll return to return to read about Abraham Lincoln . . . Linda took it all out of me. Good job of thinking about the unthinkable.

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