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Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean photographed on Moon by fellow astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad.

Apollo 12: Self Portrait

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APOD: 2019 November 19 – Milky Way over Uruguayan Lighthouse

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What Are a Dozen Bottles of Bordeaux Doing in Space?

Turns out that there is quite a history of booze of various sorts leaving the Earth.

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The font that landed on the moon

I wasn’t aware that Futura was so widely used in the aerospace industry. Helvetica isn’t quite as all-pervasive as you might think.

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Perijove 11: Passing Jupiter

Here comes Jupiter! NASA’s robotic spacecraft Juno is continuing on its 53-day, highly-elongated orbits around our Solar System’s largest planet. The featured video is from perijove 11 in early 2018, the eleventh time Juno has passed near Jupiter since it arrived in mid-2016.

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Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. Somewhere, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby are probably smiling, as science brings us images that once were only to be seen in the pages of the Marvel Comics that they had a hand in producing…

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The Business: Apollo Executive Group

Fascinating article about how NASA managed to get men onto the Moon in the face of budget cuts and other setbacks (the Apollo 1 tragedy in particular.)

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Star Trails and the Equinox Sunrise

Belated happy Spring Equinox, everyone.

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Moonrise Through Mauna Keas Shadow

I didn’t know that such a phenomenon was possible. Neat!

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APOD: 2019 March 5 – X Ray Superbubbles in Galaxy NGC 3079

Reminder: the universe is amazing and beautiful, if you take the time to look.