Topic: Moon

Scott salutes the flag after exiting the LEM and beginning his and Irwin's third trek of their lunar stay. Angled sunlight washes through the red, white and blue.
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Moon Camera for Sale (The Pictures are Free)

The very ordinariness of some of the pictures from astronaut Jim Erwin’s purpose-built Hasselblad 500 EL camera, one of only 14 Hasselblads which ever flew to the moon, makes them seem both real and otherworldly

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The Moon
The Backstory

The First Photograph of The Moon

In honor of the winter solstice, December 21, the shortest day and longest night of the year, LightBox present the story behind the first photograph ever taken of the moon.

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NASA / JPL-Caltech/Michael Benson/Kinetikon Pictures (c) All Rights Reserved
Out There

The Cosmos In Living Color: Michael Benson’s Interstellar Imagery

Multimedia artist Michael Benson begins with filtered, black-and-white imagery sent back by space probes at the edge of existence. He ends with colorful, high-definition visions of a universe in motion.

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Farooq Khan—EPA
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: February 3 – February 10

From snow storms in Rome and Superbowl XLVI to protests in Egypt and Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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NASA
The Backstory

The First Earthrise

45 years ago this month, a photo from space forever changed how human beings saw the cosmos.

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