It’s not as visually spectacular as this synthetic image of the eclipse from space, but it’s quite dramatic anyway. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera turned around to capture Earth as the moon was eclipsing the sun last week.
Using data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA has created the highest-resolution, most accurate map of the surface of the moon ever. Great. Now let’s pick a spot to park our spaceships and let’s get back there pronto.
The moon is shrivelling like baboon’s testicles in an ice-tea glass, NASA scientists said after analysing new images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Not with those exact words, mind you, but similar enough: It’s shrinking because it’s cooling down.