March 10, 2014

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Cosmos & the Moon

image by Damian Peach, UK

I am watching the first minutes of COSMOS and remembering that the nearest cosmic neighbor is our Moon. There is an infinity of galaxies to explore, not to mention multiverse bubbles, but nowhere in the cosmos can our personal exploration see more details than at the Moon. Damian's excellent image shows a detail that often is not visible, and rarely captured as clearly. Humboldt is a glorious large crater that everyone would know if it were easily visible from Earth. We see it obliquely, looking across a rille-cracked floor, to the dark lavas of Mare Australe to the southeast. But now Neil Tyson has just finished with his story of being hosted by Carl Sagan, and its time for me to finish too.
Chuck Wood

Technical Details
March 5, 2014.

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