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    1st 360 Degree Color Panorama from China’s Chang’e-3 Lunar Lander. It shows the moonscape view all around the landing site after the ‘Yutu’ lunar rover left impressive tracks behind when it initially rolled onto the lunar terrain on Dec. 15, 2013. Mosaic [Credit: CNSA/Chinanews/Ken Kremer/Marco Di Lorenzo – kenkremer.com] Read more: www.universetoday...

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    Chang’e 3 landing site in Sinus Iridum, the Bay of Rainbows. Also labeled is the crater named for Francesco Bianchini (18th century Italian astronomers) and crater Helicon (a sacred mountain in Greek mythology). Promontories honor Pierre-Simon Laplace (18th-19 century French astronomer and mathematician) and Heraclides Ponticus (Greek astronomer 4th century BCE). Mare Imbrium is the Sea of Showers. Mona Evans, "The Moon - Earth's Daughter" www.bellaonline.c...

    A graphic illustrating the ISEE-3 spacecraft's history. Courtesy Tim Reyes.

    The Whirlpool galaxy seen in both optical and X-ray light. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Wesleyan Univ./R.Kilgard, et al; Optical: NASA/STSc...

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    Lunar crater C. Herschel. It's a small crater named after Caroline Herschel, lying on on a wrinkle ridge of the lunar mare named the Dorsum Heim, which is in the western part of Mare Imbrium. It's a circular, bowl-shaped formation that has not undergone significant erosion. The interior floor has the same low albedo as the surrounding lunar mare. Mona Evans, "Caroline Herschel" www.bellaonline.c...

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    Infographic: 15 Years of Continuous Human Presence Aboard the International Space Station. Credit: NASA

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    Mars photographed during part of its rotation from Melbourne, Australia on March 8. The bright "cap" marks Hellas, now covered in wintertime...

    Youngest new moon every photographed. (Credit: Thierry Legault) 2013-07-08. July 2013 Moon caught at the instant it was new, most nearly between the Earth and the Sun for that lunar orbit. Irregularities “are caused by the relief at the edge of the lunar disk”.

    First ever look at the far side of the Moon. The photo was taken by the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 on Oct. 7, 1959. The right three-quarters of the disk is the far side. A = Mare Moscoviense, B = Tsiolkovsky Crater with central peak, C = Mare Smythii (on the near side-far side border) and D = Mare Crisium (near side). (Credit: Roscosmos) Mona Evans, "The Moon - Earth's Daughter" www.bellaonline.c...

    "Lunar Eclipse & Occultation" by Jathin Premjith, Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011. His picture not only shows the red of a total lunar eclipse, but has also caught a star just appearing from behind the orbiting Moon. Mona Evans, "Lunar Eclipses" www.bellaonline.c...

    Water at the Moon's south pole. 2012-01-19. The Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter's LEND instrument detects hydrogen in the soil. The blue areas show where water ice is likely to exist. (Credit: NASA/GSFC) Mona Evans, "Water on the Moon", www.bellaonline.c...