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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Astronomy Tuesday




This stunning picture of Earthrise over the surface of the moon came from Apollo 14's landing site at Fra Mauro in February 1971.

One story I don't think I'd ever heard -- the Command Module pilot Stuart Roosa carried a canister of tree seeds on the journey. After his return, they were germinated, and the saplings -- Moon Trees -- were planted around the world.

Image Credit: Apollo 14, NASA, JSC, ASU (Image Reprocessing: Andy Saunders)

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